Clusters+Raspberry Pi A Recipe For Easy HPC R&D

BitScope Designs introduces a large Raspberry Pi cluster for a pilot conceived at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The 750-node cluster, comprising five rack mount BitScope Cluster Modules, each with 150 x 64 bit quad-core Raspberry Pi ARM boards and integrated network switches is the first step in a program run by the New Mexico Consortium (NMC), an organization of three NM Universities and led by LANL. With up to 3,000 cores working together, the cluster gives developers and researchers exclusive time on an inexpensive but highly parallelized platform for test and validation of scalable systems software technologies.

 

According to BitScope, its Blade turned out to be the perfect platform to build the solution. With its ability to power and mount multiple Raspberry Pi in a compact and robust way, BitScope could design, develop and build the entire cluster to LANL’s specifications in less than three months. More details are available about the clusters from BitScope.

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