[Beowulf] Help: Raspberry Pi Cluster

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Thu Dec 13 14:39:27 PST 2012


Yeah did you already check which big capital S processor the  
raspberry Pi has?
Single core ARM and low clocked.

If you cluster ARMs, why not get for a few dollar more a quadcore  
1.7Ghz ARM A9.

For example:

http://www.hardkernel.com/renewal_2011/products/prdt_info.php? 
g_code=G135341370451

If you buy a lot i bet you can get it for a big reduction.

If you produce a board yourself, buying in quadcore ARMs is relative  
cheap.

With quadcores at least the ARM cluster can have a throughput then  
that's higher than a single i7 CPU,
which shows the advantages of a cluster.

With raspberry pi's no one cares of course.

On Dec 13, 2012, at 4:18 PM, 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?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Eric
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