11 Oct '17, 8pm

Terrible Cluster of PIs

Terrible Cluster of PIs

When we first saw [Ajlitt’s] Hackaday.io project Terrible Cluster we thought, perhaps, he meant terrible in the sense of the third definition: 3. exciting terror, awe, or great fear; dreadful; awful. (Dictionary.com) After looking at the subtitle, though, we realized he just meant terrible. The subtitle, by the way, is: 5 Raspberry PI Zeros. One custom USB hub. Endless disappointment. There are four Raspberry Pi Zero boards that actually compute and one Raspberry Pi Zero W serves as a head node and network router. The total cost is about $100 and half of that is in SD cards. There’s a custom USB backplane and even a 3D-printed case. At first, using five tiny computers in a cluster might not seem like a big deal. Benchmarking shows the cluster (with a little coaxing) could reach 1.281 GFLOPS, with an average draw of 4.962W. That isn’t going to win any world records. However...

Full article: https://hackaday.com/2017/10/11/terrible-cluster-of-pis/

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hackaday.com 11 Oct '17, 2pm

The best hardware conference is just a few weeks away. This is the Hackaday Superconference , and it’s two days of talks, ...