(Everything’s available here under a MIT license, as usual.)
So far I’m pretty happy with the overall performance, but very annoyed at Raspbian, since the default install (which I didn’t use on my previous cluster) uses a swapfile instead of a swap partition. That means nodes stall every time I try to handle large chunks of data, which kind of negates the point of building a cluster in the first place.
(The previous Model B cluster was very slow, but at least it didn’t flake out on me.)
I’m also getting weird “illegal instruction” errors when building some packages I need, which confirm my overall feeling that Raspbian on
ARMv7 is still half-baked at best.
I suspect I’ll be re-installing the lot fairly soon, but at least Jupyter makes it trivial to migrate my notebooks…