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Cluster Files

These are the Student Pi and Parallella cluster files that I produced as part of my contribution to the Budget Beowulf session at SIGCSE'15. If you use them, please credit me and our SIGCSE special session:

Adams J, Caswell J, Matthews SJ, Peck C, Shoop E, and Toth D. “Budget Beowulfs: A Show-case of Inexpensive Clusters for Teaching PDC”. In Proceedings of the 46th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE’15). Kansas City, MO. March 6-8, 2015.

Student Pi Cluster


A simple Rasperry Pi cluster that can be assembled in a single class period (1 hour):

Student Parallella Cluster


A simple Parallella cluster that can be assembled in a single class period (1 hour). Note: I STRONGLY encourage you to use a smaller SD card (8GB) to create the worker image file! Using larger cards will significantly impact the ability your ability to complete the cluster in an hour!