Adapteva Distributes Initial Production Versions of the Parallella Computing Platform

  Adapteva Distributes Initial Production Versions of the Parallella Computing
  Platform

    Proving delivery on concept, Adapteva also announces availability for
                        pre-orders for general public

Business Wire

LEXINGTON, Mass. -- July 23, 2013

Adapteva today announced delivery of the first Parallella computers ordered
through its highly successful Kickstarter campaign. The Parallella, equipped
with Adapteva’s breakthrough 16- and 64-core Epiphany multicore processors, is
a platform with unprecedented performance and flexibility which brings
parallel computing to a new generation of programmers in a low-cost, credit
card-sized package.

Adapteva's Parallella Board - Dimensions 3.4" x 2.1"

Adapteva's Parallella Board - Dimensions 3.4" x 2.1"

Initial prototypes were shipped to major backers in December of 2012, but this
is the first delivery of the credit card form factor Parallella board. These
early “Beta” boards will go out to Kickstarter backers of the ROLF,
64-CORE-PLUS, and DEVELOPER support levels.

Additionally, starting this week, pre-orders of the 16-core Parallella
platform for the general public can be made at: www.adapteva.com.

After some final refinements, the remaining 6,300 Parallella’s ordered via
Kickstarter will be delivered by the end of the summer. The standard versions
for non-Kickstarter backers will have the Zync-7010 dual-core instead, with
the 7020 offered as an upgrade. Delivery to the entire Kickstarter community
will be fulfilled first and general availability orders will ship later this
fall. Parallella boards will be available in different build configurations
with a starting price of $99.

“The Kickstarter community took a chance that we could deliver an entirely new
type of computing platform for only $99,” said Andreas Olofsson, Adapteva
Founder and CEO. “We could not have done this without the passion and backing
of this unique community and I’m excited to see where the developer community
will take this platform in the future.”

The process for designing and delivering the $99 Parallella board was
intensive, with a redesign of everything from the Epiphany chip packaging, for
better thermal characteristics, to stabilizing and optimizing the FPGA logic
and Epiphany software drivers and SDK.

The final Parallella design includes:

  *Zynq-7020 dual-core ARM A9 CPU
  *Epiphany Multicore Accelerator (16 or 64 cores)
  *1GB SDRAM
  *MicroSD Card
  *USB 2.0 (two)
  *Four expansion connectors [option]
  *Ethernet 10/100/1000
  *HDMI connection
  *Ships with free open source Epiphany development tools that include C
    compiler, multicore debugger, Eclipse IDE, OpenCL SDK/compiler, and run
    time libraries.
  *Dimensions are 3.4” x 2.1”

About Adapteva

Adapteva, Inc. is a privately-held semiconductor technology company based in
Lexington, Massachusetts. Adapteva has developed the world’s most energy
efficient multicore microprocessor architecture, immediately boosting by an
order of magnitude the number of cores that can be integrated on a single
chip. Adapteva’s breakthrough architecture will have an immediate impact on a
wide range of end-user products, from compact mobile devices to next
generation supercomputers. The first semiconductor company to successfully
fund a project of Kickstarter, Adapteva’s Parallella platform will bring
parallel computing capabilities to a new population of programmers. For more
information on the company visit: http://www.adapteva.com or the Parallella
Forum at http://forums.parallella.org/index.php.

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Contact:

Rainier Communications
Laura Ackerman for Adapteva, 508-475-0025 x115
lackerman@rainierco.com