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Postby heiowge » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:02 am

If you were to buy more than one Raspberry Pi, could you link them and make a Raspberry Pi super-duper version?
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:49 am

Of course, you could cluster them using the ethernet ports.
Not really the point, but hey, whatever floats your boat.
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Postby heiowge » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:13 am

I was just wondering if you could cluster 8 of them that way and make something more powerful than the cotton candy. :lol:
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:21 am

Debatable, and it would be a lot bigger!
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Postby heiowge » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:36 am

I have room! :lol:
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Re: Weird idea...

Postby nelz » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:54 am

heiowge wrote:If you were to buy more than one Raspberry Pi


At the moment, the only option is to buy less than one :(
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Postby Rhakios » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:52 am

Also, the Pi cluster would consume eight times as much power (assuming that both devices use all the power available over USB).
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Postby heiowge » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:11 pm

Surely that still wouldn't be much power? Maybe a powered hub?
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:27 pm

And clustering over Ethernet would not be that efficient.
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Postby heiowge » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:31 pm

Fair enough. I just wondered whether you could totally own the cotton candy's specs for the same money with just raspberry pi's and connection cables etc.
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Postby Rhakios » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:43 pm

Here we go, for a mere £40 above the price of the Cotton Candy, you could "own" both of them and you get a handy mouse and keyboard thrown in.

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Postby nelz » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:19 pm

8 Pis would cost more than a Cotton Candy and you still have to find cabling, ethernet and USB hubs and some sort of enclosure... and then get it to hang out of the HDMI port on the back of your TV.
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:48 pm

the Cotton Candy would have to hang out the back of your tv, but the pi has a hdmi 'Receptacle' (hole to plug a cable in (this is what I was trying to point out in the other thread)) so you can plug a hdmi cable in and have it as far away as you want :D
For certain you have to be lost to find the places that can't be found. Elseways, everyone would know where it was
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:25 pm

you can get right angle adapters or m/f cables for peanuts on ebay.
Don't know if they take carrots though....:)
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