A small Raspberry Pi rackmount center.

The Raspberry Pi: A Rack Mount Solution

Raspberry Pis are a single board computer with an open-source hardware design. What this means is that not only is the Raspberry Pi capable of doing everything a home computer can, albeit at a much smaller scale, their open-source chip design means that anyone can make their own raspberry Pi if they feel so compelled.

A Raspberry Pi 3, photo courtesy RaspberryPi.org

The Raspberry Pi runs on USB power, in a package about the size of a box of mints. Having such a small, affordable platform makes for an incredibly scalable chip design, and one that’s low on power consumption and easy on the wallet. Being such a modular design, they are a popular solution for part-time Bitcoin mining as well as running server clusters, but hobbyist and professional.

Running on USB power, the Raspberry Pi comes in a package about the size of a box of mints. Having such a small, affordable platform makes for an incredibly scalable chip design, and one that’s low on power consumption and easy on the wallet. Being such a modular design, they are a popular solution for part-time Bitcoin mining as well as running server clusters.

Scaling up a computing center is a major logistical undertaking, and one that is well handled with the standard rack mount platform. Rack mounted servers are an enterprise standard, used everywhere from larger scale home entertainment centers, all the way up through Apple, Google, and Amazon’s datacenters. Server racks help manage the power, data, and cooling needed for computers in these large collections, and provide a modular platform for connecting them all together.

The Megafly Raspberry Pi rack mount system is designed to meet this need. Storing 12 raspberry pis on hot-swappable trays, this system allows for a budget-friendly mounting system that will look at home in any server rack. The rack mount system allows the Pi to be securely attached to a base plate with screws, while still allowing for access to the three sides of the Pi that have data ports on them.

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