Turing Machines Inc. has finally opened preorders for the last $1000-unit run of its mini ITX cluster boards after a while of being sold in the market.
The Mini-ITX form factor board simply referred to as “Turing Pi”, is a compact solution that leverages the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. The Turing Pi board clusters 7x GbE-switched Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 (CM3) modules, each with its own 40-pin GPIO, microSD slot, and empty eMMC slot.
The Turing Pi cluster board has the same specs as the original $128 model except that it doesn’t have the dual MIPI-CSI connectors and MIPI-DSI interface. The Turing Pi comes packed with a Gigabit Ethernet switch to cluster the 7x CM3s, an HDMI port, an audio jack, and 8x USB ports. The board can be powered either through a 4-pin ATX power connector or from a standard 12V-20V DC jack. The built-in Gigabit network backplane saves you the stress of having to use a separate network switch.
The cluster board can handle up to 7 compute modules at a time and work with any number of nodes, meaning you can start with a couple of nodes and scale when needed. Each node is a unique IP address and a limited 100 Mbps USB speed.
The Turing Pi is geared for applications that support the Kubernetes software ecosystem, Docker and machine learning TensorFlow and Caffe. There’s also support for Mxnet, Jupyter Notebook, and OPENFAAS serverless stacks.
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