Pico 5

Pico 5
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$199.00
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6 reserved of 10 minimum

Product Details

Name
Pico 5
Brand/Manufacturer
PicoCluster LLC
Mfr. Part #
Pico 5 Raspberry PI - Starter Cluster Kit
Product Description

The Pico 5 Starter Kit is the most cost effective way to experiment with a true hardware cluster. It comes with everything you need to get started except the micro SD cards for storage and the Raspberry PI computer boards themselves but they can be optionally added below.

You can use this cluster to run almost any kind of distributed or parallel software. Run your own LAMP cluster, Docker, Kubernetes, Hadoop, ElasticSearch, Cassandra and many others. Also learn languages like Javascript, Java, Pthon, R, and so on. Use for Development, QA, DevOps, or Education.

The Pico 5 Starter Kit contains the following:
* Acrylic Casing
* 8-port Gigabit Ethernet switch
* US spec 12V 2A power supply
* Pico PDU for power distribution
* Heat Sinks for each PI for power dissipation
* All power and network cabling
* All mounting hardware, fasteners, and brackets.

NOTE: Raspberry PI boards and micro SD cards are not included.

Why GroupGet?

We are the product creator and manufacturer. We want to offer a special discount for GroupGets members.

Purchase Information

Unit Deliverable
A Pico 5 Raspberry Pi - Starter Cluster Kit contains everything to build a 5 node cluster, minus the boards themselves and the micro SD cards.
Unit Price
$199.00
Campaign Part #
GG-P-287
Availability
Campaign active, ends when minimum unit count reached
Factory Lead Time

10 days


Options and Add-Ons

16GB SanDisk microSD cards PicoCluster image - Set of 5

$75.00

The cards are imaged with the standard PicoCluster Cluster Image Set based on Raspbian. All nodes are set up with static IP addressing and SSH certificates to make it easy to work with the cluster. This takes the hassle out of having to purchase, image, and set up your own micro SD cards. We only use high quality SanDisk microSD cards in our clusters.

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32GB SanDisk microSD cards PicoCluster image - Set of 5

$100.00

The cards are imaged with the standard PicoCluster Cluster Image Set based on Raspbian. All nodes are set up with static IP addressing and SSH certificates to make it easy to work with the cluster. This takes the hassle out of having to purchase, image, and set up your own micro SD cards. We only use high quality SanDisk microSD cards in our clusters.

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64GB SanDisk microSD cards PicoCluster image - Set of 5

$160.00

The cards are imaged with the standard PicoCluster Cluster Image Set based on Raspbian. All nodes are set up with static IP addressing and SSH certificates to make it easy to work with the cluster. This takes the hassle out of having to purchase, image, and set up your own micro SD cards. We only use high quality SanDisk microSD cards in our clusters.

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Pimorni Blink! LEDs for PicoCluster with Right Angle Adapters- Set of 5

$46.00

Blinkt! LEDs from Pimoroni, now for PicoCluster! Now it's easy to show the status of your cluster application on each node using these very cool LEDs. Use them to show CPU load, network traffic, CPU temperature, or other application, node or cluster status indicators.

You will receive a set of 5 Pimorni Blinkt!s along with 5 right an
gle adapters for the GPIO pins. The adapters bring the Blinkt!s out to the side of the cluster for easy viewing.

If you purchase a set of microSD cards, the PicoCluster Image Set includes the Pimoroni Blinkt! python libraries so you're all ready to go out of the box.

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Raspberry PI 3 - Set of 5

$185.00

This is a set of 5 Raspberry PI 3s for your Pico 5. They are being made available as an accessory so that they can be purchased directly if you do not have your own Raspberry PIs. Heatsinks are included with all PIs.

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Pico 5 Assembly

$50.00

The starter kit comes unassembled. Many people want to be able to assemble their own PicoCluster for their own fun and pleasure. For those that want a completely assembled Cube, please choose this option.

This option also requires the purchase of 5 Raspberry PI 3s so that a complete cluster can be assembled. A set of micro SD cards are recommended as well for the complete experience, but not required.

PicoCluster Wireless Mini Keyboard

$20.00

Wireless Mini Keyboard for PicoCluster! This model uses a wireless dongle that plugs into a USB slot on the front of your PicoCluster.

Mini Keyboard also has a touchpad to navigate the mouse pointer and left and right mouse buttons. Keys are soft touch. Works very well and is the ultimate in portability!

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Pico Plushie

$16.00

It's a Pico Plushie. He's 6" tall and comes in Pico Blue. Perfect for the kids or for your own plush robot collection.

There is nothing cuter than a plush robot :)

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Pico T-Shirts

$15.00

Show off your PicoCluster colors in a Stylish Pico T!

Made of 100% Cotton, these stylish Ts are comfortable to wear and fun to be noticed in!

Specify S, M, L, XL, 2XL.

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Docker Swarm

$50.00

Docker Swarm is a clustering and scheduling tool for Docker containers. With Swarm, IT administrators and developers can establish and manage a cluster of Docker nodes as a single virtual system.

Docker/Swarm is our most popular stack running on PicoCluster. Professionals the world over are switching to Docker from VMs and PicoCluster makes a perfect platform for professionals to learn on.

This option requires the purchase of a 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB application set. Docker Swarm will be fully set up and configured for you.

Kubernetes

$50.00

Kubernetes (commonly referred to as "k8s") is an open source container cluster manager originally designed by Google and donated to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. It aims to provide a "platform for automating deployment, scaling, and operations of application containers across clusters of hosts".

WIth Kubernetes, you can now orchestrate containers like the big boys, but in the comfort of your own cluster! Kubetrnetes and Docker Swarm both are container clusters, but work in different ways. PicoCluster makes it easy to learn one or both container technologies.

This option requires the purchase of a 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB application set. Kubernetes will be fully set up and configured for you.

60mm Cooling Fan Plus Alternate Back Plate for Pico 5

$15.00

The fan provides air flow for additional cooling along with the heatsinks on each Raspberry PI. If you plan on running your cluster for longer periods or running processor or video intensive applications, then the having a large fan for cooling is a necessity.

The 60mm fan provides plenty of air flow, particularly over the 40mm version. The 60mm fan also runs much more quietly than the 40mm and is barely audible even 12 inches away. An alternate back plate is required for the fan mount along with an additional fastener pack.

How it works

This is a group buy campaign that needs to acquire at least the stated minimum amount of pledges from backers like you before the Unit Deliverable and any Add-Ons ship. We do not charge anyone until the Progress above hits 100% or greater, otherwise there is no charge. All campaign products are vetted as existing and functional so your order will be fulfilled within the Factory Lead Time if the campaign succeeds. Please see our FAQ page for more details on our billing process.

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    I have just created the GroupGet for Pico 5!

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