$99 Supercomputer Featured on Kickstarter
A new Kickstarter project from Adapteva hopes to bring tiny supercomputers to the masses in a board similar in size to the Raspberry Pi. The Parallella project hopes to raise at least $750,000 with an upper goal of $3 million. At the lower goal, the company will offer a $99 system with a 16 core board, and it will offer a $199 64 core board if the higher goal is reached. The 16 core board will have total processing power of 13GHz and 26 gigaflops while the 64 core system will hit 45GHz and 90 gigaflops. The computers will be powered by a dual core ARM A9 CPU and will also come with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of MicroSD storage, HDMI, and a port of Ubuntu 11.10. Supporters will be able to get one of these systems by May 2013 with a $99 contribution or by February with a $499 contribution.