Live Chat Recap with $99 Linux Supercomputer’s Andreas Olofsson

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Andreas Olofsson Adapteva CEOAdapteva plans to release the first batch of its $99 Parallella boards on April 15. That means the company is less than two weeks away from fulfilling its promise of making parallel computing affordable and accessible for everyone. And along with the credit-card-sized computer, CEO Andreas Olofsson hopes to see the creation of an abundance of parallel software applications.

This is the message Andreas (@adapteva) brought to the Linux community in his recent live Twitter chat with The Linux Foundation. Below are some of the highlights from the chat. Have a question he doesn’t answer here? He’ll be on hand at Collaboration Summit April 15-17 where he’ll give a keynote talk on the impact of open hardware platforms and to show off the first Parallella boards coming off the assembly line. 

Here, he calls parallel computing "the only practical path to scaling"; explains why his project uses Linux; presents some common use cases for the Parallella; and describes how the Linux community can get involved.