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February 3, 2015 AT 11:00 am

Raspberry Pi vs. BeagleBone Black: Performance #BeagleBoneBlack @TXInstruments @BeagleBoardOrg

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Rachel Gibbs compares the performance of the Raspberry Pi and the BeagleBone Black.

Quite a few Single Board Computers have made it to market and are gaining popularity with makers everywhere. Two of the biggest players in this space are the Raspberry Pi and the Beaglebone Black. Both advertise their various advantages, with the Raspberry Pi focusing on ease and educational use and the Beaglebone offering more centralized flexibility at the price of a higher learning curve. That being said, both SBCs are amazing pieces of hardware!

I thought that it might be a neat experiment to do a basic comparison of the Raspberry Pi versus the Beaglebone Black by looking at CPU performance while running a simple script. You may have seen my previous post on monitoring the computer performance – I simply ran this script for a little bit before starting my “stress test” script so that I could see average CPU usage before, during, and after the stress test.

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