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Raspberry Pi 64-Node Supercomputer with LEGO @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi

March 07, 2014 Jessica

A team of engineers from University of Southampton have made this incredible 64-node supercomputer with Raspberry Pis and LEGO. The video above shows how they did it and you can access the full tutorial here.

Computational Engineers at the University of Southampton have built a supercomputer from 64 Raspberry Pi computers and Lego.

The team, led by Professor Simon Cox, consisted of Richard Boardman, Andy Everett, Steven Johnston, Gereon Kaiping, Neil O’Brien, Mark Scott and Oz Parchment, along with Professor Cox’s son James Cox (aged 6) who provided specialist support on Lego and system testing.

Professor Cox comments: “As soon as we were able to source sufficient Raspberry Pi computers we wanted to see if it was possible to link them together into a supercomputer. We installed and built all of the necessary software on the Pi starting from a standard Debian Wheezy system image and we have published a guide so you can build your own supercomputer.”

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