And RaspbianRaspbian is Debian for the PIUses the Hard floating point acceleratorMuch faster than DebianOracle JDK won’t run on it !
The Good News !We’ve forgotten one thingThe Pi cost £25You can power 4 from USB hub (no need for a powersupply on each oneSo:
So, have a 64 node computer for £2000University of Southhampton
Pi is for teachingSo for £200 we get an 8 node Cassandra clusterIt can be reconfigured, blown away, stress tested andgenerally abusedWe can simulate data racks, data centers and I hopeeven long network delays.Our upcoming MSc in Data Science will use theseclusters
Pi is discoveryCassandra wouldn’t run on a PIIt does now.Running it on a Pi shook out some Cassandra bugs
Pi is for fun !Most important, this was pure Geeky Fun
ThanksData Science:http://www.computing.dundee.ac.uk/study/postgrad/degreedetails.asp?17Dundee Developer Day and Big Data17 November in herehttp://dun.dddscotland.co.uk/sessions