Raspberry Pi cluster boards / solutions pop-up from time to time. But so far, I think we’ve seen only one based on Raspberry Pi CM4 modules with the upcoming Turing Pi 2 mini-ITX cluster board supporting four of those.
TECHBASE has now unveiled a different kind of Raspberry Pi CM4 cluster with ClusBerry 9500-CM4 integrating up to eight Raspberry Pi Computer Module 4 in a DIN-Rail housing for industrial applications.
ClusBerry 9500-CM4 is designed to be customizable with a choice of Raspberry Pi CM4 based modules and I/O cards:
- Standard 9500-CM4 cluster module with Compute Module 4 and a selection of configuration that include:
- I/O Controller with DI, DO, AI, 1-Wire, RS-232/485 and CAN interfaces
- Communication Gateway with up to 2x Ethernet, serial ports, wireless connectivity: LTE-cat.M1, 4G, 5G, LoRa, ZigBee, Z-Wave, Wireless M-Bus
- AI Gateway with Coral Edge TPU via PCIe M.2, or up to 4x Coral Edge TPU via USB3.0
- NAS File Server RPI CM4 module with 2x SSD SATA III and RAID support
- USB3.0 Hub RPI CM4 module
- Gigabit LAN/WAN Router RPI CM4 with additional 2.5GbE network card as an independent switch/router shielded from the mainboard cluster network
- SuperCap / Power management module for backup power supply (supercapacitors or Li-Ion battery) and ESP32 based sleep mode/power management
The company said the first prototypes are being developed, and customers wanting to get a solution based on ClusBerry 9500-CM4 should be able to obtain their chosen configuration(s) within two months depending on Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 supply, and the selected expansion cards. There’s no product page as yet, and more details may be found in the announcement.
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