Parallella multicore board

When Kickstarter began I thought the whole idea a bit silly – why would people put up money for a project when they take all the risk and get little reward?

I suppose I still think that way, but I have just pledged $119 to support the development of the “Parallella” multicore board – that money will get me a 16 core device if it ever gets built, but you have to be realistic about these things and say that, in reality, I have just given away the money.

But, as I am studying for a PhD in the very technology that the Parallella targets – multicore systems – it seemed like I should take the risk. As the project has now passed its $750,000 funding target they will be taking the money.