Posts tagged with Raspberry Pi


In 2014 I watched new single-board-computers enter the market. Since I am very fond of the Raspberry Pi project and I am using RPi for quite some time, I am now curious how it compares to the B+ model. I am currently looking for a suitable platform to be used as a base station for my home automation project. I wouldn't call this a server since this term is in most cases used for different hardware. In this context reliability, cost of operation running 24/7, ease of use are the most important factors for me. I am going to write a series of blog posts on benchmarks of the different models in this context.

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I am using Mosquitto as a MQTT broker for my home automation infrastructure. I run Mosquitto inside a Docker container on Raspberry Pi. I have been recommending this approach in the past since I think it is a great idea. During some discussion some of you raised concerns whether Raspberry Pi is capable of reliably running Mosquitto or if Docker is going to eat up all the little resources the RPi has. I decided to run some tests and measurements to back my arguments pro RPi / Docker.

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