[Beowulf] Southampton engineers a Raspberry Pi Supercomputer
samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Thu Sep 13 00:45:04 PDT 2012
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On 12/09/12 23:55, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> Southampton engineers a Raspberry Pi Supercomputer
There's another nice article about it here:
# According to Professor Cox, as of now the team hasn't gone ahead
# with "any systematic testing on the whole 64 processor system".
# Professor Cox is of the opinion that "the processor is probably
# not the place to get performance from on the Pi".
According to the RasPi FAQ: "The GPU is capable of 1Gpixel/s, 1.5Gtexel/s
or 24 GFLOPs of general purpose compute" - no idea if that's single or
double precision.. ;-)
# Iterating the point made earlier that the team was looking to harness
# the capabilities of such a marginally priced computer and wants the
# supercomputer become an inspiration for students, the professor said,
# "we were interested in how the price to get a system together has
# gone from 1,000,000s to 100,000s, to 10,000s and now down to 1000s
# of dollars/ pounds and that with Raspberry Pi you can really show
# (non virtualized) parallel programming in the raw at the 1000s dollar
# price point."
Which illustrates Ellis's point precisely..
Christopher Samuel Senior Systems Administrator
VLSCI - Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative
Email: samuel at unimelb.edu.au Phone: +61 (0)3 903 55545
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