[PD] Super computer made of legos and Raspberry Pi computers
Alexandre Torres Porres
porres at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 01:41:34 CEST 2012
But then I found about the beagleboard, which is open and have the
schematics on their website http://beagleboard.org/hardware/design
it's more powerful than the Pi, but seems rather expensive still. It's
$150, which is not that much less than an iphone. And if you take all the
phone cost/screen and etc so you get only a single board, it should be
cheaper and more powerful. Oh, as for comparing the processing power of an
iphone, I found a link where someone seems to have figured out what its
chip is all about. If anyone else is curious to compare the power, here you
2012/9/16 Alexandre Torres Porres <porres at gmail.com>
> "Maybe I am mistaken but the real, deep objectives of the Pi foundation
> are to ubiquitize (yuck!!!) (maybe "democratise"?) production
> through open hardware design so that you can get a fab plant to
> start making them locally."
> For what I saw, the circuitry is not opened, or is it? I fear that,
> unfortunately, I didn't see it anywhere so it seems they haven't done that,
> although they are surely willing to disseminate the usage of technology.
> And I know wat you mean and that is why I hope something like that
> happens. And, as I was saying, the arduino works like that and some people
> in brazil can spend around less than 20$ in the parts needed to build it.
> And so I also mentioned about this possibility of a newer version of the
> arduino made up with an ARM processor. It seems it will be not only open
> hardware, but capable of being both a computer and an arduino. I look
> forward to that.
> 2012/9/16 Andy Farnell <padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk>
>> On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 05:47:22PM -0300, Alexandre Torres Porres wrote:
>> > Thanks a lot Andy, that was really informative.
>> > So I see there's no point at all comparing this "super" Pi rack to
>> > computers, and that you can't run one Pd having it being served by 64 of
>> > these.
>> > cheers
>> Actually, there's a lot of value in these arrays for DSP work, at least
>> kinds of creative DSP work, because what you have is effectively a giant
>> modular synth. Data flow is a good candidate, because the work is
>> usually a unidirectional flow of data frames through the system.
>> On another note, I was pondering your comment on the economics of
>> the Pi in Brazil that you replied to Charles.
>> Maybe I am mistaken but the real, deep objectives of the Pi foundation
>> are to ubiquitize (yuck!!!) (maybe "democratise"?) production
>> through open hardware design so that you can get a fab plant to
>> start making them locally. I know Brazil can't compete with
>> China on economies of scale right now, but nontheless the
>> opportunity is there at least without any trade barries based on
>> intellectual property nonsense. Its long past time we had a standard
>> international unit of computing that any 10 year old kid can grab and
>> know the other 9 billion people on the planet have access to.
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