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“Disrupt” product launch in new avenues

Every founder and entrepreneur is obsessed with the word “disrupt”. But in reality, only a few manage to hit the mark.

New product launch disruption can be categorized by various parameters. A critical point is the track record of the campaign on crowdfunding platforms.

Recently, the campaign for a product launch on Kickstarter received such a response that its servers couldn’t process all incoming transactions for a good 20 minutes.

Thanks to the global community of IT professionals and enthusiasts waiting halfway around the world to pre-order, the launch of the Turing Pi 2 cluster computer on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform‘ was a great success.

And here’s why – The Turing Pi 2 is a cluster board that brings multiple compute modules together in a cluster server. Users get a working device, just like cloud servers. But only compact, silent and energy-efficient versions.

It’s a perfect balance of productivity, applicability and convenience. It supports Raspberry Pi CM4 compute modules, Turing RK1 for general computing, and Nvidia Jetson boards for machine learning.

It has GPU-powered applications, among many other game-changing features, and limited use cases only where the imagination can stretch.

So why the Turing Pi 2 so hype?

Picture: Kickstarter

The Turing Pi 2 is a cluster card that brings together several computing modules in a cluster server.

You get a device that is functionally identical to cloud servers, but compact, quiet, and energy efficient. It’s a perfect balance of productivity, applicability and convenience.

It supports Raspberry Pi CM4 and Turing RK1 compute modules for general computing and Nvidia Jetson boards for machine learning and GPU-powered applications.

To expand the functionality of raw compute modules, the Turing Pi 2 provides HDMI, USB, SATA, Ethernet, DSI, and mPCIe connectivity.

Its mini ITX form factor allows it to fit in conventional rack mounts and enclosures, and any desktop power supply can be used to power it.

It also has an integrated management controller with open-source firmware that makes cluster configuration and management a seamless experience.

All these features make the Turing Pi 2 an excellent choice for various applications.

This includes edge computing, homelab, self-hosting cloud applications, home and business automation, education and prototyping, software deployment, blockchain node hosting, broadcast and multimedia processing and machine learning at the edge.

As the campaign suggests, “use cases are limited only by your needs and your imagination.”

With the Turing Pi 2 board selling for $219 and the Raspberry Pi CM4s selling for $25, each cluster becomes a dream device for all the aforementioned tasks.

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Picture: Kickstarter

This is where Turing Pi’s third Kickstarter campaign goal changes the game.

When will it come out?

The new Turing Pi RK1 Compute Modules are due out later this year.

They will be equipped with the highly productive 8-core ARM Rockchip RK3588 processors. It also has a superb 32GB of RAM per module to 128GB per 4-unit Turing Pi 2 configuration.

With the combined strengths of highly productive compute modules + Turing Pi 2 infrastructure, it can become the new on-demand solution of energy-efficient and easily scalable ARM servers.

No wonder everyone is so excited!

When can we order it?

Shipping of pre-ordered Turing Pi 2 boards begins in September 2022. The new RK1 Compute Modules, according to announcements, will be available in 2023.

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