Posted: 16 Jan 2018 | 12:25
This post was written by Olivia O'Sullivan, Impact & Engagement Officer at the Hartree Centre.
After reading about the success of EPCC’s nifty Wee Archie mini-supercomputer outreach project, we were inspired to set a group of five work experience students the challenge of building a 20-node Raspberry Pi cluster during their time with us.
STFC runs a work experience programme every year with applicants expressing an interest in placements within the Hartree Centre. Initially, we had a view of taking just one student to join our Future Technologies team but after hearing about other placements, we wanted to move away from the ‘lone student’ experience and offer a group-based opportunity. We hoped that this would show students how we operate here in multi-disciplinary teams working together to solve challenges.
Posted: 16 Jun 2017 | 14:18
Download our instructions to build your own Raspbery Pi cluster.
Posted: 7 Jun 2017 | 14:24
Nick Brown and Wee Archie, our Raspberry PI mini super-computer, went to Boston in February for the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting.
Posted: 7 Jun 2017 | 11:17
Wee Archie is our mini-supercomputer made from Raspberry Pis, used for public outreach to teach members of the public the concepts of supercomputing. It has been very successful, and as such a second one has been built to keep up with demand!
Posted: 27 Apr 2017 | 14:53
Wee Archie: a wee bit of history
Some time ago (actually 2015), EPCC built a Raspberry Pi cluster called Wee Archie to demonstrate some of the principles behind a full-sized supercomputer. We designed the cluster to be portable as we can't carry around a real supercomputer and just looking at a laptop "connected" to some remote system isn't that engaging.
Posted: 29 Apr 2016 | 14:42
At the tail end of last year, the EPCC Outreach team launched Wee Archie, a Raspberry Pi cluster designed to demonstrate parallel concepts and the type of work that is carried out on supercomputers such as ARCHER. Since the launch, Wee Archie has travelled around the UK including to Oxford, Birmingham and Dundee.
Posted: 26 Nov 2015 | 15:29
The EPCC Outreach team is always looking for new ways to introduce supercomputing to a general audience. Remote connections to ARCHER could be used, but how would audiences know what is happening? Is it really running on a remote system or is it faked? Enter Wee Archie: a portable, functional cluster developed by EPCC to demonstrate applications and concepts relating to parallel systems.