Banana Pi BPI-R2 Cluster Prototype
cluster, Banana Pi, ESP32, distributed applications
Banana Pi cluster prototype is a hardware implementation of a cluster built from seven Banana Pi BPI-R2 router boards. The cluster is designed for a demonstration and testing purposes of currently developed distributed applications at the NES@FIT research group.
To allow remote power management of individual Banana Pi boards, the board power supplies are connected through a relay board. Individual relays are controlled by an integrated microcontroller ESP32, which can be accessed via an embedded web application. After login to this application, the user can control the state of each relay and thus control the power supply state of an individual Banana Pi board. To gain an IP connectivity, the microcontroller is configured to connect to one of multiple preconfigured, available WLAN networks.
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