Participate in the construction of a cluster composed of 144 Raspberry Pi 3


If you are a lover of the Rapsberry Pi and its enormous potential, surely on some occasion you will have come across the developments made by the guys from, a rather special group capable of creating what they called at the time Beast v1, a cluster made up of 120 Raspberry Pi connected and ready to work together. Once the project was finished, it was time to update it and, thanks to this we had occasion to know in 2015 version 2 of Beast which, now, had 144 cards connected.

Precisely the idea of ​​creating Beast v2 arose after a request from a client to be used in the industrial area in various types of customer demonstrations. As a detail, tell you that, as you can see in the images, we are talking about a huge cylinder 2 meters high with a weight of about 150 kilograms. Now the team responsible for the development of this impressive structure tells us about version 3 of their project where, how could it be otherwise, they want to go further thanks to the development of a much more efficient design. gives you the opportunity to participate in the design and construction of version 3 of Beast.

One of the main problems that the developers found in Beast v2 was that, although it allowed them to learn a lot, the truth is that the size and end result was too big, so they were left with the thorn in that their latest creation it had lost the elegance of Beast v1, something that they had to correct in a future version. The new design is working on achieving a greater modularity, among other things, to be able to transport your ingenuity in a much easier way.

If you are interested in the work that is being carried out, tell you that one of the peculiarities of the project is that its managers are doing it in an open way, sharing it and their progress continuously through the platform grid. It is in this meeting place where anyone can suggest to the team all kinds of changes and improvements at the same time that the evolution of the project is checked and its final appearance is shaped.

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