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#1 Raspberry Pi

Post by Janos (retired) » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:03 pm

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#2 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Janos (retired) » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:19 pm

I decided to use Raspbian for my install. There are lots of others. See: http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads

Install the image on to your SD card (I used the card reader on my laptop) then start up your Pi.

I didn't bother with such things as a keyboard, mouse or display... I got the IP address from my DHCP server and used SSH to connect.

Default user: pi
Default pass: raspberry

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install libfftw3-dev m4 autoconf libcurl4-openssl-dev subversion
sudo apt-get install boinc  
To control BOINC remotely see: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Controll ... C_remotely
In my case, the files are in: /var/lib/boinc-client


I wanted to crunch pogs but the default application did not recognise the host type. So I popped over to a blog I check often: http://burdeview.blogspot.co.uk/p/raspb ... eated.html

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cd /var/lib/boinc-client
sudo wget https://github.com/dcarrion87/boinc-rpi/raw/master/bin/pogs-armv6l.tar.gz
sudo tar xfz pogs-armv6l.tar.gz
sudo chown -R boinc:boinc projects/
I remotely connected, clicked update and down came my first Pogs WU.

A little while later Pogs was running happy on my Raspberry Pi. :)

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#3 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Alez » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:31 pm

Does it have a lego case :P
Sorry, couldn't resist. So how does it compare on POGS to my droidbox ?
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#4 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Janos (retired) » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:21 am

Alez wrote:Does it have a lego case :P
Hehe, no. It has an overpriced case with holes and a Raspberry cut in it. Last time I let my (then 11 year old) choose! 22 quid for a bit of plastic. Cases cost 4 to 5 quid on Amazon.
Alez wrote:So how does it compare on POGS to my droidbox ?
Well, it is not quick. Didn't expect it to be and it is on 13.363% after 08:40:32 crunching. Yes I have overclocked but not to max because I have no active cooling.

It was never bought as a BOINC cruncher but it is nice way to load test it! :)

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#5 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Janos (retired) » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:45 am

From Kickstarter: "The Raspberry Pi can display full HD (1920x1080). You can buy a full-size monitor at that resolution, but that's not what we're about. We're looking for something small and portable. That's where it gets a bit tricky."

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/697 ... the-raspbe

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Looks interesting :)

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#6 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by darkmast2 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:46 am

I'm so glad you posted that link to the screen for the RPi - I've been looking for something like this that's affordable for ages now for my emulation project. I'm building a small emulation console inside a suitcase type holder that will be completely self sufficient as it will run on a 10,000mah battery. I have the rpi, battery, 2x controllers (old snes style usb) but was on the lookout for a decent screen to go along with it. The ones I had been looking at were the type you get in cars for keeping the kids entertained but they were not that great to say the least.

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#7 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Janos (retired) » Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:10 pm

I am considering getting one as well. For the moment all my work is best suited to HDMI TV or standard PC Monitors.

Did you go ahead and buy one of these?

I would be interested to learn what your emulation project is all about. Care to share?

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#8 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by robmacagain » Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:58 am

Is anyone running a pi attached to BU are there separate units for a pi even? and is it possible to so i can just have a low power unit running 24/7 instead of my pc?

Dummy's guide definitely needed, pour moi especially, i'm so crap at this kind of stuff, i'm a medic!!!

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#9 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Silver » Sat Oct 11, 2014 1:20 pm

I've just got a pi for this exact purpose. When I eventually pull my finger out and get it going I'll let you know how it works out.
It certainly should work from what I've read up on, although I was looking from an ant point of view.
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#10 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Alez » Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:18 pm

Whether it is an Ant or a Rbox should make no difference as they all use the same driver as long as the version of cgminer installed has support for it. Check out the guide on BU forum to get you started http://www.bitcoinutopia.net/bitcoinuto ... d=473#4006

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#11 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by scole of TSBT » Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:30 pm

I'm using one to run my R3. Not difficult to get setup. I'm having problems keeping all 4 blades running though. I'll have 1 or 2 crash with a few hours of running. When BU comes back up, I'm only going to run 2 blades and see if that's stable. If so, I'll get another pi to run the other 2 blades.
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#12 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by robmacagain » Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:12 pm

Found this guide here > http://www.bitcoinutopia.net/bitcoinuto ... d=473#4006 :).

I'll be having a R3.14 soon enough then.

Or to be more precise 3.1415 9265 3589 7932 3846 2643 3832 7950 2884 1971 6939 9375 1058 2097 4944 5923 0781 6406 2862 0899 8628 0348 2534 2117 0679 8214 8086 5132 8230 6647 0938 4460 9550 5822 3172 5359 4081 2848 1117 4502 8410 2701 9385 2110 5559 6446 2294 8954 9303 8196 4428 8109 7566 5933 4461 2847 5648 2337 8678 etc etc etc :lol:
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#13 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Alez » Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:43 pm

Can you also get it in apple, raspberry, rhubarb or moon ?

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#14 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Silver » Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:50 pm

I'm waiting for the pork version :D
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#15 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Alez » Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:57 pm

I'm a veggie, do they do a quorn version or just macaroni ?
Guess when you get your pair you can call them pork and steak :D

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#16 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Silver » Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:18 am

I'm sure they must do.
I'm tempted to go with pork and apple to be honest :lol:

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#17 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Alez » Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:26 am

maybe add a 'warm' in there :wink:

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#18 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Silver » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:55 am

Warm pork pi? That's just wrong :mrgreen:

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#19 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by robmacagain » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:31 am

Yack, pork is all wrong, i hate pork, now chicken pi yeah baby yeah.

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#20 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by scole of TSBT » Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:01 pm

I've set up 2 other raspberry pi's running BU and WUProp, but the 3rd one I tried won't run WUProp. It keeps throwing a kernel error.

I'm running the latest version of Raspbian, Debian Wheezy found here...http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/#

This is the system info...
Linux rpi21 3.12.35+ #730 PREEMPT Fri Dec 19 18:31:24 GMT 2014 armv6l GNU/Linux

Here's the error messages. Any suggestions?

Message from syslogd@rpi21 at Jan 4 10:32:12 ...
kernel:[ 265.838476] Internal error: Oops - undefined instruction: 0 [#2] PREEMPT ARM

Message from syslogd@rpi21 at Jan 4 10:32:12 ...
kernel:[ 265.994618] Process data_collect_v3 (pid: 2182, stack limit = 0xdb2ae1b0)

Message from syslogd@rpi21 at Jan 4 10:32:12 ...
kernel:[ 266.005687] Stack: (0xdb2afeb0 to 0xdb2b0000)

Message from syslogd@rpi21 at Jan 4 10:32:12 ...
kernel:[ 266.014304] fea0: db2afec0 bed5ec70 db2ae000 c0009794

Message from syslogd@rpi21 at Jan 4 10:32:12 ...
kernel:[ 266.026795] fec0: 00000000 bed5eb80 00000000 c0010a8c 5ac3c35a db2affb0 bed5eb80 c0010ee8

Message from syslogd@rpi21 at Jan 4 10:32:12 ...
kernel:[ 266.039299] fee0: 0004c608 14000000 b6c68f20 00000000 00000000 0000000e 00000000 00000080

Message from syslogd@rpi21 at Jan 4 10:32:12 ...
kernel:[ 266.051798] ff00: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000003 00000000 00000000 db2ae000 00000000

Message from syslogd@rpi21 at Jan 4 10:32:12 ...
kernel:[ 266.064219] ff20: 00000000 00000001 00000001 00015220 00000003 c05ff75c c0628a91 c0055fec

Message from syslogd@rpi21 at Jan 4 10:32:12 ...
kernel:[ 266.076607] ff40: 00000001 00000007 00000000 c05ff75c db2ae000 00000000 0050aeac 0050b12c

Message from syslogd@rpi21 at Jan 4 10:32:12 ...
kernel:[ 266.088970] ff60: 00000000 b6f34000 bed5eeac c00560ec ee207b01 0000000e db2ae018 db2ae000

Message from syslogd@rpi21 at Jan 4 10:32:12 ...
kernel:[ 266.101330] ff80: 00000000 db2affb0 00000000 db2ae000 b6f34000 c00111d8 00000000 b6dd0a24

Message from syslogd@rpi21 at Jan 4 10:32:12 ...
kernel:[ 266.113668] ffa0: 20000010 f200b200 0050aeac c000df00 7fefffff 00000000 00000000 b6e2206c

Message from syslogd@rpi21 at Jan 4 10:32:12 ...
kernel:[ 266.126016] ffc0: b6e22000 40914c00 54a95cc7 0050aeac 0050b12c 00000000 b6f34000 bed5eeac

Message from syslogd@rpi21 at Jan 4 10:32:12 ...
kernel:[ 266.138374] ffe0: 00000000 bed5ee70 b6dd0a14 b6dd0a24 20000010 ffffffff 00000000 00000000

Message from syslogd@rpi21 at Jan 4 10:32:12 ...
kernel:[ 266.231943] Code: e1a0f00e e1a0200d e1a0e009 eafffe89 (eca00b20)
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#21 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Janos (retired) » Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:15 pm

I would try a swap of the boot media between a working Pi and the one with the error. From that you should be able to determine if you have bad hardware or faulty software.

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#22 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by scole of TSBT » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:58 pm

Well, I ordered another rpi and planned to return the other. I have the same issue with the new one. I did finally realize the other 2 that do run WUProp run the app "Data collect version 3 Anonymous platform (CPU)" with an app_info.xml that looks like this...
<app_info>
<app>
<name>data_collect_v3</name>
<user_friendly_name>Data collect version 3</user_friendly_name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>data_collect</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>data_collect_v3</app_name>
<version_num>339</version_num>
<api_version>6.12.34</api_version>
<avg_ncpus>0.010000</avg_ncpus>
<max_ncpus>0.010000</max_ncpus>
<plan_class>nci</plan_class>
<file_ref>
<file_name>data_collect</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
</app_info>

So I put that app_info.xml in the wuprop folder, but it won't run the anonymous app. Get this message "WUProp@Home | Message from server: Your app_info.xml file doesn't have a usable version of Data collect version 3."

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#23 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Dirk Broer » Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:08 pm

A quick comparison between the major single board computers that you can buy easily over here for less than 60 Euro's
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#24 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by scole of TSBT » Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:50 pm

You have to be logged into the AMD Users forum to see it though.

For 67.29 Euros, you can get a RK3288 Cortex-A17 1.7 Ghz quad core android box. How does it compare to those?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bocideal-High-Q ... +tv+rk3288

And it has a built in RJ45 for 1000Mbit ethernet :P

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Post by Dirk Broer » Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:01 pm

:oops: I replaced it with a facebook image (placed it on https://www.facebook.com/sinovoipbpi?fref=ts)

An ARM Cortex A17 CPU should easily outerform ARM Cortex A7: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compariso ... v7-A_cores
And 67.29: thats Pounds Sterling, not Euro's
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#26 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by scole of TSBT » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:32 am

My bad. :oops: I'm not used to juggling currencies. Does make a difference, but I think it's still cost effective compared to the others.

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#27 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Dirk Broer » Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:53 am

Another step in low-power computing: My Pi2 is now running on a Waka Waka (bright light in Swahili) solar cell bought using a coupon that was in a six-pack of 'Wieckse Witte' wheat beer, so I got a 50% rebate. :mrgreen:
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It delivers more than enough power (2200 mAh), so I'll buy a black one for the BeagleBone Black and a yellow one for the Banana Pro soon too.


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Nice detail: for every one that you buy another gets send to people somewhere on the globe desperately needing light and/or power.

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#28 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Silver » Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:08 pm

Nice Dirk, I'll be interested to hear how you get on with your solar experiment, it's also a nice touch that you are effectively donating one to someone in need.
All you need now is free wifi and you are onto a winner :)

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#29 The Raspberry Matrix

Post by Dirk Broer » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:18 pm

With so many different versions of the Raspberry I'll try to offer a one-stop reference:
Raspberries
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Feature Model A Model A+ Model Zero Model B Model B+ Model 2B Model 3B
Size 85.6 mm × 56.5 mm
3.37 × 2.224 in
65 mm × 56.5 mm
2.56 × 2.22 in
65 mm × 30 mm
2.56 × 1.18 in
85.6 mm × 56.5 mm
3.37 × 2.224 in
85.6 mm × 56.5 mm
3.37 × 2.224 in
85.6 mm × 56.5 mm
3.37 × 2.224 in
85.6 mm × 56.5 mm
3.37 × 2.224 in
SOC Broadcom BCM2835 Broadcom BCM2835 Broadcom BCM2835 Broadcom BCM2835 Broadcom BCM2835 Broadcom BCM2836 Broadcom BCM2837
CPU ARM 1176JZF-S ARM 1176JZF-S ARM 1176JZF-S ARM 1176JZF-S ARM 1176JZF-S ARM Cortex-A7 ARM Cortex-A53
Architecture ARMv6 ARMv6 ARMv6 ARMv6 ARMv6 ARMv7-A ARMv8-A
Speed 700 MHz 700 MHz 1000 MHz 700 MHz 700 MHz 900 MHz 1200 MHz
Cores 1 1 1 1 1 4 4
RAM 256 MB 256 MB 512 MB 512 MB 512 MB 1024 MB 1024 MB
RAM/Core 256 MB 256 MB 512 MB 512 MB 512 MB 256 MB 256 MB
USB 2.0 1 1 1 (micro) 2 4 4 4
LAN No No No 10/100 10/100 10/100 10/100
WiFi No No No No No No Yes
Bluetooth No No No No No No Yes
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Diagram Image Image Image Image Image Image Image
The lack of LAN and USB ports of some models can be overcome with this gadget: Image
offering WiFi and two USB ports for the cost of one -you need to plug it in.

The main attraction of the latest model -the Zero- is its tiny size; you can almost fit three zeros in the place of one of the full-sized models. Price difference -locally in the Netherlands ATM- with the more elaborate Model B+ is only one euro though.

Top dog was the Model 2 B with its quad core 32-bit Cortex-A7 CPU, which is more capable than the original -but much more capable after updating the kernel with additional ARMHF and Integer related libraries. This position is now taken over by the Model 3 B with its 64-bit quad-core Arm Cortex-A53@1200 MHz, which promises to be 10 times as powerful as the original Raspberry Pi.
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#30 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by scole of TSBT » Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:57 pm

Which linux distribution to install on a pi 2? I don't want a desktop, just a server install. I'm most familiar with ubuntu 14.04.

This? https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 6&t=100553

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#31 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Dirk Broer » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:53 pm

scole250 wrote:Which linux distribution to install on a pi 2? I don't want a desktop, just a server install. I'm most familiar with ubuntu 14.04. This? https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 6&t=100553
As a command line OS, Lubuntu will not differ very much from Ubuntu. Me, I am just a GUI child -with grey hair- and with Ubuntu (my 2nd AM1 system) presently at 15.10, and Lubuntu (My FM2 system) at 16.04...My two RasPi2's both running Raspbian Jessie, btw.

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#32 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Janos (retired) » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:22 pm

scole250 wrote:Which linux distribution to install on a pi 2? I don't want a desktop, just a server install. I'm most familiar with ubuntu 14.04.

This? https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 6&t=100553
Yeah that should work just lovely.

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#33 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Dirk Broer » Sat May 21, 2016 10:24 am

scole250 wrote:Which linux distribution to install on a pi 2? I don't want a desktop, just a server install. I'm most familiar with ubuntu 14.04.

This? https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 6&t=100553
What projects can you/do you mostly run, using the Pi2 with Ubuntu?
Most projects with Pi apps ask specifically for Raspbian.
I use my Pi's mostly for Enigma at the moment.

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#34 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by scole of TSBT » Sat May 21, 2016 12:13 pm

Dirk Broer wrote:What projects can you/do you mostly run, using the Pi2 with Ubuntu?
Most projects with Pi apps ask specifically for Raspbian.
I use my Pi's mostly for Enigma at the moment.
I ended up installing Raspbian. I wanted to use it run a little BU some more but got tired of baby sitting the ASICs. Now it just runs NCI projects and Goofy.

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Post by Dirk Broer » Sat May 21, 2016 1:21 pm

I can recommend Enigma and -if and when there's work- FiND for the Raspi 2 and 3.

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#36 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Dirk Broer » Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:50 pm

scole250 wrote:Which linux distribution to install on a pi 2?
Running one of my Pi 3's on Ubuntu Mate 16.04 for Raspberry at the moment
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#37 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Dirk Broer » Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:04 pm

Alez wrote:Does it have a lego case :P Sorry, couldn't resist.
Like this, the SmartiPi, a Raspberry Pi case with LEGO and GoPro mount compatibility (standard with blue, red, green and grey cover plates)?
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or more plain, the Pi-Blox (also in red, white, yellow and black):
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#38 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Dirk Broer » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:32 pm

There's a 'new' Raspberry Pi 2, and it is a kind of a hybrid.

Previous new Raspberry Pi -Raspberry Pi 3- was also a kind of a hybrid, bringing us a 64-bit SOC with a 32-bit instruction set (logically, given the 1 GB of RAM)

The 'new' Raspberry Pi 2 (Model 1.2) takes the biscuit: It is identical to the Pi 3, except for the lack of Bluetooth and WiFi and the slower clock speed (900 MHz instead of 1200MHz).
It is also identical to the previous Raspberry Pi 2 (Model 1.1) except for the SOC used (a Cortex-A53 based Broadcom BCM2837 instead of a Cortex-A7 based Broadcom BCM2836).
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As it is -over here- more expensive than the Raspberry Pi 3, I leave it be for the moment...
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#39 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Alez » Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:53 am

Guessing it more of a replacement model rather than an upgrade ?

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#40 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Dirk Broer » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:16 am

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#41 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Dirk Broer » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:18 am

Though the oldest records of the Raspberry Pi family claim that the arch version was round and actually tasted like raspberry, I'll confine myself to those models that were designed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
In the beginning that was but one Pi and it's model was..Model B. Not a bad beginning when you're constructed in the same country that gave us Terry Pratchett. Mind you: it was still 2012 back then.
Model B (aka 0002) later -2013- got a brother named Model A (aka 0008), which was cheaper and simpler by virtue of having no network capability, just one USB port and having no more than 256MB of RAM.
Introduced in June 2014 there was an illegitimate kind of offspring introduced that needed a Compute Module development board to be able to function, the so-called Compute Module(aka 000d), known for its hideous prices at the resellers, especially the combo of development board and compute module, charging hundreds of euro's for them. They can stick them where the sun doesn't shine! Actually a very painful experience, viewed by the GPIO pins...
In 2015 the youngest family member of the first generation (though some claim it was a child of Model A) saw the light: the Raspberry Pi Zero (aka 900092), that for the sake of cheapness had lost all that was not strictly needed for basic operation, including a large part of PCB surface.

That first generation has in common that they are all based upon the Broadcom BCM2835 SOC, featuring an ARMv6Z architecture ARM11 CPU and a VideoCore IV GPU. There are some minor variants/descendants worth mentioning of the first generation:
Variants:
Where there is profit there will be people or companies that will help themselves to a share of it, sometimes even without knowledge of the original manufacturer. In a klatch-as-klatchian-can the models 0003 and 0004 can be said to be minor variants of 0002, but China-made 000d -that came out in both red and blue instead of the familiar green- defies family resemblance. Revision 2.1 of the Model B (aka 00oe) was again UK-made, while 000f was again China-manufactured, but green this time.

Descendants:
Model B sprouted Model B+ (aka 0010) in July 2014. B+ gave us the basic form of the modern Raspberrie Pi's, including the four USB 2.0 ports. The model B+ was also manufactured in China, using a fitting red PCB and also reporting as 0010, just like the original.

Model A sprouted Model A+ (aka 0012) -we observe a pattern here- in November 2014. A+ suffered from dwarf-growth, albeit not in such a severe form as their youngest sibling(?) Pi Zero. It even managed in a later form (aka 0016) to get more memory, 512 MB.

Model Zero has, besides it very basic 1.2 version a 1.3 version (aka 900093, with MIPI interface), a W version (aka 9000C1, Wireless plus Bluetooth) and a sort of illegal WH version (same as previous but also with onbard GPIO headers).
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November 2014 family picture of the first generation, taken before the advent of the Raspberry Pi Zero.

The 2nd generation was kicked off by the introduction in February 2015 of the Raspberry Pi Model 2B (aka a01041), a model that would have made Hamlet proud -if he had lived that long. The Model 2B was a jump foreward, as it used a BCM2836 SOC, featuring a Quad-core ARMv7-A architecture ARM Cortex-A7 CPU and.... a VideoCore IV GPU. RAM was increased to 1GB and the speed was increased from the original 700 to 900 MHz.
After the introduction in 2016 of the 3rd generation Model 2B was produced in a variant 2B 1.2 (aka a22042) which used a BCM2837 SOC, featuring a Quad-core ARMv8-A architecture ARM Cortex-A53 CPU and.... a VideoCore IV GPU. This quickly introduced hybrid 2/3 version may be the reason that there are no further descendants and/or subversion of the Model 2. The (un)availabiilty of the BCM2836 SOC may play another role here.

The 3rd generation first saw the light with the introduction in February 2016 of the Raspberry Pi Model 3B (aka a02082), a model that got much lamented for not being named Model 3.14. The Model 3B was another jump foreward, as it used a BCM2837 SOC, featuring a Quad-core ARMv8-A architecture ARM Cortex-A53 CPU and.... a VideoCore IV GPU. Speed was increased to 1200 MHz, and WiFi and Bluetooth were standard onboard features.
Model 3B has variants produced in Japan (aka a32082) and in Brazil (aka a02082), the later made with a blue-green PCB.
A descendant of Model 3B is the Raspberry Pi Model 3B+ (aka a020d3) that differs in a still higher clockspeed (1400 MHz), faster ethernet, two-band WiFi, later bluetooth version and a metal-covered SOC.
The third generation also features a new Compute Module development board with a choice of two Compute Modules: Compute Module 3 (aka a020a0, with 4GB eMMC) and a Compute Module 3 lite (with provision for a SD-card)

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#42 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by davidBAM » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:57 am

I have a Raspberry Pi3 lying around somewhere. Is it capable of doing useful boinc work (preferably for WCG)
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#43 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Alez » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:18 pm

davidBAM wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:57 am
I have a Raspberry Pi3 lying around somewhere. Is it capable of doing useful boinc work (preferably for WCG)
Yes it can. I have a bunch of android TV boxes that basically only crunch WCG 24/7.

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#44 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Dirk Broer » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:45 pm

Alez wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:18 pm
davidBAM wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:57 am
I have a Raspberry Pi3 lying around somewhere. Is it capable of doing useful boinc work (preferably for WCG)
Yes it can. I have a bunch of android TV boxes that basically only crunch WCG 24/7.
You'd have to run Android on the Pi then, as WCG offers no Linux/ARM applications.

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#45 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by davidBAM » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:11 pm

Dirk Broer wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:45 pm
You'd have to run Android on the Pi then, as WCG offers no Linux/ARM applications.
Thank you !! That just saved me a lot of work :-)
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#46 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Alez » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:03 pm

davidBAM wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:11 pm
Dirk Broer wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:45 pm
You'd have to run Android on the Pi then, as WCG offers no Linux/ARM applications.
Thank you !! That just saved me a lot of work :-)
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#47 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by davidBAM » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:13 pm

It surely does look like it :D

There seems to be a few Android distros out there - including a PAID FOR one - yikes. Which would you recommend please?

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#48 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Dirk Broer » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:05 am

davidBAM wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:13 pm
It surely does look like it :D

There seems to be a few Android distros out there - including a PAID FOR one - yikes. Which would you recommend please?
Frankly: none.
If I were to run Android on an SBC, I'd buy an Odroid. Or, even better: an ASUS Tinkerboard. I might even want to try to install it on my CubieBoard 4 again too -if that still works.
The Raspberry Pi 3 and 3+ run perfectly under Raspbian or even Lubuntu/ARM, but my experience with android on the Pi was a total disaster. YMMV..

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#49 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by davidBAM » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:51 am

Dirk Broer wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:45 pm
You'd have to run Android on the Pi then, as WCG offers no Linux/ARM applications.
Dirk Broer wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:05 am
Frankly: none.

The Raspberry Pi 3 and 3+ run perfectly under Raspbian or even Lubuntu/ARM, but my experience with android on the Pi was a total disaster
:lol: :lol: Okay, given that I have to run Android to be able to crunch for WCG, which is the least-painful distro to use please :wink:

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#50 Re: Raspberry Pi

Post by Alez » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:13 am

I can't answer that, but you could use the pi to dip your toe outside the WCG pool. There are many other interesting projects on boinc. Of course what you crunch is entirely your choice.

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