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Dual RPI3 Computer

Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:07 am

I am aware of threads in this topic, but I am posting this anyways.:

I think it would be cool to have 2 raspberry pi's paired together in such a way that essentially there is an octacore computer, in a way. Now, I don't mean something like Bewolf Cluster. I want something that acts like one of those new HP computers. Now I don't know everything about the Pi, but I know a good amount, enough to be skeptical that this can be done, or has been done.

If this has been done, (not likely), tell me. If not, I think it would be awesome for that capability to be added to the Pi, and boards like it; I don't know if that capability can be added, awesome if it can.

I hope everyone understood :D!

Thank you in advance for your answers!
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Re: Dual RPI3 Computer

Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:31 am

It can't be done in the way you think.

It can be done with clustering, but clustering needs special programming to divide the workload among the members of cluster. It won't give you faster web browsing, it won't get over the 1GB memory limit. Unfortunately, that is exactly like a Beowulf cluster.

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Re: Dual RPI3 Computer

Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:36 am

If this has been done, (not likely),
If I understand the question, it has been done, and has been written up here -



https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/octapi/

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Re: Dual RPI3 Computer

Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:34 am

B.Goode wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:36 am
If this has been done, (not likely),
If I understand the question, it has been done, and has been written up here -



https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/octapi/
Which is again equivalent to a Beowulf cluster which the OP rejected as not suitable for his/her application.
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Re: Dual RPI3 Computer

Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:29 pm

foxxyman wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:07 am
I am aware of threads in this topic, but I am posting this anyways.:

I think it would be cool to have 2 raspberry pi's paired together in such a way that essentially there is an octacore computer, in a way. Now, I don't mean something like Bewolf Cluster. I want something that acts like one of those new HP computers. Now I don't know everything about the Pi, but I know a good amount, enough to be skeptical that this can be done, or has been done.

If this has been done, (not likely), tell me. If not, I think it would be awesome for that capability to be added to the Pi, and boards like it; I don't know if that capability can be added, awesome if it can.

I hope everyone understood :D!

Thank you in advance for your answers!

Yes completely understood and it is not feasible to undertake. If the Raspberry Pi SBC is not able to filfill your needs then you have bought the wrong product.
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Re: Dual RPI3 Computer

Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:08 am

B.Goode wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:36 am
If this has been done, (not likely),
If I understand the question, it has been done, and has been written up here -



https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/octapi/
As I thought..
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Re: Dual RPI3 Computer

Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:18 am

fruitoftheloom wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:29 pm
foxxyman wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:07 am
I am aware of threads in this topic, but I am posting this anyways.:

I think it would be cool to have 2 raspberry pi's paired together in such a way that essentially there is an octacore computer, in a way. Now, I don't mean something like Bewolf Cluster. I want something that acts like one of those new HP computers. Now I don't know everything about the Pi, but I know a good amount, enough to be skeptical that this can be done, or has been done.

If this has been done, (not likely), tell me. If not, I think it would be awesome for that capability to be added to the Pi, and boards like it; I don't know if that capability can be added, awesome if it can.

I hope everyone understood :D!

Thank you in advance for your answers!

Yes completely understood and it is not feasible to undertake. If the Raspberry Pi SBC is not able to filfill your needs then you have bought the wrong product.
I haven’t bought it yet, I think I am going to get an AMD or Intel CPU, and a mother board of a brand that works, (if you recommend a brand tell me :D ). I will get RPi’s for smaller computing projects, (i.e. tablet: https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Pi-Tablet/ , RPi Home Automation: https://www.instructables.com/id/Raspbe ... utomation/ ).
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Re: Dual RPI3 Computer

Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:34 am

foxxyman wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:18 am
fruitoftheloom wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:29 pm
foxxyman wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:07 am
I am aware of threads in this topic, but I am posting this anyways.:

I think it would be cool to have 2 raspberry pi's paired together in such a way that essentially there is an octacore computer, in a way. Now, I don't mean something like Bewolf Cluster. I want something that acts like one of those new HP computers. Now I don't know everything about the Pi, but I know a good amount, enough to be skeptical that this can be done, or has been done.

If this has been done, (not likely), tell me. If not, I think it would be awesome for that capability to be added to the Pi, and boards like it; I don't know if that capability can be added, awesome if it can.

I hope everyone understood :D!

Thank you in advance for your answers!

Yes completely understood and it is not feasible to undertake. If the Raspberry Pi SBC is not able to filfill your needs then you have bought the wrong product.
I haven’t bought it yet, I think I am going to get an AMD or Intel CPU, and a mother board of a brand that works, (if you recommend a brand tell me :D ). I will get RPi’s for smaller computing projects, (i.e. tablet: https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Pi-Tablet/ , RPi Home Automation: https://www.instructables.com/id/Raspbe ... utomation/ ).


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