SoQuartz Blade: Unleashing High-Performance Cluster Computing with Arm64

Cluster Computing with Arm64 SoQuartz Blade

Welcome to our blog post on cluster computing with Arm64 SoQuartz Blade! In recent years, there has been a growing interest in using Arm-based processors for high-performance computing (HPC) workloads. The Arm architecture, combined with the power and efficiency of SoQuartz Blade, provides an excellent platform for building and scaling cluster environments.

SoQuartz Blade Server

What is Arm64 SoQuartz Blade?

Arm64 SoQuartz Blade is a high-performance system-on-a-chip (SoC) designed specifically for HPC applications. It is based on the Armv8-A architecture and provides powerful processing capabilities with low power consumption, making it an ideal choice for cluster computing.

Benefits of Cluster Computing with Arm64

Cluster computing with Arm64 offers several advantages:

  • Performance: The Arm architecture has evolved significantly in recent years, delivering improved performance with each new generation. SoQuartz Blade takes advantage of these advancements, offering high computational power for demanding HPC workloads.
  • Power Efficiency: Arm-based processors are known for their energy efficiency. SoQuartz Blade leverages this efficiency to provide excellent performance-per-watt, reducing power consumption and operational costs.
  • Scalability: Clusters built with Arm64 can be easily scaled by adding more blades to the system. This scalability allows organizations to adapt to changing computational requirements and handle increasingly complex workloads.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Arm-based processors generally offer a more cost-effective solution compared to traditional x86-based architectures. The affordability of SoQuartz Blade makes it an attractive choice for organizations seeking high-performance computing on a budget.
  • Compatibility: Arm processors are supported by a wide range of software and tools, including popular HPC frameworks and libraries. This compatibility ensures that existing applications can be seamlessly ported or developed for Arm64 SoQuartz Blade clusters.

Use Cases for Arm64 Blade Cluster Computing

The combination of Arm64 Blade and cluster computing opens up possibilities across various domains, including:

  • Scientific Research: Arm64 Blade clusters can accelerate scientific simulations, data analysis, and modeling tasks, enabling researchers to make faster progress in their work.
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML): Arm-based clusters are well-suited for training and deploying AI and ML models. SoQuartz Blade’s performance and power efficiency make it an attractive choice for AI workloads.
  • Financial Services: Arm64 Blade clusters can be utilized for risk analysis, algorithmic trading, and other financial computations, providing faster insights and better decision-making capabilities.
  • Weather Forecasting: Arm-based clusters can process large-scale weather data in real-time, enabling meteorologists to deliver more accurate forecasts and improve early warning systems.


Cluster computing with Arm64 SoQuartz Blade brings together the benefits of Arm-based architecture and the high-performance capabilities. It offers an efficient, scalable, and cost-effective solution for a wide range of HPC applications. As Arm processors continue to evolve, we can expect even greater performance and innovation in the world of cluster computing.

We hope you found this blog post informative. Feel free to share your thoughts and ask any questions in the comments section below!

Building A Sub 250g Carbon Fiber FPV Quadcopter

Most of you know that the FAA has stated that all multirotors that weigh more than 0.55 pounds must be registered in order to prevent fines upwards of $250,000. So there has been an increase in sub 250g Quadcopters and Tricopters. Well today we are gonna talk a little about my FPV Quadcopter and what they look like.

My personal FPV Racing Quadcopter that is under 250 grams!

The frame I chose for this build is an: LHI 210mm Carbon Fiber Frame : Overall I am very pleased with the quality of this frame, very sturdy and lightweight coming in at 70g with all the aluminum hardware. In the future I will be using my Flashforge Creator Pro to 3D print some much lighter spacers to replace the metal spacers that come with the LHI frame.

During this build all of the wiring was done in a minimalistic fashion, I would measure the wire bundles allowing just enough wire to go from A to B then add about an inch to allow for some slack.

How To Tune Your Quadcopter

Well first there are some things you need to check before you try to fly your quad for your first time.

Remember when working with your Quadcopter to always make sure you remove the blades before you do any work.

Number one. You need to make sure all of your wiring is correct. That means checking all your soldering work and crimps to make sure there are no loose connections. Once you have double checked your wiring and are sure you have no loose wires, the next step is to set all of your Gyro Pots to 50%.

Then you will want to power up your quad by plugging in the battery. Once your quad has gone through its startup procedure you can now try to arm you board. When your board is correctly armed a small blue led will turn solid blue indicating that you have successfully armed your KK board. Once your board has been armed you can test the direction of the gyros as well as the rotation of the 4 motors.

The steps to test if your motors are spinning correctly are as follows.
(this procedure may vary between different Flight Control Boards)

1. Make sure you have no props mounted (For Safety)
2. Turn on your transmitter first
3. Plug your battery into your Quadcopter
4. Arm the Flight Control Board
5. Apply only 25% throttle and check the rotation of each motor (see diagram for motor direction)

The steps to test your gyro direction are as follows.

1. Make sure you have no props mounted (For Safety)
2. With the throttle at 25% pick up the Quadcopter and check that the gyros are working correctly
3. If you tilt the aircraft forward the front motors should speed up and if you tilt in reverse the back motors should speed up. (you can use tape or a zip tie mounted on the motor shaft to check direction)

4. If you tilt the aircraft to the left the left motors should speed up
5. If you tilt the aircraft to the right the right motors should speed up