[erlang-questions] Erlang on a Raspberry Pi for DFW Erlang User Group

Anthony Esposito tony.m.esposito@REDACTED
Tue Jun 16 17:45:05 CEST 2015

Hi Steven,

This is a great idea! Let me know how much interest this gets in your group
as I may need to steal :)

The obvious thing that springs to mind is what ESL did here:
https://twitter.com/joeerl/status/609251466835021824 and presented at EUC.

Six of the nodes are running RIAK and two running plain Erlang nodes. Then
they were able to demo Wombat and present amazing information on nodes in
the cluster. Or rather, present it amazingly well!

I like this setup because it puts across the distributed nature of the
application and provides a visual representation of the individual nodes.
It's much cleaner than a room full of PCs and more appealing than VMs.

I think whatever you do with this it needs to interact with something
rather physical to be more impressionable and bring more attention to
Erlang. Despite how simple the programming might be for you it shows really


On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 10:19 AM Steven Proctor <steven.proctor@REDACTED>

> Hey all,
> I am going to be showing off Erlang (Elixir and LFE as well) running on a
> Raspberry Pi at our next DFW Erlang User Group (
> http://www.meetup.com/DFW-Erlang-User-Group/events/222986865/).
> My question for everyone here is if you have seen or played with any good
> projects that make an impressive demo for what the Erlang VM can do on a
> Raspberry Pi.
> Part of the goal is to show how lightweight processes are on the Erlang
> VM; I have heard mention of ~1 Million processes on a Pi, and was hoping to
> show something somewhat mind blowing to people who haven't seen it on a Pi,
> or just getting into Erlang.
> I have some basic ideas of some simple stuff to show off, but I would love
> to hear what you have done with Erlang and a Raspberry Pi.
> Thanks!
> --Proctor
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