[Beowulf] A cluster of Arduinos

Hearns, John john.hearns at mclaren.com
Thu Jan 12 05:16:28 EST 2012


> Interesting...
> That seems to be a growing trend, then.  So, now we just have to wait
> for them to actually exist.   The $35 B style board has Ethernet, and
> assuming one could netboot and operate "headless", then a stack
> o'raspberry PIs and a cheap Ethernet switch might be an alternate
> approach.

Regarding Ethernet switches, I had cause recently to look for an USB
powered switch
Such things exist, they are promoted for gamers.
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8-port-eten-pw-108-pocket-size-metal-casi
ng-10-100-switch-usb-powered-lan-party!

You could imagine a cluster being powered by those USB adapters which
fit into the cigarette
lighter socket of a car.
How about a cluster which fits in the glovebox or under the seat of a
car?


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