raspberry pie Clusters are a popular way to explore parallel computing. They are an inexpensive and powerful way to run web servers, Pi-holes, backup systems, and other server-like applications at the same time.However, usually, multiple boards are placed on the same Custom case And connected via Ethernet. This crowdfunding event The difference is that it is designed to connect the Pi board to a carrier board that fits a standard PC case. This event is also different from traditional crowdfunding activities. Supporters will not receive the final product, but will receive instructions for their own construction.
The fruit of the imagination of Dutch PCB engineers Jonathan Groneveld, This carrier board requires multiple Raspberry Pi Computing Module 4 plate. It comes in three sizes: ITX, ATX and E-ATX, of which ITX can hold four CM4s (crazy, he doesn’t seem to mention how many CMs a larger motherboard will hold), and one of them has M.2 Port, used to add storage. The finished board will be equipped with Gigabit Ethernet, with a set of five USB ports on its rear edge (two for the controller board, each for “workers”), plus USB-C for power supply and one HDMI port. Groeneveld is also writing its own software to manage the cluster.
One of the weird things about this Kickstarter campaign is that if you support it and it succeeds, you won’t get a board of directors through a post. If you are prepared to pay $125, then you will get digital schematics and design files, you only need to commission the construction of the circuit board yourself, and the lack of tangible products may highlight the performance of this activity. At the time of writing, the campaign has 28 days to run and only raised $7 of the $14,500 goal. Very little funding may prevent the project from achieving its goals.
Please keep in mind that crowdfunding projects do not guarantee the receipt of finished products. Supporting crowdfunding projects is similar to investing, you believe in the project and hope it succeeds. You are not buying a retail product.