2nd Generation HimMuc Cluster


40 Additional SBCs

The HimMUC Cluster at the Chair for Computer Technology and Computer Organization (LRR), which up to now consisted of 40 Raspberry Pi 3, was recently extended: now additional 40 ODroid C2 Single Board Computers (SBC) are available. Each board has four 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 cores. Connected with Gigabit Ethernet this results in a parallel system with 160 cores in a small form factor, which nevertheless features a programming environment similar to that of traditional supercomputers (e.g., SuperMUC at LRZ). The cluster is used for teaching (practical course "Low-level Programming for Games Development") as well as for research and evaluations (e.g. scaling and energy efficiency).