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[[Category: Parallella]]
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==Introduction==
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==About==
  
The Parallella board was inspired by hardware communities such as Raspberry Pi, BeagleBoard and Arduino, and the aim is to democratise access to parallel computing by providing an affordable open high-performance computing (HPC) platform.
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The Parallella project was inspired by hardware communities such as Raspberry Pi, BeagleBoard and Arduino, and aims to democratise access to parallel computing through providing an affordable open hardware platform and open source tools, and supporting learning and the development of software which is able to harness the power of parallel systems.
  
The platform is being built on the following principles:
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===Motivation===
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Making parallel computing easy to use has been described as being ''a problem as hard as any that computer science has faced''. With such a big challenge ahead we need to make sure as many people as possible have access to open parallel hardware and development tools.
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===Principles===
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The Parallella platform is being built on the following principles:
  
 
* Open Access: all architecture and SDK documents openly published on the Web — no NDAs or special access required.
 
* Open Access: all architecture and SDK documents openly published on the Web — no NDAs or special access required.
 
* Open Source: software platform based on free and open source software (F/OSS) development tools and libraries. Board design files provided under an open source hardware license once the Parallella computer ships.
 
* Open Source: software platform based on free and open source software (F/OSS) development tools and libraries. Board design files provided under an open source hardware license once the Parallella computer ships.
 
* Affordable: the goal is to bring the hardware cost to below $100, making it an affordable platform for all.
 
* Affordable: the goal is to bring the hardware cost to below $100, making it an affordable platform for all.
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==Hardware==
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For information on the Parallella computer see [[Parallella Hardware]].
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==Software==

Revision as of 15:14, 18 April 2013

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Parallella Wiki

About

The Parallella project was inspired by hardware communities such as Raspberry Pi, BeagleBoard and Arduino, and aims to democratise access to parallel computing through providing an affordable open hardware platform and open source tools, and supporting learning and the development of software which is able to harness the power of parallel systems.

Motivation

Making parallel computing easy to use has been described as being a problem as hard as any that computer science has faced. With such a big challenge ahead we need to make sure as many people as possible have access to open parallel hardware and development tools.

Principles

The Parallella platform is being built on the following principles:

  • Open Access: all architecture and SDK documents openly published on the Web — no NDAs or special access required.
  • Open Source: software platform based on free and open source software (F/OSS) development tools and libraries. Board design files provided under an open source hardware license once the Parallella computer ships.
  • Affordable: the goal is to bring the hardware cost to below $100, making it an affordable platform for all.

Hardware

For information on the Parallella computer see Parallella Hardware.

Software