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Old 09-14-2012, 07:13 AM   #1
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Tiny cheap Linux based computers: Meet the Raspberry Pi Supercomputer--with Lego


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Meet the Raspberry Pi Supercomputer--with Lego! is a novel way of getting yourself a supercomputer. That is if you have $5K sitting around.
Good article.
 
Old 09-14-2012, 09:48 PM   #2
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Didn't know they made ESD safe lego's.

Cute project but the claim of supercomputer has to be less than accurate. You get what you pay for. $5000 doesn't buy much processing power.

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Old 09-15-2012, 06:51 AM   #3
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Maybe not in the class of today's modern supercomputer but the project is novel use of the RPi.
 
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Sure, an idea to keep an eye on. Wish I had a practical use for MPI. Show's what one can do.

We use a distributed system at our work. Over the years the hardware has improved and the software has improved so much we can now turn off some of the systems. We went from 50 computers to 20 quad core xeons. Maybe in time a small briefcase sized replacement may show up in shipping. All this is good since we have also been having to upgrade AC every few years.
 
  


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