Installing and configuring MPICH2 and MPI4PY

Before we can begin installing the libraries to a network of multiple Pi devices, we need to configure our Raspbian installation to make things a bit easier.

Boot up a Raspberry Pi and in the terminal, enter the following command:

sudo raspi-config

It is assumed that you have followed all the setup steps that are preferred on first starting up the Raspberry Pi. These are as follows:

  1. Expand the filesystem.
    Installing and configuring MPICH2 and MPI4PY
  2. Overclock the system (this is optional). We will be using a Pi overclocked to 800MHz as shown below:
    Installing and configuring MPICH2 and MPI4PY

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