Supplies for Raspberry Pi Supercomputer

What you'll need to build your own supercomputer:

  • 2+ Raspberry Pis. One of the Pis will be the master node, the rest are worker nodes. You can "simulate" a full supercomputer on a single computer as well, but then it's not really a supercomputer.
  • 2+ power supplies (cellphone chargers) for the pis
  • 2+ SD cards with preferably 8gb+ in storage.
  • 2+ cat5 or cat6 cables

Depending on the amount of nodes you have, and your router/modem, you may also need to buy a switch.

You may also want to opt for some stack-able Raspberry Pi cases if you have many nodes.

The switches I use:

The stack-able case I use:

The next tutorial:

  • Build a Supercomputer with Raspberry Pis
  • Intro
  • Supplies
  • Installing Operating System
  • Downloading and installing MPI
  • Testing Supercomputer
  • MPI with MPI4py Introduction
  • Installing mpi4py for use with Python and MPI
  • First basic MPI script with mpi4py
  • Using conditional, Python, statements alongside MPI commands example
  • Getting network processor size with the size command
  • Sending and Receiving data using send and recv commands with MPI
  • Dynamically sending messages to and from processors with MPI and mpi4py
  • Message and data tagging for send and recv MPI commands tutorial
  • MPI broadcasting tutorial with Python, mpi4py, and bcast
  • Scatter with MPI tutorial with mpi4py
  • Gather command with MPI, mpi4py, and Python