[olug] Intense PC - the most powerful miniature fanless PC EVER!

Ben Watson bwatson1979 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 17:58:47 UTC 2012

Define "remote console functionality".  I imagine you could dedicate
one or more of the Pis to host an XServer thereby allowing you remote
desktop access (e.g. via VNC).  Or you could SSH into the cluster head
or any of the cluster nodes.

There are currently many projects devoting development cycles to
porting stuff to the Pi.  Fedora Remix and XBMC come to mind.  I can
see the likes of Debian, Ubuntu, Android, etc. following suit.


On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 11:28 AM, Carl Lundstedt
<clundst at unlserve.unl.edu> wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-03-08 at 09:22 -0800, Kevin D. Snodgrass wrote:
>> > From: Ben Watson <bwatson1979 at gmail.com>
>> >
>> > So I was just thinking, for the speculated price of the Intense PC, I
>> > could probably purchase 13-20 Raspberry Pi machines.  Granted the
>> > combined power draw of this many Pis would be more than the Intense
>> > PC, but I wonder if you could get better overall number crunching
>> > performance in some sort of Pi cluster/grid.
>> Image the people that sell the Raspberry getting an order for 100K devices from FermiLab or Sandia or ....
>> :-)
> It's a nice thought, but Fermilab servers need to have remote console
> functionality to even get out of the gate (much like what we need down
> here for our CERN/CMS cluster).
> Our CERN collegues at U. of Colorado might go for them.  They built a
> cluster out of motherboards mounted on plexiglass and power supply
> sharing.  It was a frightening thing to see.
> Carl Lundstedt
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