I recently applied for a larger loan, but have since raised $4550 on my own, so I am looking for the remaining bit ($1200) for my project described below:
I do applied research in computational fluid dynamics and other forms of modeling and am looking to build my own mini-cluster computer for parallel computing (48-64 cores). I actively use large clusters for modeling, but often get requests from private clients for smaller projects, which I'm allowed to do in my private capacity, provided I use my own resources and declare the work (not an issue). I'm looking for some capital to build such a cluster to run from home. I am able to pay this loan comfortably from my salary.