[Beowulf] Parallella funding goals were met

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Sat Oct 27 03:02:42 PDT 2012


Not gonna be easy for him.

Last time i checked producing a low volume low power chip in a couple  
of thousands
it was $50 a chip.

He'll have to deliver now a few thousands of ARM socs with such a co  
processor for $99 a person
around may 2013, and the co processor must have at least 16 processors.

Then there is shipment costs and the ARM SOC costs.

Now in Europe there would be VAT on top of the total amount as well,  
making it tougher
to get the total costs at $99. In most nations VAT is just above 21%  
going up to 25% in Eastern Europe.

So there is going to be very little, if any, profit on this.

At most a few dollars.

All this for a co processor that's supposed to not have a  
multiplication unit - so it can't comply to OpenCL.

On Oct 27, 2012, at 10:48 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:

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