ODROID home media server

ODROID-XU4 Home Server

Back in December 2017, I rebuilt my Odroid XU4 home media server (https://goo.gl/6tT6rt) because I was having some issues with the previous setup. Unfortunately, that rebuild was not focusing on aesthetics or cable management, just functionality, because I needed the server up and running and did not care how it  ▶


Home Assistant: A DIY Smart Light Project

Ever since I started working with Home Assistant and automating various things around the house I wanted to have a way to control the lights. I looked at smart light bulbs, like Philips Hue, but they are expensive. Also, most solutions use proprietary protocols or cloud services which may leak personal data, or might stop working in the future leaving you with expensive paperweights. The solution: Sonoff wifi switches built by Itead in conjunction with ODROIDs  ▶


ODROID-XU4 Cluster

In the past few years, the topics of big data and data science have grown into mainstream prominence across countless industries. No longer are high tech companies in Silicon Valley the sole purveyors of topics like Hadoop, logistic regression, and machine learning. Being familiar with big data technologies is becoming  ▶


Getting Started With OpenCL: Using The ODROID-XU4

While I tested OpenGL ES with tools like glmark2-es2 and es2gears, as well as WebGL demos in Chromium, I did not test OpenCL, since I’m not that familiar with it, except it’s used for GPGPU (General Purpose GPU) to accelerate tasks like image/audio processing. That was a good excuse to  ▶

crypto-currency mining

Prospectors, Miners and 49er’s – Part 3: Operation and Maintenance of Crypto-Currency Mining Systems

In the last two articles for the Prospectors, Miners and 49er’s series, I introduced dual CPU/GPU Mining with sgminer-arm-5.5.6-RC and briefly examined system thermal trends and GPU tuning. In this third article, we’ll take a look at the broader operational issues of crypto-currency mining and its system and maintenance ramifications,  ▶