Parts ordered for the Cluster
I ordered the parts today that I want to use to build my cluster. Amazon sent a very encouraging email today with some of the items being on sale and a large increase in rewards. I decided that there wouldn't be a better time so I jumped.
Here is what I ended up order.
- 3 x Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
- 3 x Samsung MicroSD EVO 32GB
- Anker PowerPort 6 with 6-pack of 1ft Micro USB Cables
- HobbyMate 180Pcs M3 Nylon Standoffs
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
I decided to go with the Pi 3 Model B. It wasn't a large cost increase, but the processing and memory was, so I went with the Pi 3 Model B.
Samsung MicroSD EVO 32GB
I didn't need 32GB cards, but these were offered at the same price as the smaller ones. The speed is 95 MB/S which is a faster card, so that made the choice really easy.
Anker PowerPort 6
After readying around most tutorials seem to use a 60W hub. Scott Hanselman used this hub to build his cluster. Honestly, the fact that it comes with 6 Micro USB cables included makes is a steal.
HobbyMate 180Pcs M3 Nylon Standoffs
I didn't need anything fancy at this point in time. These will get the job done until I decide that I need something more official looking.
Well that is it. Once the parts are in, I will take pictures and started posting the other decisions that I need to make. Thanks for reading.