Super Computing with Mini ITX Cluster

[Colin Alston] was capable of snag a handful of Mini ITX motherboards for affordable and constructed a mini tremendous pc he calls TinyJaguar. Named partly after the AMD Sempron 2650 APU, the TinyJaguar boasts 4, sure that’s 4 MSI AM1I Mini-ITX motherboards, every with 4GB of DDR reminiscence.

A Raspberry Pi with customized software program manages the cluster, and together with some TTL and relays, controls the facility to the 4 nodes. The mini tremendous pc resides in a customized acrylic case held collectively by an array of 3D printed components and fasteners.There’s even a rack-like faceplate close to the underside to host the RPi, an Ethernet swap, an array of standing LEDs, and the 2 buttons.


With 16 whole cores of computing energy (together with GPU), the TinyJaguar is kind of able to performing some fairly cool stuff equivalent to operating Jupyter pocket book with IPyParallel. [Colin] bumped into some points getting the GPU to behave with PyOpenCL. It took a little bit of ache and time, however ultimately he was capable of get the GPUs up, and wrote a small message passing program to indicate two of the cores had been up and dealing collectively.

Be sure you try [Colin’s] tremendous pc challenge web page, particularly the ten project logs that stroll by way of all the things that went into this construct. He additionally posted his code if you wish to have a look below the hood.

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