Parallella: The Most Energy Efficient Supercomputer on the Planet

Parallella: The Most Energy Efficient Supercomputer on the Planet

Presented at Madison+ Ruby on Saturday, August 22, 2015.
Video: http://rayhightower.com/blog/2015/08/22/madison-ruby-and-parallella/

Supercomputing should be available for everyone who wants it. With that mission in mind, a team of engineers created Parallella, an 18-core supercomputer that’s a little bigger than a credit card. Parallella is open source hardware; the circuit diagrams are on GitHub and the machine runs Linux. Icing on the cake: Parallella is the most energy efficient computer on the planet, and you can buy one for a hundred bucks.

Why does parallel computing matter? How can developers use parallel computing to deliver better results for clients? Let’s explore these questions together.

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Ray Hightower

August 22, 2015
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