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  • Federico Lucifredi

    Federico Lucifredi

    Federico Lucifredi is the Product Management Director for Ceph Storage at Red Hat and the co-author of O'Reilly's "Peccary Book" on AWS System Administration. Previously, he was the Ubuntu Server product manager at Canonical, where he oversaw a broad portfolio and the rise of Ubuntu Server to the rank of most popular OS on Amazon AWS. A software engineer-turned-manager at the Novell corporation, he was part of the SUSE Linux team, overseeing the update lifecycle and delivery stack of a $150 million maintenance business. A CIO and a network software architect at advanced technology and embedded Linux startups, Federico was also a lecturer for over 200 students in Boston University's graduate and undergraduate programs, and simultaneously a consultant for MIT implementing fluid-dynamics simulations in Java. He is a frequent speaker at user group and conference events, notably the Linux Foundation's Open Source Summit, the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, The OpenStack Summit, All Things Open, Kubecon, DEF CON, LinuxWorld, and the leading SCALE and LCA Community conferences. Federico is a recognized expert in computing performance issues and consults with Standard and Poor's clients in Free and Open Source Software technical and strategic issues. He participated in the FSF’s GPL v3 drafting process in the large corporation panel, and maintained the man suite, the primary documentation-delivery tool under Linux. Federico is a graduate of Boston College and Harvard University, and holds an ACE from MIT's Sloan School. His writing has been published on Linux Journal and Linux Magazine, he pens the recurring "Performance Tuning Dojo" column for Admin Magazine and writes for O'Reilly Media on topics ranging from Cloud Computing to Open Hardware. Specialties: All around technical, with an interest in complex, low level problems. I care deeply about my team and enjoy building the orchestra as much as directing it.


Federico discusses what is required to integrate clusters of ARM SBCs, with a focus on Raspberry PI units due to their popularity, the software integration necessary to make them practical, what plumbing is necessary to easily configure nodes, and how to issue commands for cluster management. From the initial spotlight on cluster operations we transition to practical use, and briefly look at how parallel computing is utilized to solve numerical problems and how to code and run numerical workloads using the MPI interface. This is a live tutorial with a running cluster (or two!), and is meant to be an introduction for those new to Linux clustering.