Folding@Home clustering with Raspberry Pi 3
I've recently begun working with my first Raspberry Pi 3, and I'm planning a new project.
The idea will be to set up an expandable array of Raspberry Pis that will be 100% dedicated to Folding. Each Pi 3 has four cores at 1.2ghz each and 1GB of LPDDR2-900 SDRAM, as well as a VideoCore IV GPU.
- Build a base/rack for the units, ideally to be hung on a wall.
-- Will include a powered USB hub for distributing power
-- network hub/switch for connectivity
-- room for further expansion
- Enable one Raspberry Pi 3 with Folding@Home, maximize single-unit computations, enable remote monitoring.
Once that's done:
- Liquid-cooled SoC
- Add more units
- Cluster units with BOINC
- 100% self-contained solar powered
- Upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit Linux ????
Photos/progress will be posted here and probably blogged somewhere, so tune in to this thread for updates! Any guidance and insight along the way is much appreciated.