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.

Live Status

The current status of the nodes in the HimMUC cluster can be seen here.

Technical Specifications

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

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 Raspberry Pi nodes as well as 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.