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Finish my Raspberry Pi Zero Cluster... complete with kubernetes, etc.

... I still don't know what I'm going to run on this. suggestions in the comments welcome.

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  • 8
    Bitcoin miner for lolz.
  • 11
    Distributed neural network maybe?
  • 6
    @BadFox This is an interesting one... What would the neural network be calculating?
  • 6
    Are those stacked on USB ports?
  • 10
    @ScriptCoded Why, yes it is... I have four of these: http://a.co/d/bWgjKJY plugged into one of these: https://microcenter.com/product/... which I soldered directly to the bottom of a Raspberry Pi Zero W.
  • 8
    @ScriptCoded here is a different angle:
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    @jeremyIglehart Neat :) That one to the left looks a little bent though 😅
  • 6
    Where I work, we use raspberry pi clusters for the internals of our product.

    I develop facial recognition access control systems. 😎
  • 4
    I’d try to make some assembly magic with them
  • 5
    Wait, kubernets runs on that? Nice.
  • 3
    Looking pretty neat! Last time I got into k8s on the Raspberry Pi (5x 3B in my case) it got this strange bug that (at the time) got recently introduced in it. All long ago though.. somewhere in February 2016, something like that? I got inspired to do it by the talk at FOSDEM at the time. Anyway, couldn't finish the project with that bug and didn't wanna wait for the bugfix.. at the end I went with MPICH, but didn't do anything with it as I didn't want to learn MPI programming. Perhaps I should get into that k8s project once more though, just for learning about cluster computing.

    For a real-world project though.. how about some budget-friendly HA server of sorts?
  • 1
    Rent it out to folks looking to do a quick bets test
  • 3
    Holy shit, that whole thing must have cost... like... $10!
  • 1
    A CDN, why not, if you've enough Storage go for it if you're a Web Dev. Otherwise, just go for a nice project you have in head.
  • 1
    @Wack yes, when one of these days I’m done compiling it on my pi ;P maybe it will finish before they release an update...
  • 0
    @3K-Vengeance yes, basically it’s all the same rails at +5v and ground. The Pi0 doesn’t really have any voltage protection.
  • 0
    @Gogeta70 now that sounds way cool! I’d love to play around with what you’re working on!
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    @AlgoRythm more like $50, and that is excluding tools like soldering stations and things like that 😉

    Should toys be all expensive and shit? I mean the Raspberry Pi 0W is really aimed at IoT where you need an onboard processor to preprocess input data before sending it off over Bluetooth/WiFi, while accounting for space constraints. Or for things like wardriving, smart Bluetooth-enabled MP4 player or something like that. Cluster computing, eh.. good for learning purposes, right. And even servers, a friend of mine is learning how to make various servers on his Raspberry Pi. Will that thing ever be a server? Hell no (well unless it's for the local network, like Pi-Hole or something like that). But for learning how those things work, Raspberry Pi's are great.

    Finally, I've seen many computers be much more expensive yet far more unstable than a Raspberry Pi actually. And I've yet to see a single computer that's as power-efficient as the Raspberry Pi. ARM and aarch64 are *a lot* more efficient than x86 and AMD64.
  • 1
    @jeremyIglehart I don't know, you could set it up to recognize you from 2 webcams, i.e. with depth.
  • 1
    I appreciate that you created it before knowing what to do with it :D
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    @Gogeta70 running on opencv?
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    @sunfishcc No, opencv is too slow. We have a proprietary algorithm that can identify a face in under a second.

    Not only that, but our system is used as access control, so it can identify individual faces. It's pretty cool shit, I have a lot of fun working on it.
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    @Gogeta70 let’s briefly explain your algorithm 😉
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    @sunfishcc Lol and that's why they had me sign an NDA.
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    @Gogeta70 every algorithm got be have published paper. In practical, it’s more depend on implementation and parameters choices. For a well researched topic like this, I don’t think there’s any problem to briefly talk about it
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    @sunfishcc Sure, but I signed an NDA that says "don't talk about the algorithm". I like not being sued.
  • 0
    Dude how do you run kubernetes on your pis? Mine with 1GB ram will shutdown after about 5 minutes :(
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