OpenCL and the Adapteva Supercomputer

Recently I was browsing Hackaday¬†and ran across an article about a deveopment board sporting a coprocessor touting 16 to 64 cores. It’s a kickstarter project by Adapteva, and they are trying to reach $750,000. They are trying to raise this money so that they can provide the boards and chips for around $99.

The $99 dollar reward for the kickstarter is a 16-core board, and the $199 is two 16-core boards, or if they reach their stretch goal, a 64-core board. Their stretch goal is three million dollars.

I love the idea of programming in parallel, and I really love the idea of computers being designed for parallel computing. So I am starting to teach myself OpenCL to prepare for the board that I am getting for my support.