(Wired) - That's Raspberry Pis , no "e." If you can build a supercomputer with raspberry pies, do let us know. We mean those super-small Linux PCs cooked up by some brainy researchers in Britain. Yes, you'll need Legos too , and maybe some help from the closest 6-year-old.
That's how Simon Cox and a team of engineers at Britain's University of Southampton built their supercomputer, and they've the published instructions so that you can build one too. The total cost was about £2,500 , or $4,031 U.S. , not including network gear, but you can build a smaller version with four Raspberry Pis for just a few hundred dollars.
Cox says the team wants to make supercomputing accessible to hobbyists, particularly kids like his 6-year-old son, James. "Our goal is to get just one child somewhere to say: 'That's cool mum and dad, can I have a go?'"
A professor of Computational Methods at Southampton, Cox has been working to democratize supercomputing for a long time... Source/Origin >> Read More