Hello to everyone
As this is my first post on this site, my congratulations to the creators of the R-Pi for a great conception. Actually, the word "great" appears to be an understatement, but it will have to do for now, as I believe that there is some room for further improvement. And this brings me to the question I would like to ask the developers. However, since 42 pages of topics have already been posted, if someone else has brought up the same question before, my apologies & please refer me to the right topic. So, here goes
Would it be a good idea to look into the possibility of having several Pi-s working in parallel to one another, say by making it possible for them to dock on a platform (to be created) in a way similar to the way the PCI cards dock on a PC mainboard ?? And, to take the whole idea even further down that path, to make such platforms connect to one another, forming co-operating clusters of Pi-s ??? That would really boost the capabilities of the Pi-s by applying on them the principles of Parallel Programming (= OpenCL), if more computing power is required by some applications , say in engineering, at a remarkably low power consumption and price.
Even further down the road, the same idea could be materialized wirelessly, turning a bunch of PI-s into a distributed system, where adding new or removing existent PI-s would add or subtract "nodes to the ring", so to speak...but that is almost science fiction at this point, i suspect.
Thank you aforehand for your time