Parallella is a single-board computer roughly the size of a credit card or Raspberry Pi. Parallella runs Linux. It has 18 cores (2 ARM, 16 RISC) and you can buy it online for about $150. Questions to be explored: (1) How parallel execution differs from serial, and (2) Why we care about parallelism. This talk is the sequel to Ray’s Parallella presentation from 2015. For a quick intro, check out Part One: http://rayhightower.com/blog/2015/08/22/madison-ruby-and-parallella/
Ray Hightower is a software developer, founder of WisdomGroup, organizer of ChicagoRuby, and producer of WindyCityRails & WindyCityThings. He is currently exploring IoT and parallelism.