Michael von Rüden founded the Pi-lab Project in 2019. He is Professor of Distributed Systems at the Computer Science Department at University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt. His teaching and research focuses on distributed systems, cloud computing, big data, DevOps and CI/CD.
After he completed his bachelor thesis evaluating the network boot capabilities of the Raspberry Pi 4 with a custom Linux based Yocto image. Max is now helping to develop the cluster as a scientific assistant. He is also working on getting his master degree at the faculty.
Sebastian evaluated the OpenNMS monitoring system with respect to the Pi-Lab Cluster. In particular, he set up the system and compared it to other well-known monitoring solutions like Prometheus.
In his thesis, Nils evaluated various monitorings solutions, like Prometheus, for the Pi-Lab Cluster. To do this, he carried out a requirements analysis in order to select the most suitable solution.
Marcel Feix wrote his master's thesis about 'debugging of software applications by analyzing network traffic in a distributed network'. The idea is to give students more inside of the communication within a distributed System. Bevor he was developing this tool he evaluated different Cluster Management and Deployment solutions.
In his bachelor thesis, Michael examined the possibilities of an automated cluster management using Formann. To this end, he tried to containerize Forman in Docker and manage the boot process of the Pi-Lab Cluster Cubes.
Paul has written his bachelor thesis about developing an entity management system for the proprietary Netgear Switches, that is used in the Pi-Lab cluster.
Timm studies interior design and is responsible for the design and production of the fancy Pi-Lab Cube cases.