Parallella Software

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Introduction

Ubuntu Linux is the official operating system for the Parallella computer and the GNU-based Epiphany SDK (eSDK) is the official software development environment.

Support for other Linux distributions and operating systems is welcomed, as is support for new software development environments and programming languages.

Questions and offers of help should be directed to the forums.

Operating Systems

Ubuntu

The Parallella FTP site has Linaro 12.03 Ubuntu SD card images for:

  • 18 and 66-core prototypes
  • 18-core Gen0 boards
  • 18-core Gen1 boards (final version)

Linaro Nano

Shodruky Ryhammer (shodruk) has put together a how-to for setting up a Linaro Nano 14.01 system (minimal headless).

FreeBSD

FreeBSD is being ported to the ZedBoard and there is interest in a Parallella port.

Software Development

Epiphany SDK

The Epiphany SDK is the primary development environment and comprises:

  • GCC, GDB and newlib
  • Epiphany driver, loader and runtime library
  • Eclipse IDE
  • BSPs
  • Utilities

Pre-built packages can be downloaded from the Parallella FTP site.

The Epiphany SDK is jointly developed by Embecosm (GCC, GDB and newlib) and Adapteva (everything else). Contributions in the form of bug reports and patches are welcomed at GitHub.

Resources

OpenCL SDK

OpenCL development is supported by COPRTHR SDK which is developed by Brown Deer Technology.

Resources

Erlang

Erlang Solutions are looking at Erlang support for Parallella and further details will be provided in due course.

Resources

Go

Mortdeus has started work on a Go back-end for Epiphany.

Resources

LLVM

Hoernchen has created an LLVM back-end for Epiphany.

Yabin is currently (15/05/13) looking at Clang support and other features.

Resources