If you haven't seen it, the Adapteva Epiphany low-power multi-core
processor is going open source, funded by a kickstarter project:
The Parallella board will cost $99 and offer 50 GFlops/Watt, consuming a
maximum of 5 Watts.
We've been heavily involved with the Epiphany project since 2008. The
team at Embecosm built the GNU tool chain and more recently we've funded
research at Bristol University looking at the impact of the compiler on
I'll be talking about Epiphany at the next OSHUG meeting. It is
revolutionary, not only in its design and performance, but in the
founder's commitment to open source and the way it has been funded right
from the beginning. We'll have one there for you to look at!
My colleague James Pallister, will be talking about how compilers can
influence the power consumed by a processor, and sharing the results of
his open research project at Bristol. He'll have the results for the ARM
M0, M3 and A8, XMOS and Eiphany processors.
Look forward to hearing people's ideas of what might be possible with a
$99 board with this sort of horsepower!
Tel: +44 (1590) 610184
Cell: +44 (7970) 676050
I must admit this is why I kept away, but after playing with one at oshcamp thanks to Omer, I ordered one as I can run FreeBSD on their currently, not fussed about GPU support as im running the pi headless but I was unaware that the GPU is critical to system initialisation & support is mandatory. If I can have a functional userland with a headless pi it means I don't have to have bigger box using lots of electricity for testing/dev.
I just wanted to let folks know that OSHCamp is now at half capacity
with 50 people registered and over a month still to go. So if you are
planning to attend it may be advisable not to leave it to the last
minute to book.
With regards accommodation, for those that prefer the comforts of a
B&B or a hotel:
The Angeldale is very central and quite reasonably priced:
The White Lion Hotel is perhaps a bit more upmarket, the food looks
great and I can vouch that the beer is well kept:
And groups may wish to consider booking an apartment (although you
could also book a 4 bed room at the hostel):
As ever, happy to answer any questions direct or via the list.
PS. We have a 10th talk confirmed for the Saturday, on the OpenRelief
CTOL open source UAV airframe (which will be brought along!)