[svlug] looking to buy inexpensive PCs for a cluster project

Lutz Birkhahn lutz.birkhahn at gmx.net
Tue Mar 29 01:31:28 PST 2016


Greg,

have you considered using Raspberry Pi 3? Probably not quite as powerful as your Dell example, but about as cheap and you wouldn’t be the first one to build a cluster with it. And of course Linux is a given.

/lutz
 

> On 29 Mar 2016, at 07:20, Greg Herlein <gherlein at herlein.com> wrote:
> 
> A year ago I bought 2x Dell mini-desktops with 4GB of RAM, 120GB of disk and a 2.3GHz dual core Intel CPU for $40 each.  I'd buy at least 4 more if I could.
> 
> Easiest for me if they are all the same.
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> On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 4:23 PM, Jason Eads <jeads442 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can they be heterogenous, or do you need a lot of the same machine?
> 
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> - Jason R. Eads
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> On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 4:09 PM, Sarah Newman <newmans at sonic.net> wrote:
> What specs, what architecture, and what does low cost mean?
> 
> On 03/28/2016 08:41 AM, Greg Herlein wrote:
> > Anyone have a lead on some inexpensive lower-end PCs (that will run linux of course)?  I am looking at a small side project to build a cluster of
> > sorts.  No, I don't want to do this in the cloud.
> 
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