The Raspberry Pi 4 is a versatile SBC that requires active cooling to maximize its potential. There are several options to combine several Raspberry Pi units, the latest one is CloverPI. Manufactured by IPTerra, the Clover PI has four 40-pin GPIO connectors for connecting four Raspberry Pi units.
CloverPI is actually the 4th edition and is properly called CloverPI 1.4. The board also has four 6-pin Ethernet connectors, one Gigabit Ethernet port, and two power connectors. It’s unclear why IPTerra needed two power connectors instead of one. CloverPI 1.4 also has a 5-port Ethernet switch.
CloverPi (Raspberry Pi cluster) features
- Backplane compatible with any Raspberry Pis containing the standardized GPIO pins
- Integrated power for four raspberry pies
- Individual power switches for each raspberry pi
- Individually addressable RGB LED for each raspberry pi
- Link light for Network for each raspberry pi
- Network header for each raspberry pi
- 5 Port gigabit switch: four ports for raspberry Pi’s one for uplink
Industrial use of Raspberry Pi 4
A year ago, TECHBASE released an updated version of the ModBerry M500 industrial IoT computer, replacing the aging Raspberry Pi 3 with a 3B+, giving it better performance. With the recent launch of the Raspberry Pi 4, TECHBASE has yet again, announced another upgrade to the M500, which now packs the latest single-board computer.
Over 10 million Raspberry Pi’s have been sold and the Raspberry Pi is likely to stay as a new standard in the industry. Official Raspbian OS is free operating system based on Linux Debian optimized for the Raspberry Pi comes with over 35,000 packages, pre-compiled software bundled in a nice format for easy installation. ModBerry devices are compatible with Raspberry Pi accessories, supported by Raspberry Pi Foundation. ModBerry M500 now with Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ / Raspberry Pi 4 Model B support.