HimMUC Cluster

HimMUC is a flexible cluster of ARM devices consisting of 40 Raspberry Pi 3 and 40 ODroid C2 single board computers (SBC). The cluster is used for teaching (practical course low-level programming for games development) as well as for research and evaluations.

Cluster of 40 Raspberry Pi 3
Cluster of 40 Raspberry Pi 3
Cluster of 40 ODroid C2
Cluster of 40 ODroid C2

Technical Specifications

Raspberry Pi 3

  • SoC: Broadcom BCM2837
  • CPU: 4 x ARM Cortex-A53, 1.2 GHz
  • GPU: Broadcom VideoCore IV
  • RAM: 1GB (900 MHz)
  • Network: 100 MBit Ethernet

ODroid C2

  • SoC: Amlogic S905
  • CPU: 4 x ARM Cortex-A53, 1.5 GHz
  • GPU: Mali-450
  • RAM: 2GB (912 MHz)
  • Network: 1 GBit Ethernet

Software

The ODroid nodes of the cluster are running in 64-bit mode (AArch64) and employ Debian 9 (Stretch) as operating system. For development, recent versions of GCC, Make, CMake, Meson and GDB are provided; parallel programming of multiple nodes is possible via OpenMPI.