In this first part, I will explain how and why I selected the various hardware (computer, storage, networking, etc.) to build my home cluster.
First we will compare the specs from the MinnowBoard with those of the Raspberry Pi 2. Then we will see the different available storage media on Single Board Computers, with a few explanations and benchmarks that made. Then I will show what network and rack setup I chose, and finally we will sum up all these component prices to see what was the total cost of my mini-cluster !