The world’s largest Raspberry Pi cluster has a rather surprising backer


The Raspberry Pi has helped fuel development and ingenuity around the world as it offers users around the world the power to experiment and build with all sorts of computing use cases with its tiny power.

But the hardware can also be greatly scaled, and Tech Radar Pro I got to see the world’s largest Raspberry Pi cluster while attending Oracle Cloud World in Las Vegas.

Oracle found the Raspberry Pi to be the ideal choice for cluster computing where developers, researchers, and data scientists prefer to experiment at home rather than in the cloud.

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With its small footprint and limitless flexibility and scalability, the Raspberry Pi has proven to be a popular choice, with clusters bringing multiple Raspberry Pi devices together into a single system to boost performance.

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The world’s largest Raspberry Pi cluster at Oracle CloudWorld (Image credit: Oracle)

At Cloud World, Oracle was able to showcase the underlying technologies of the Raspberry Pi cluster, including APEX, GraalPython, Java, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle Database, and Oracle Linux, with attendees able to use augmented reality headsets to gain additional insights into the to get clusters can do.

“The Raspberry Pi has created a whole new class of computing device and is fundamentally changing the way systems are designed,” noted Chris Bensen, Cloud Experience Developer, Oracle

“For 10 years, the Raspberry Pi has brought together a community of enthusiasts, professionals, students and educators who are pushing what is possible with technology. This tiny computer performs high arithmetic and has had a significant impact on the industry as a whole.”


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