Raspberry Pi Cluster Ep 2 – Setting up the Cluster

Raspberry Pi Cluster Ep 2 - Setting up the Cluster

In this video, I show how to build the hardware for a Raspberry Pi Cluster, and how to flash microSD cards or the eMMC storage built into a Raspberry Pi Compute Module.

I compare the experience of building the hardware for a traditional Raspberry Pi model B cluster versus building a Turing Pi cluster with Compute Modules.

I also explore why it takes a little extra work to flash a Compute Module’s eMMC storage, but why it’s worth doing it.

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More info about the Pi Cluster series and links relating to topics discussed in the video: https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2020/raspberry-pi-cluster-episode-2-setting-cluster


00:00 – Intro
01:30 – Raspberry Pi 4 ‘Dramble’ cluster
03:05 – Choosing an ARM OS
04:28 – Flashing microSD cards with an OS
06:22 – Turing Pi cluster
08:15 – Flashing Compute Modules on the Turing Pi
12:52 – Flashing Compute Modules other ways
13:40 – Mini ITX case for Turing Pi
14:13 – Shout out to young engineers
15:26 – Outtro

Mentioned in this video:

Flashing a Compute Module with usbboot: https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2020/flashing-raspberry-pi-compute-module-on-macos-usbboot

Waveshare Compute Module IO Board with PoE: https://amzn.to/2yvvTMn

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