Next Generation Single Board Clusters

Jeremy Singer, Herry Herry, Philip J. Basford, Wajdi Hajji, Colin Perkins, Fung Po Tso, Dimitrios Pezaros, Robert D. Mullins, Eiko Yoneki, Simon J. Cox, and Steven J. Johnston

Proceedings of the IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan, April 2018.

Until recently, cluster computing was too expensive and too complex for commodity users. However the phenomenal popularity of single board computers like the Raspberry Pi has caused the emergence of the single board computer cluster. This demonstration will present a cheap, practical and portable Raspberry Pi cluster called Pi Stack. We will show pragmatic custom solutions to hardware issues, such as power distribution, and software issues, such as remote updating. We also sketch potential use cases for Pi Stack and other commodity single board computer cluster architectures.

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