Supercomputing should be available for everyone who wants it. With that mission in mind, a team of engineers created Parallella, an 18-core supercomputer that’s a little bigger than a credit card. Parallella is open source hardware; the circuit diagrams are on GitHub and the machine runs Linux. Icing on the cake: Parallella is the most energy efficient computer on the planet, and you can buy one for a hundred bucks.
This presentation will show how to get up and running with Parallella, and why developers might care about supercomputing. Why does parallel computing matter? How can developers use parallel computing to deliver better results for clients? Where does Ruby fit in? Let’s explore these questions together.