64 Raspberry Pis + Legos = Supercomputer

Earlier this year, Raspberry Pi lured the world in with the scent of a $35, linux-powered mini-PC. Since its release, the device has been used for a number of creative purposes. But one team of engineers at the University of Southampton has decided one Raspberry Pi just isn't enough. Instead, the group gathered up a whopping 64 mini-computers and combined them to create one gigantic, super Raspberry Pi.Taking good notice of Moore's Law, the team realized the cost of creating a supercomputer has dropped exponentially over the years, allowing them to create one for as little as £2,500. (approx. $4,000 USD) Combining 64 Raspberry Pi devices, 64 16GB SD cards and a modular framework made of Legos, the team was able to make a system with 11 GHz of processing power and 1TB of memory.

Led by professor Simon Cox, the team has kindly created a detailed guide for anybody looking to create their own Raspberry Pi supercomputer. Head on over to the Southampton page to check it out!


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  • theFatHobbit
    Still needs custard.
  • bemused_fred
    ....SO AWESOME!! That's really cool! That's a pretty clever thing to think of.
  • djp2010
    Yes, absolutely awesome!
    Congratulation to Prof S Cox. Any relation to Prof B Cox?

    So, how many points per day will it make if it can run a folding@home client?
    And how much power would that draw?