Htm.core on RaspberryPi4 + 64 bit Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS

Hello, everyone.

Thanks to @Paul_Lamb’s post, I was able to install NuPIC on my RaspberryPi4.

I want to use the HTM system in Python3. So, I installed htm.core on my RaspberryPi4.


This post is how to install htm.core on RaspberryPi4.

Preinstalled Image Download and Burn

To use the full 64Bit Ubuntu with RasberryPi4, this blog post is a good reference.

Download the unofficial 64Bit Ubuntu18.04 image from this link.

Burn the .img file using your favorite program. I use BalenaEtcher. I burned it to a 32GB SD card.

You can use almost all of the features in UbuntuDesktop.But you can’t connect to Ethanet Network, refer to this blog post and add the following file.

$ cd /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d

$ sudo touch 10-globally-managed-devices.conf

$ sudo service network-manager restart

Install htm.core

Clone and install the official repository. htm-community/htm.core

the environment variables for ARM64

Define the environment variables for ARM64.


Define the environment variable export ARCHFLAGS="-arch arm64" in .bashrcfile.

export ARCHFLAGS="-arch arm64"

And then reboot after the update.

$ sudo apt update

$ sudo reboot

Installing cmake with PyPI

If you don’t use cmake in python3, you will get an error.

sudo python3 -m pip install cmake>=3.10 installation error.

sudo apt install python3-cmake build error.

See the stackoverflow post to install scikit-build before installing cmake.

$ sudo pip3 install scikit-build

$ sudo pip3 install cmake

install time about 40min. :coffee:

Installing C++ compiler

Install clang as a C++ compiler. (g++ is already installed.)

$ sudo apt install clang

Python build

You will build htm.core using Python3. To reduce memory consumption of RaspberryPi4, build it over an ssh connection instead of a desktop environment.

$ cd ~

$ git clone

$ cd htm.core

$ sudo python3 install

build & make & install time about 1H. :coffee:

Once you have htm.core installed, test it out. (Install numpy, etc., before testing.)

$ python3

>>> import htm

>>> import htm.bindings

>>> exit()

$ sudo pip3 install mock

$ sudo pip3 install hexy

$ sudo pip3 install numpy

$ sudo python3 test

Install matplotlib

Install matplotlib to run the examples.

sudo apt install python3-matplotlib installation error.

$ sudo apt install libfreetype6-dev pkg-config

$ sudo pip3 install matplotlib

ARM64 program execution speed

I compared the speed at which a desktop PC and Raspberrypi4 run

  • Intel Core i5-8400 (Ubuntu18.04)


  • Arm Cortex-A72 ARMv8 64bit (Ubuntu18.04)


Thank you to everyone in the community.

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Hello, everyone.

I installed htm.core on my RaspberryPi4 + Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version

I used the Hot Gym app to detect a CPU temperature anomaly.


the installation of cmake-python-distributions is done as follows.( scikit-build/cmake-python-distributions)

$ sudo pip3 install scikit-build
$ sudo apt install cmake
$ git clone
$ cd cmake-python-distributions
$ sudo pip3 install -r requirements-dev.txt
$ sudo python3 bdist_wheel && ls dist

The advantage of the Raspberry Pi OS is the availability of GPIOs.

But there is one problem with using a 64-bit OS on a Raspberry Pi: :fire:CPU temperature is as high as 70 to 80 degrees.Fan is a must!


I would like to make a HTM system using Raspberry pi sensors.

Thanks to the community.


Thank you for your post and I’ve sucessfully installed NuPiC on my RPi4.

Are you able to run swarm on your Pi with Ubuntu 18.04?

Hello, @Vera

It seems that it is possible to implement a cluster environment using Docker swarm.

Sorry. I have not tried that implementation.

wait, I don’t know much about this lib, but how is the ARM chip crushing i5??

ARM is ~8 times slower. 0.37ms vs 0.045ms

It isn’t.

That said, there is a huge benefit in being able to run HTM on a small inexpensive device that is widely available and easy to use for DIY electronics projects. I predict that as HTM advances further in the SMI arena, we’ll see a lot of interesting HTM projects involving the Pi.

ahh, my bad