Parallella: A supercomputer for everyone
Pledged: $898,921 of $750,000 goal
Funded: Oct. 27, 2012
The product is a highly efficient processor that can work like a fancy desktop computer. But rather than using 100 watts or more of power, Parallella needs only 5 watts. It will cost about $100, but is mostly geared toward sophisticated computer users, such as scientists, researchers, and developers. The Globe’s technology reporter, Hiawatha Bray, wrote about the startup in December. “The “computer” is really just a bare-bones circuit board about the size of a credit card, with connectors for a keyboard, hard drive, and network connection,” he wrote.
According to the company’s website, the first prototype platforms were shipped on Dec. 31. The Electric Engineering Times recently ranked Adapteva as one if its top 10 startups in the world to watch in 2013.