[Beowulf] A cluster of Arduinos
Lux, Jim (337C)
james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Thu Jan 12 06:35:50 PST 2012
On 1/12/12 2:16 AM, "Hearns, John" <john.hearns at mclaren.com> wrote:
>> That seems to be a growing trend, then. So, now we just have to wait
>> for them to actually exist. The $35 B style board has Ethernet, and
>> assuming one could netboot and operate "headless", then a stack
>> o'raspberry PIs and a cheap Ethernet switch might be an alternate
>Regarding Ethernet switches, I had cause recently to look for an USB
>Such things exist, they are promoted for gamers.
>You could imagine a cluster being powered by those USB adapters which
>fit into the cigarette
>lighter socket of a car.
>How about a cluster which fits in the glovebox or under the seat of a
Powering off the cigarette lighter socket (or 12V power socket as they're
now labeled) is probably feasible, but those USB widgets can't source a
lot of power. Certainly not amps.
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