Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

EEHPC today : Introduction to Adapteva Epiphany and AMD Zacate

Date and Time

Wednesday, February 01, 2012 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


MIT Building 32, Room 141 (Stata Center)
MIT map of 32-141
Andreas Olofsson , CEO, Adapteva
Shankar Viswanathan , AMD Semiconductor - shankar.viswan gmail com


An introduction to the Adapteva Epiphany board and the AMD MD Low


Andreas Olofsson from Adapteva discusses the recent release of their new Epiphany IV energy efficient multi-core architecture processor.

Shankar Viswanathan introduces ZACATE, the AMD Low Power Fusion Accelerated Processing Unit (APU).


There is no visitor parking in the Stata Building garage. There is usually plenty of free parking in the E-51 parking lot at 2 Amherst St, or at the Hayward St lot on the corner of Amherst and Hayward. or directly on Vassar, Ames or Amherst Sts. MIT parking lots are free after 3PM. Cambridge meters are free after 6PM.

Refreshments will be provided by Canonical []


Shankar Viswanathan is a chip architect at AMD and currently works on the performance architecture for AMD semi-custom APUs. He has worked on the design and verification of several generations of AMD processors, most recently on the APUs used in the various XBox One and PS4 variants. He also spent a year at a software startup developing a thin hypervisor for run-time malware detection.


  1. Adapteva home page

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