[Beowulf] A cluster of Arduinos

Lux, Jim (337C) james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Wed Jan 11 13:19:24 EST 2012


Yes..
And there's been a bunch of "value clusters" over the years (StoneSouperComputer, for instance)..

But that's still $3k.

I could see putting together 8 nodes for a few hundred dollars. Arduino Uno R3 is about $25 each in quantity.

Think in terms of a small class where you want to have, say, 10 mini-clusters, one per student. No sharing, etc.



-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Chekholko [mailto:alex.chekholko at gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:12 AM
To: Lux, Jim (337C)
Cc: beowulf at beowulf.org
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] A cluster of Arduinos

The LittleFe cluster is designed specifically for teaching and demonstration.  Current cost is ~$3k.  But it's all standard x86 and runs Linux and even has GPUs.

http://littlefe.net/

I saw them build a bunch of them at SC11.

On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 10:00 AM, Lux, Jim (337C) <james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:
>  It's a cluster computer architecture demonstration platform.
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