Introduction to Single Board Computers and Raspberry Pi
We will start our exciting journey of exploration into the scientific domain of supercomputing and scientific programming with Raspberry Pi. But for us to begin the journey, we must be comfortable with the basics of the single board computers and Raspberry Pi. In this chapter, we will study the definition, history, and philosophy behind single board computers. We will first compare it with a regular computer. We will then move on to the most popular and best-selling single board computer of all time, the Raspberry Pi. By the end of this chapter, readers will have adequate knowledge to set up their own Raspberry Pi independently. This chapter aims to make the readers comfortable with the very basic concepts of single board computers and the setup of the Raspberry Pi.