If you own a Parallella please help us build the most efficient virtual supercomputer in the world this week!
Who, what, where, when, why?
Thanks to the amazing folks at resin.io there is now a containerized application deployment platform for the Parallella board enabling super easy workload scheduling for a fleet of thousands of Parallella computers across the globe with the push of a button.
We intend to offer “supercomputer.io” capacity for free to academic researchers working in the field of machine learning. Researchers at Google, Facebook, Baidu, and Microsoft are making steady progress with deep learning algorithms thanks to virtually limitless resources. What if this kind of computing power could be available to all researchers for FREE?
If we can get 1,000 boards connected to supercomputer.io, researchers would have a 18,000 CPU supercomputer at their disposal, putting it in the same class as some of the computers on the Top500 while consuming less than 5 KW. With 2 ARM A9 cores, the Xilinx FPGA logic, and 16 Epiphany CPU cores, this would arguably be the most efficient supercomputer on the planet!
The first live image processing demo of this new virtual machine will be run at the Parallella Technical Conference in Tokyo this Saturday.
How to Help?
Based on conversation with countless Parallella owners over the last year, I can tell you that “time” is a scarce a commodity as ever. If you haven’t turned on your Parallella yet, PLEASE help us put it to good use! Too much time and money was spent for the Parallellas to gather dust in some desk drawer. Let’s at least build something useful out of it.
- Download the special resin.io image from http://supercomputer.io
- Burn an SD card
- Power up your Parallella and connect it to your router. We take care of the rest.
In case you haven’t had time to keep up with our daily progress and development over the last year, here is a list of updates that may interest you.
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