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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:02 am    Post subject: Weird idea... Reply with quote

If you were to buy more than one Raspberry Pi, could you link them and make a Raspberry Pi super-duper version?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course, you could cluster them using the ethernet ports.
Not really the point, but hey, whatever floats your boat.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just wondering if you could cluster 8 of them that way and make something more powerful than the cotton candy. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Debatable, and it would be a lot bigger!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have room! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:54 am    Post subject: Re: Weird idea... Reply with quote

heiowge wrote:
If you were to buy more than one Raspberry Pi


At the moment, the only option is to buy less than one Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, the Pi cluster would consume eight times as much power (assuming that both devices use all the power available over USB).
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely that still wouldn't be much power? Maybe a powered hub?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And clustering over Ethernet would not be that efficient.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fair enough. I just wondered whether you could totally own the cotton candy's specs for the same money with just raspberry pi's and connection cables etc.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here we go, for a mere 40 above the price of the Cotton Candy, you could "own" both of them and you get a handy mouse and keyboard thrown in.

I really like these Acer machines, small format, efficient, good selection of ports and cheap!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

8 Pis would cost more than a Cotton Candy and you still have to find cabling, ethernet and USB hubs and some sort of enclosure... and then get it to hang out of the HDMI port on the back of your TV.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the Cotton Candy would have to hang out the back of your tv, but the pi has a hdmi 'Receptacle' (hole to plug a cable in (this is what I was trying to point out in the other thread)) so you can plug a hdmi cable in and have it as far away as you want Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can get right angle adapters or m/f cables for peanuts on ebay.
Don't know if they take carrots though....Smile
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