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Raspberry Pi Super Cluster

By : Andrew K. Dennis
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Raspberry Pi Super Cluster

By: Andrew K. Dennis

Overview of this book

A cluster is a type of parallel/distributed processing system which consists of a collection of interconnected stand-alone computers cooperatively working together. Using Raspberry Pi computers, you can build a two-node parallel computing cluster which enhances performance and availability. This practical, example-oriented guide will teach you how to set up the hardware and operating systems of multiple Raspberry Pi computers to create your own cluster. It will then navigate you through how to install the necessary software to write your own programs such as Hadoop and MPICH before moving on to cover topics such as MapReduce. Throughout this book, you will explore the technology with the help of practical examples and tutorials to help you learn quickly and efficiently. Starting from a pile of hardware, with this book, you will be guided through exciting tutorials that will help you turn your hardware into your own super-computing cluster. You'll start out by learning how to set up your Raspberry Pi cluster's hardware. Following this, you will be taken through how to install the operating system, and you will also be given a taste of what parallel computing is about. With your Raspberry Pi cluster successfully set up, you will then install software such as MPI and Hadoop. Having reviewed some examples and written some programs that explore these two technologies, you will then wrap up with some fun ancillary projects. Finally, you will be provided with useful links to help take your projects to the next step.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Raspberry Pi Super Cluster
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Wrapping up

We now have our operating system installed and our RSA key set up. The following guides provide some optional tools and compilers you can now install onto Raspbian, including a guide to install Fortran.

Editing text files on Raspbian

While editing and running code on your Raspberry Pi, having a good code and text-editing tool is very useful. By default the Raspberry Pi comes installed with a text-editor called nano. You can read more about nano at:

Vim is also a text editing tool—especially good for programming—with a wide variety of functions and features, including the ability to run shell commands while you are editing a file.

For those interested in checking out Vim, you can read more at:

To install Vim from the terminal line run the following command:

sudo apt-get install vim

Throughout this book we will be using Vim to edit files; however, feel free to use nano or whichever tool you are most comfortable with.