Developers use 750 Raspberry Pi boards as supercomputing testbed

Great way to test parallel systems. Love the Pi!

Via: https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/750-raspberry-pi-boards-supercomputing-testbed/

Developers requiring a platform to test their scalable software for supercomputers now have an inexpensive solution. Designed and built by BitScope in collaboration with the Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory, this new platform relies on the popular Raspberry Pi 3 boards – 750 of them, to be exact – that are spread out across five rack-mounted Pi Cluster Modules. This platform will eliminate the need for a $250 million investment.

“It’s not like you can keep a petascale machine around for R&D work in scalable systems software,” said Gary Grider, leader of the High Performance Computing Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. “The Raspberry Pi modules let developers figure out how to write this software and get it to work reliably without having a dedicated testbed of the same size.”

Each Raspberry Pi 3 board is a self-contained miniature PC packed with a quad-core processor, 1GB of system memory, wired and wireless networking, and a handful of USB ports. That means each Pi Cluster Module consists of 600 computer cores to develop scalable software for high-performance computing (HPC), large-scale sensor network simulation, and more at a fraction of the cost needed to purchase a dedicated HPC testbed.

 

 

Great way to test parallel systems. Love the Pi! Via: https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/750-raspberry-pi-boards-supercomputing-testbed/ Developers requiring a platform to test their scalable software for supercomputers now have an inexpensive solution. Designed and built by BitScope in collaboration with the Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory, this new platform relies on the popular Raspberry Pi 3 boards – 750 Continue Reading

Astro Cat: Raspberry Pi Telescope Controller

Pretty full blown project for Raspberry Pi based telescope control

Astro Cat: Raspberry Pi Telescope Controller

When somebody tackles an engineering problem, there are two possible paths: they can throw together a quick and dirty fix that fits their needs (the classic “hack”, as it were), or they…

Source: hackaday.com/2017/12/05/astro-cat-raspberry-pi-telescope-controller/

Pretty full blown project for Raspberry Pi based telescope control Astro Cat: Raspberry Pi Telescope Controller When somebody tackles an engineering problem, there are two possible paths: they can throw together a quick and dirty fix that fits their needs (the classic “hack”, as it were), or they… Source: hackaday.com/2017/12/05/astro-cat-raspberry-pi-telescope-controller/

Adding USB Ports to the Raspberry Pi Zero – Hackster’s Blog

Very, very of the Raspberry Pi Zero. For $20 you get a full computer that runs a complete version of Linux.  Cool as! Short tutorial on adding “proper” USB ports to them. 

 

Adding USB Ports to the Raspberry Pi Zero – Hackster’s Blog

My one frustration with the Raspberry Pi Zero is the fact that it doesn’t have “real” USB ports. While I understand the necessity the idea…

Source: blog.hackster.io/adding-usb-ports-to-the-raspberry-pi-zero-c9a50dc40af4

Very, very of the Raspberry Pi Zero. For $20 you get a full computer that runs a complete version of Linux.  Cool as! Short tutorial on adding “proper” USB ports to them.    Adding USB Ports to the Raspberry Pi Zero – Hackster’s Blog My one frustration with the Raspberry Continue Reading

Build a facial recognition security device using a Raspberry Pi

Cool little facial rec project using a Raspberry Pi.

 

Build a facial recognition security device using a #RaspberryPi, Windows #IoT Core & @Azure @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

Neat project from Team IoT Geeks (Islam KHALIL and Radwan Ibrahim) up on Hackster.io. This solution detects the visitor’s face and sees if he/she is the house owner using Microsoft Project Oxford f…

Source: blog.adafruit.com/2017/09/29/build-a-facial-recognition-security-device-using-a-raspberrypi-windows-iot-core-azure-raspberry_pi-piday-raspberrypi/

Cool little facial rec project using a Raspberry Pi.   Build a facial recognition security device using a #RaspberryPi, Windows #IoT Core & @Azure @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi Neat project from Team IoT Geeks (Islam KHALIL and Radwan Ibrahim) up on Hackster.io. This solution detects the visitor’s face and sees if Continue Reading