ARM supercomputer is big Kickstarter success

A $15 supercomputer looks set to be a commercial product after the project raised over $800,000 on Kickstarter.

ARM supercomputer is big Kickstarter success

Built around a 64-bit quad core ARM Cortex A53 1.2 GHz CPU, the PINE A64 measures just 3.125 x 5-inches.

These are open source platforms for both hardware and software, and will run the 64-bit version of Android Lollipop 5.1.1 and Linux.

Designed for DIY projects, and exploration into coding and programming, the modules can be used for a video game console, 4K streaming media player, robotics project or connected home device.

There is a dual core Mali 400 MP2 GPU and 512MB DDR3 SDRAM on-board.

Hardware security enables trustzone security system, Digital Rights Management (DRM), information encryption/decryption, secure boot, secure JTAG and secure efuse.

For $19 you also get a 1GB DDR3 memory, optional system upgrades, a 5 Megapixel camera port, 4 lanes MIPI Video Port and a Touch Panel Port.



  1. Not sure how this qualifies as a ‘Supercomputer’!

  2. Looking at the specs for this product, I must say it looks like it could give the raspberry pi and arduino boards a run for its money. Since I’m just getting started with the embedded systems movement, I think I will pledge and get one to try it out and support a new product.

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