[Beowulf] Southampton's RPi cluster is cool but too many cables?

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Tue Sep 18 19:04:08 PDT 2012


Maybe do it wireless at around a 2800Mhz frequency instead of using  
cables.
Then stack them all up in a 2nd hand microwave and invent the new  
buzzword microwave supercomputing.

On Sep 18, 2012, at 10:36 AM, Daniel Kidger wrote:

> All,
>
> Having seen the pictures of Simon's Raspberry Pi cluster at  
> Southampton, one thing that strikes me is how ugly all the cables  
> make it look.
>
> So how can this be improved - indeed is 'cable-free' possible?
> - The network could be Wifi using micro adapters.
> - USB Power could be at least daisy-chained, but what about  
> contactless as seen in various hip-bars for phone charging?
> - Solar powered? Jim L: what is the maths here?
>
> Daniel
> Bull Information Systems
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