Parallella – The pocket supercomputer

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Recently, I’ve noticed a very interesting hardware project: Parallella, a low cost (99$ only!) pocket supercomputer packing a lots of computation power: it includes a Zynq chip (which contains a dual core ARM processor and an FPGA) and it also includes an Epiphany multicore chip.

It also features USB, Ethernet, HDMI and some GPIO pins, which make it like a kind of raspberry pi on steroids. Continue reading

Raspberry PI – The accessible single board computer

What would you say about 25$ single board computer ? Now it has become a reality with Raspberry Pi, a low ARM GNU/Linux box.

It has a quite impressive set of features considering its price. It’s based on¬†BCM2835 SoC which contains a 700 MHz ARM processor and a Videocore 4 GPU capable of HD video Continue reading