The flexible, affordable Raspberry Pi Linux computer system has been hacked, tinkered, and transformed into all sorts of creations since its introduction. There's a Raspberry Pi Apple TV, a Raspberry Pi ocean explorer, and Raspberry Pi smart glasses.
Now there's a Raspberry Pi supercomputer. How do you turn a 700MHz mini system into a supercomputer? You use 64 of them and mount them in a rack made out of Legos.
It took a team of computer scientists from the University of Southampton in the U.K., led by Professor Simon Cox, to build the supercomputer. Named Iridis-Pi, the system cost just over $4,000 to put together.
Cox's 6-year-old son, James Cox, provided specialist support on the Lego design. The first test to run on Iridis-Pi was, naturally, calculating Pi.
Want to make your own Raspberry Pi supercomputer? Cox shares the complete instructions right here.