Parallella, Raspberry Pi, FPGA & All That Stuff

Mike Hewson
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I put in another $50 - for

I put in another $50 - for the book, a case with mounts, and any t-shirts that might turn up !! :-)

Cheers, Mike.

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Richard Haselgrove
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RE: ...with 25 hours left

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...with 25 hours left they need another 41,000 to get there...


23 hours to go, and $28,400 still needed - we can do this. My pledge is already included in that total.

Mike Hewson
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Yup, they made it just

Yup, they made it just now!

Cheers, Mike

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Nice! Mike, will you be

Nice!

Mike, will you be doing a comprehensive review of your setup once you've had some time with it?

Mike Hewson
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RE: Nice! Mike, will you

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Nice!

Mike, will you be doing a comprehensive review of your setup once you've had some time with it?


Absolutely! It's going to be bleeding edge but delivery is next May, so I have time to bone up on all the docs :-)

Mike.

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Remember, as with anything,

Remember, as with anything, there is still risk. Expectations always get in people's way.

There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot. - Aldo Leopold

Bikeman (Heinz-Bernd Eggenstein)
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Hi! Nice that they got the

Hi!
Nice that they got the money they had asked for, I also made a small pledge.

In the meantime, I'll play around with a Raspberry Pi which is of course the opposite of HPC and parallel computing, but should still be fun to play around with.

CU
HB

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RE: Remember, as with

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Remember, as with anything, there is still risk. Expectations always get in people's way.

I know this can be true myself, as I've been subject to that at various times in the past.

I see no reason to doubt that the platform would be able to produce processing power as advertised. I do have questions about how complex it might be to design applications for it that would be able to utilize that power to its fullest. I wouldn't be surprised at all if getting it to run as desired is a lot more complicated than the developer makes it sound.

I do also worry that the efforts required to make it a machine that is usable at the consumer will be enough to leave it stranded given that it's such a niche market. Non standardized components rarely survive unless there is a big market behind them.

Overall however, for people like the majority of us here, this technology is a big step in the right direction.

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I'm also not convinced that

I'm also not convinced that this will have a chance in the marketplace, but they deserve the opportunity to try, I guess. They do offer OpenCL in their SDK, so that sounds like it won't be too complicated to get something going on the platform with reasonable effort. Something like OpenAcc might be even better suited to this platform, maybe they can add that as well. We'll see.

Cheers
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Mike Hewson
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I guess my risk is $300, my

I guess my risk is $300, my time and not learning something. I'd give even odds : I'll take that ! :-)

So I guess we'll see.

Cheers, Mike.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter. Blaise Pascal

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