[ale] Cluster software for Raspberry Pi?

Byron Jeff byronjeff at mail.clayton.edu
Wed Jul 1 19:36:35 EDT 2015

On Wed, Jul 01, 2015 at 06:55:43PM -0400, Raj Wurttemberg wrote:
> I'm starting on my Raspberry Pi cluster project. Just for fun, no business
> need.  
> I'm building a four-node cluster but I am unsure of what cluster software I
> should use.  I will have NFS storage for a quorum if needed. 

We have a couple of Mathematics Professors at Clayton State that are doing
parallel numerical computation using a Pi cluster. IIRC they are using
Python and MPI. A tutorial on how to install and use can be found here:


> NICs... Would I need a USB NIC for the cluster communication?

For 4 nodes, probably not. A small switching router should be able to
handle 4-8 wired connections.

Much bigger than that, then the bigger problems are wiring power and

Hope this helps,

> Kind regards,
> Raj Wurttemberg
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Byron A. Jeff
Associate Professor: Department of Computer Science and Information Technology
College of Information and Mathematical Sciences
Clayton State University

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