Richard Bucker

Tiny Mini Micro Clusters

Posted at — Jul 21, 2020

This video caught my attention because clusters are a favorite hobby.

I’ve written and deleted this post several times because I’ve been trying to develop a convincing POV. In the end I think you’ll have to experience it for yourself. But take my opinion for what it’s worth:

Having a fleet of micro PCs generating heat for it’s own sake has it’s own cost and no advantage. Especially with free ESXi available.


One reason I deployed Chromebooks in my house is because the cost of protecting all that data and having to maintain all those machines was higher than I wanted. Every time I open my Macbook I have to do an update.