Raspberry Pi HPC Computing
Recently I acquired a Raspberry Pi 4 and decided to build a tiny computer cluster out of it. The goal is to do play around a bit with parallel computing technology. Some of the things that I will try out are
- MPI in Fortran
- Coarray Fortran
- Parallel computing with julia
The cluster consists of the following parts (see image above).
- 1 Raspberry 4 Model B (2GB) equipped with a 16GB MicroSD Card
- 1 Cluster HAT v2.5
- 4 Raspberry Pi Zeros W (each with a 16GB MicroSD Card)
- A pretty case and some cables
The software for the cluster is available here. I chose the full cbridge variant which is Debian based. Additionally I enabled SSH and rdp, so that I can attach the cluster to my network and access it from my main machines at home.