Category Archives: Tech Bits

Orange Pi – First Fire

I’ve gotten my Orange Pi One board to boot. The good, the bad, the say what?… Continue reading

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SystemD Depends on Swap

Today my system seemed to hang but was really just glacially slow. It looks like systemD was in a D diskwait state waiting on swap (or potentially some file read / write) and thus couldn’t do it’s job until that resolved… its job being ‘run everything’, that hurts… Continue reading

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Do Not Buy Sandisk USB Sticks.

Seems that SanDisk as a serious “miss feature” in their firmware that bricks your USB Stick if it doesn’t see exactly what it expects. The claim is it does this protect your data, the reality is it makes the device a POS brick. Continue reading

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MPICH2 Installed on Pi Cluster

What I did to get the Message Passing Interface MPI software for distributed computing installed onto the Pi Cluster. Continue reading

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Clusters and Beowulfs and C.O.W.s, Oh My!

How to build a Beowulf vs Cluster Of Workstations and how your paradigm may shift. (My ‘distcc’ COW as proto-Beowulf) Continue reading

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Cluster distcc First Fire

“First Fire” from the Devuan Cluster with a distributed build of the Pi Linux kernel Continue reading

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Devuan and Climate Cluster Milestone

Some updates on hardware status for me. My Devuan Build Script. Notes on Linpack and climate codes and more. Continue reading

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