Pamenang, M. Unggul
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An Embedded System for applying High Performance Computing in Educational Learning Activity Wina Rachmawan, Irene Erlyn; Fahmi, Nurul; Widodo, Edi Wahyu; Huda, Samsul; Pamenang, M. Unggul; Roziqin, M. Choirur; W., Andri Permana; Sukaridhoto, Stritusta; Pramadihanto, Dadet
EMITTER International Journal of Engineering Technology Vol 4, No 1 (2016)
Publisher : Politeknik Elektronika Negeri Surabaya (PENS)

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HPC (High Performance Computing) has become more popular in the last few years. With the benefits on high computational power, HPC has impact on industry, scientific research and educational activities. Implementing HPC as a curriculum in universities could be consuming a lot of resources because well-known HPC system are using Personal Computer or Server. By using PC as the practical moduls it is need great resources and spaces.  This paper presents an innovative high performance computing cluster system to support education learning activities in HPC course with small size, low cost, and yet powerful enough. In recent years, High Performance computing usually implanted in cluster computing and require high specification computer and expensive cost. It is not efficient applying High Performance Computing in Educational research activiry such as learning in Class. Therefore, our proposed system is created with inexpensive component by using Embedded System to make High Performance Computing applicable for leaning in the class. Students involved in the construction of embedded system, built clusters from basic embedded and network components, do benchmark performance, and implement simple parallel case using the cluster.  In this research we performed evaluation of embedded systems comparing with i5 PC, the results of our embedded system performance of NAS benchmark are similar with i5 PCs. We also conducted surveys about student learning satisfaction that with embedded system students are able to learn about HPC from building the system until making an application that use HPC system.