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Building Raspberry PI Supercomputers; Latest from SC19

Date and Time

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


MIT Building E-51, Room 315
Kurt Keville , Thaumaturgical Engineer , MIT Clinical Research Center - kkeville alum mit edu
Federico Lucifredi - flucifredi acm org
Natalia Frumkin


An overview of how to build a Raspberry Pi supercomputer


Federico discusses what is required to integrate clusters of ARM SBCs, with a focus on Raspberry PI units due to their popularity; the software integration necessary to make them practical, what is necessary to easily configure nodes, and issue commands for system operation; and conclude with integrated numerical applications using the MPI interface.

Natalia discusses the Raspberry Pi cluster that she runs at Boston University.

Kurt discusses the latest from the 2019 meeting of the International Conference for High Performance Computing Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC19), including the status of the LANL cluster.

SC19 runs from Sunay, November 17 to Friday, November 22, 2019.


Federico Lucifredi is The Ceph Storage Product Management Director at Red Hat, formerly the Ubuntu Server PM at Canonical, and the Linux “Systems Management Czar” at SUSE.


  1. SC19 Conference
  2. Raspberry Pi Supercomputer for LANL (

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