The ClusterHAT is one of the most innovative clusters to come along in many years. It’s very compact, uses a very small amount of power, runs Linux, and is fairly inexpensive (around $100 for the entire system).

Although it is obviously not designed to be a speed demon, you can use it to learn about common cluster tools and clustering and how to write parallel and distributed software. The ClusterHAT cluster can run Singularity and Docker containers, including resource managers. In a classroom, each student could have a small ClusterHAT cluster on which to run real applications, including AI.

The ClusterHAT is one of the coolest HPC pieces of hardware to come out in a long time.