[Beowulf] Southampton engineers a Raspberry Pi Supercomputer
csieh at fnal.gov
Thu Sep 13 11:52:20 PDT 2012
On Wed, 12 Sep 2012, Lux, Jim (337C) wrote:
>> When you are trying to educate people about cluster computing, the most
>> important thing is conveying the difficulties (both performance and
>> infrastructure related) working at scale -- not simply showing off that
>> the thing is "faster."
> Precisely this..
> The Arduino might be a bit too small.. (you'd spend time fighting things
> like the 1Kbyte of RAM to do anything useful in terms of routing tables,
> But the important stuff, to me, is the managing the hardware issues.
> Nothing beats sitting there with 100+ cables in a big ball in front of you
> to appreciate that a 1024 unit cluster is a BIG chore.
> Too bad that Allied (a US distributor of Raspberry Pi) shows "zero" in
> stock and 18 week delivery; I just got a few hundred bucks as a bonus
> award, and was all ready to pull the trigger on 10 units..
Newark has 100 in stock according to their order page.
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