Turing Machines Releases New Server Rack

By Perry Cohen

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

April 22, 2020

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Turing Machines announced the release of the Turing Pi, a mini ITX size motherboard that was developed to run up to seven computer in one cluster.

Turing Machines announced the release of the Turing Pi, a mini ITX size motherboard that was developed to run up to seven computer in one cluster. The server rack is smaller in size than A4 paper and was designed to support a cloud-native stack.

According to the company, supports Raspberry Pi compute modules and has 1 Gbps network, multiple I/O, and features like nodes power management via an I2C bus. Its main purpose is to host cloud-native apps locally or at the edge.

“The concept of a cluster board is similar to a PC motherboard, but with Ethernet instead of a PCI bus,” said the founder of Turing Machines Constantin Alexandrov, in a press release. “Rather than using just one processor, the cluster board can combine multiple processors and multiple types of processors. As an example, general-purpose compute modules can work in tandem with machine learning modules. This heterogeneous approach could open a wider adaptation of machine learning applications at the edge.”

Additional features of Turin Pi include the following:

  • 1 Gbps onboard switch
  • GbE port
  • HDMI port
  • Eight USB ports
  • Audio jack
  • Works either from ATX or 12V power supply
  • 40-pin GPIO per cluster node
  • MicroSD slot

For more information, visit https://turingpi.com/

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Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation, podcast production, and social media efforts. Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including KTAR.com (Phoenix), ArizonaSports.com (Phoenix), AZFamily.com, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university.

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