Contributed by Jacob Caswell, St. Olaf College, Richard Brown, St. Olaf College (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pi's-To-Go provides students, both CS and non-CS alike, with an affordable, engaging, and familiar environment to learn the hardware and software principles of Parallel and Distributed Computing (PDC). Costing $450 in total, Pi's-To-Go provides modular hardware that helps students learn to apply PDC to their fields, to prepare them to handle the next generation of web servers, data centers and supercomputers.
Languages Supported: , Python, C++, C, Java
OS Compatibility: Linux
Physical Resource Support: Local Cluster, Local Multicore
Computational Model: Fully Distributed, Message Passing
Context of Use
Pi's-To-Go serves as a capable instructional tool for distributed technologies such as MPI, as well as parallelized tools such as OpenMP and Cray's Chapel.
Thanks to modular hardware, Pi's-To-Go also helps students explore how the use of different network topologies, use of computational nodes, and disk space affects distributed or parallel computations.
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