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Ashwin Pajankar, Raspberry Pi Supercomputing and Scientific Programming, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2878-4_1

1. Introduction to Single Board Computers and Raspberry Pi

Ashwin Pajankar

(1)Nashik, Maharashtra, India

We will start our exciting journey of exploration into the scientific domain of supercomputing and scientific programming with Raspberry Pi. But for us to begin the journey, we must be comfortable with the basics of the single board computers and Raspberry Pi. In this chapter, we will study the definition, history, and philosophy behind single board computers. We will first compare it with a regular computer. We will then move on to the most popular and best-selling single board computer of all time, the Raspberry Pi. By ...

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