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raspein:faq [2015/07/16 12:00]
gdangelo
raspein:faq [2018/10/04 09:04]
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 This is hard to explain. It all started as a joke. In our lab slang we use the word "​raspini"​ (which has no real meaning in Italian) for referring to the Raspberry Pi. This word sounds very similar to a dialect word (raspèin) that is used in the Italian region in which we work to identify something ​ that is stuck the throat, In other words, it is an irritated throat... and often the first symptom of a cold. This is hard to explain. It all started as a joke. In our lab slang we use the word "​raspini"​ (which has no real meaning in Italian) for referring to the Raspberry Pi. This word sounds very similar to a dialect word (raspèin) that is used in the Italian region in which we work to identify something ​ that is stuck the throat, In other words, it is an irritated throat... and often the first symptom of a cold.
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-=== When will the cluster be operational?​ === 
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-We are currently testing and tuning the cluster. 
  
 === Is it possible to visit the raspèin cluster? === === Is it possible to visit the raspèin cluster? ===
  
-The raspèin cluster ​is on public display at the [[http://​corsi.unibo.it/​Laurea/​IngegneriaScienzeInformatiche/​Pagine/​default.aspx|Corso di Laurea in Ingegneria e Scienze Informatiche]],​ Via Sacchi 3, Cesena.+The raspèin cluster ​was on public display at the [[http://​corsi.unibo.it/​Laurea/​IngegneriaScienzeInformatiche/​Pagine/​default.aspx|Corso di Laurea in Ingegneria e Scienze Informatiche]],​ Via Sacchi 3, Cesena. ​<fc #​dd3333>​**At the end of 2018, the cluster has been dismantled.**</​fc>​
  
 === The Raspberry Pi CPU is not as powerful as a desktop CPU. What is the reason for building a cluster of them? === === The Raspberry Pi CPU is not as powerful as a desktop CPU. What is the reason for building a cluster of them? ===
  
-We'​re ​mainly interested in the scalability of distributed algorithms/​mechanisms and in the design of fault-tolerant protocols. In other words, the CPU speed is not our main concern, but the number of interconnected devices is. Therefore, for our specific use cases a large number of cheap and slow devices ​is preferable to a small number of powerful ones.+We were mainly interested in the scalability of distributed algorithms/​mechanisms and in the design of fault-tolerant protocols. In other words, the CPU speed was not our main concern, but the number of interconnected devices is. Therefore, for our specific use cases a large number of cheap and slow devices ​was preferable to a small number of powerful ones.
  
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raspein/faq.txt · Last modified: 2018/10/04 09:04 by gdangelo