Before working at DARPA, Andreas Olofsson founded Adapteva and created the Epiphany many-core processor. A number of variants of this chip, with 16, 64 and 1024 cores have been designed which are all very energy efficient, cheap and powerful which makes them very interesting for use in HPC and embedded systems alike. Adapteva also produced the Parallella, a single board computer for less than $99, which combines an Epiphany chip with standard CPU. Andreas is therefore at the cutting edge of chip design technology and a strong advocate of the fact that you don’t necessarily need the money and resources of extremely large chip companies to make innovative hardware.