mahjongg wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:28 pm
IP-proxyNeon has gotten a warning about posting questions about the orange PI, or other alternatives to the RPI
So I want to make a raspberry pi cluster but I discovered cheap and better alternatives but I want the stability from the raspberry pi and the fast and cheap orange pi
And so his thread was made unreadable for normal users.
He was not banned
, but as he has no posts left, (it was his first post) he has to re-register his new first post.
Technical Questions about how to use competitors products are not allowed here.
If IP-ProxyNeon wants to talk about clustering that is not a problem, as long as he wants to do it with our products.
Thanks for the information.
I've been told that it is fine to compare features of competing products on this forum but not to ask for technical assistance with them. Historically this is similar to comparing Amdahl with IBM or Data General with DEC. IBM and DEC did not provide technical support for products sold by direct competitors.
I understood a Franken-Cluster as having the best of currently available products: the support and reliability of the Raspberry Pi along with the speed advantage of true gigabit Ethernet. Of course, just like you can't take human body parts from different people to assemble the ultimate monster, you can't with single board computers.
My original reply indicated that there was no need to wait for the ultimate hardware or to spend lots of money. One can learn almost everything about setting up and using a cluster with a super-cheap cluster
of Pi Zeros. I went on to discuss some advantages of running a recent kernel and that a cluster of 2B, 3B or 3B+ computers could be used, if needed, to develop multi-threaded MPI codes.
While parallel processing may not feature prominently in the revised curriculum, it is my opinion that student competency in such topics is necessary for the Raspberry Pi to have the same relative impact that the BBC Micro did in the 80's. For this reason I appreciate every opportunity to discuss clusters and parallel processing on this forum.