The GPLExtek Hypercubes and Hypercube Tesseracts allow a very
large collection of processors and peripheral boards to
function as one.
We will provide good quality embedded multitasking libraries
in C to integrate peripherals in such a way as to allow them
to be added and removed as needed without having to be weighed
down with a real time operating system.
All GPLExtek Hypercubes communicate through shared memory
We will provide near identical software libraries for
peripherals and communications under GPL license and
The GPL license version of the software require you to share
your modifications to remain legal, while commercial license
does not obligate you.
There is no way to change license from GPL to commercial and
vice versa. You must purchase or obtain the correct version
from the beginning to be legal at all times.
The commercial product comes as an annual subscription in an
SSD and costs USD $5000 per seat for everything including
updates for a year.
It contains documentation, boards, software, tools etc along
with yet to be released software tools and prototype tools.
Also contained in the SSD are compilers, KiCAD, OpenSCAD,
FreeCAD, design tools, libraries, 3D parts libraries, scripts
and so on as well as training material, all set up and ready
The SSDs are bootable on an Intel PC with minimum 2GB RAM and
SATA support with Ubuntu Linux installed.
A good quality 2GB RAM video card is recommended for
electronics design, PCB work and 3D work.
Student editions purchased through an official university or
college at $500 per seat.
Some of the compilers and software tools are downloadable from
manufacturers and those are downloaded, installed and
configured on your behalf to save a lot of time where they are
Because of that process, you need to be aware we are not
selling those items to you or officially supporting it or
and you would be signing up to those licenses and their terms
automatically when you purchase the SSD because we are
installing those items of software on your behalf in good
If you are not happy with that policy, you must delete those
items of software when you receive the SSD and install and
configure what you need directly from the manufacturers.
Some manufacturers may be not happy with the idea of us
downloading, installing and configuring their free to download
and install software on your behalf,
in which case you will be automatically agreeing to delete
those items when you receive the SSD and if in need, you can
download, install and configuring the software yourself.
We cannot guarantee or warranty the re-installation process
will work due to numerous technical issues beyond our control.
It is our policy to release as much hardware as possible under
open source licenses and commercial licenses that are
configured to work cooperatively with the GPLExtek Hypercube
A useful number of hardware designs will become available as
KiCAD files which in itself is a powerful open source PCB
The full set of Gerber files and schematic files for making
your own PCBs will be available in the commercial SSD along
with the rest of the software under the commercial license.
If you make boards and work with us, we will ensure your
boards are supported as well and join the Hypercube Market(TM)
seamlessly. We fund some of the best open sourced projects
that interest us.
The much harder path of getting your board supported with your
own software that works well in the GPLExtek Hypercube
platform we aim to simplify with a new programming language -
but that is for the future.
Products are priced and sold at their retail price. Bulk
buying receives discounts. Wholesale buyers receive further
discounts based on planned production for orders exceeding
Flash sales and promotion sales end when stocks run out.
When contacting us, you should always remember that this is an
open source friendly company to the core.
Everything you send us could potentially be shared with the
open source community unless you write commercial in
confidence into your emails.
Avoid sending emails to addresses such as
firstname.lastname@example.org - they are expired and will not be
Instead visit the web site, and obtain the current valid email
address such as the one above displayed as an image.
The email address has to be manually typed into your email
send to field.
Email addresses are expired regularly to make more work for
spam bots. So visit us more often to get current valid email
It is policy to shorten emailed replies to items that are
being replied to and process the remainder as background