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abishur
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Re: Question: Super Rasberry pi

Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:41 pm

That would be question 1 on the faq page. Go check it out ;)
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Andius
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Re: Question: Super Rasberry pi

Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:05 pm

Quote from TreacleWelding on July 29, 2011, 18:30
worth raspberry investigating the cost of the removal of the HDMI interface for this type of requirement. Yeah, now I come to think about it, headless server would be cool, but obviously need a way to unbrick a headless computer.

If you bricked it (by corrupting the SD in some way) you could just plug the card back into what ever device you used to load it with software in the first place, be it a card reader or even your phone :D

The Cageybee
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Re: Question: Super Rasberry pi

Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:31 am

Seems like some people are trying to run before they can walk and perhaps need to look at how clusters actually work in 'the real world'.

Never, ever would nodes be connected via USB. There's a special interface for connecting computers together, it's called a network interface and uses RJ45 cables. Just use a network switch to connect the nodes together.

As pointed out already, no need for KVM switches. You just log into a node via telnet, ssh, etc.

Storage. Well that depends on what you're trying to do. At minimum you'll need an SD card in each node so you can boot it and bring the node up. If you're wanting to build a cluster it kinda suggests that you want to use the computational power of several units working together to perform a computationally complex task. In which case you have one master unit which controls several slaves/nodes. The master unit sends out tasks to the nodes. The nodes processes the data then send the results back to the master. etc, etc.
In which case, unless you're working on very large payloads, only one large storage device would be needed connected to the master unit.

No HDMI option. Why? The HDMI connectivity is part of the CPU, it's not being made available via an external chip. Therefore, the only part you could remove would be the connector, which on a unit costing $25 would represent pence. In fact, due to economies of scale, it would probably save nothing when it came to the final sale price as you'd have to have different production specifications which would make the boards more expensive to build. Simply don't use it.

stuporhero
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Re: Question: Super Rasberry pi

Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:08 pm

Screw the SuperRaspberryPi, I'm waiting for RaspberryPi 64...

Bacan
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Re: Question: Super Rasberry pi

Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:01 pm

Let us just sit back and wait for the A/B models to be shipped, and play with what has been designed.

Think of the people where A/B models are just F*****g Amazing as planned!
Those people will be the ones I'm making software for. They have so much to learn.

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