Raspberry Pi Cloud Cluster
THis project is open to anyone wanting to work with me on building a Raspberry Pi Cloud Cluster. We have 100-200 Raspberry Pis which provide an ideal playground for building your own cluster and explore distributed computing algorithms on real hardware. In this project you would be building a cluster and than putting cloud software on the cluster to make it our own cloud service.
Such software can include but is not limited to
When chosing this project one must address the issue of dealing with many compute resources at a time. THis can be done with PXE boot or with our cm-burn.
Students that chose this project will have an office space in the building that I sit. In addition each student will be given a 5 node cluster thay can work at home on (non smoking environment) that must be returned after the project is completed.
cm-burn is a program to burn many SD cards for the preparation of
building clusters with Raspberry Pi’s. The program is developed in
Python and is portable on Linux, Windows, and OSX. It allows users to
create readily bootable SD cards that have the network configured,
contain a public ssh key from your machine that you used to configure
the cards. The unique feature is that you can burn multiple cards in
A sample command invocation looks like:
cm-burn —-name red[5-7] \ --key ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub \ —-ips 192.168.1.[5-7] \ —-image 2018-06-27-raspbian-stretch
This command creates 3 SD cards where the hostnames
with the network addresses
192.168.1.7. The public key is added to the authorized_keys file
of the pi user. The password login is automatically disabled and only
the ssh key authentication is enabled.