[Beowulf] Help: Raspberry Pi Cluster

Ellis H. Wilson III ellis at cse.psu.edu
Thu Dec 13 14:35:28 PST 2012


On 12/13/2012 10:18 AM, Lee Eric wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm wondering if it's possible to create a small HPC by using Raspberry
> Pi computers. It's only a draft idea comes to my mind. So any issues w/
> this idea?

We actually had a prolonged discussion about this a month or two back 
Eric (check the beowulf archives for more on that), however, it was 
largely focused around educational usage of such a setup.  That may be a 
good place to start.

But, to (sort-of) answer your question, while it is absolutely possible 
to build a small cluster with them, it may or may not be possible to 
achieve whatever you are trying to achieve using that cluster.  We'll 
need to know more about what you want to do with it in order to comment 
on whether or not that end-goal is feasible/reasonable using Raspberry 
Pi computers.

Best,

ellis


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