Raspberry Pi Cluster NFS

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve posted! It’s another summer and I am creating yet another cluster. One thing people may not know is back in the summer of 2014 as I anxiously waited for the release of the Parallella I was originally going to use Raspberry Pis in my parallel computing course. Of course the Parallella came out, and so I put my Pis back on the shelf and concentrated on the Parallella for the course. While my love affair with the Parallella was intense and short, I have been using the Raspberry Pi for quite a few...   read more

14 Jun 2017 | raspberry pi, cluster, setup

NFS working on the Parallella

Phew! After a bit of effort, I was able to add an external hard drive to my parallella cluster, and make it accessible to all the nodes by mounting it on a NFS. I’ve updated the parallella cluster post to include this information. Visit it here to learn how to set up NFS on your parallella cluster too!   read more

08 Apr 2016 | setup, parallella, cluster

Get Wireless on the Parallella

I haven’t posted here in a while, mainly since I’ve been very busy with other things. Recently, I downloaded the updated image from Adapteva and started experimenting with it. Needless to say, the image that Parallella is now distributing is a LOT better than the one my students and I used last year during the course. For one thing, the new version of the kernel has support for wireless. Getting connecting to wireless is a cinch using the new image. You will need: A wireless USB adapter A powered USB hub USB female to microUSB cable Connecting to Wireless While...   read more

10 Mar 2016 | setup, wireless, parallella

Running JtR on our Parallella Beowulf Cluster

In the previous post, we created a Beowulf cluster using N Parallella boards. If you are using my images, the files you need to run the John the Ripper application should already be on them. If you don’t (or if they aren’t), follow this tutorial to set up the files on your cluster and get going. I’ll also walk you through how the code works. I wrote this demo for my parallel computing class, and presented it at the “Budget Beowulfs” special session at SIGCSE 2015. If you use these files, I ask that you please cite the following: Adams...   read more

15 Jun 2015 | parallella, cluster, epiphany

Creating a Parallella Cluster

The goal of this tutorial is to create a simple Beowulf cluster using Parallella boards. After completing these instructions, you should have a simple Parallella Cluster with N nodes. In the examples that follow, N=4. However, the tutorial can be used to create clusters of any size N. These instructions are adapted from the raspberry pi cluster instructions provided by Dr. Simon Cox from the University of Southampton. Unlike those instructions, I designed this tutorial to enable students to assemble a working parallella cluster within one hour. This page is based off of the original cluster tutorial I wrote in...   read more

15 Jun 2015 | parallella, cluster, setup
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