by Ground Electronics

The datacentre-in-a-box for high-performance-computing and cloud software development, testing, and education

View all updates May 21, 2018

Use Case: High Performance Computing (HPC) Education

HPC education is just one of the many uses for Circumference and in this short video, Chelsea, our trainee engineer, explains how she is currently studying towards an Electronic Engineering Degree, where the desktop cluster can be used to support learning key parallel computing technologies, such as Message Passing Interface (MPI).

While an 8 or 32-Raspberry Pi node system is certainly not going to make it into the Top 500, what it does do is enable students, novice engineers and HPC enthusiasts to get hands-on with full control of an eminently compact, low cost Linux-powered cluster — with the same fundamental architecture and associated programming challenges, as most of today’s actual supercomputers.

Andrew and the Circumference Team

$8,535 raised

of $40,000 goal

21% Funded Time Expired
Jun 28 2018

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Circumference 25 Enamel Badge

The same C25 metal and vitreous enamel badge as can be found on the front of the 8+1 node cluster, albeit with a pin fastener. Wear your Circumference support with pride!


Circumference 25

C25 8+1 node cluster campaign pricing.


Circumference 100

C100 32+1 node cluster campaign pricing. Includes custom logo etched on the wood veneer front panel.


Ground Electronics

Ground Electronics is a supplier of open source hardware kits and accessories, and is the manufacturing division of AB Open, an open source and technical communities consultancy that specialises in embedded and wireless systems. AB Open has many years experience working with semiconductor companies, component distributors and equipment vendors, developing technology demonstrators and consulting on all matters related to open source hardware and software.

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