I see a lot of media hype surrounding Raspberry Pi Compute Units circa April 2014, but to my surprise, I can find no websites (even Ada Fruit) that actually sell them.

Additionally, because I can't find anyone that's selling them, I can't find basic info about them beyond what that high-level, lofty article announces. What processor(s) are running on the Compute Unit? What are its other hardware specs?

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    seems that in 2016 these have been discontinued and are now being scalped. – YetAnotherRandomUser Apr 5 '16 at 3:00
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    Note that of 2017 , the Compute Module 3 exists. The original CM might've become rare because of that. – flakeshake Sep 10 '17 at 11:31

You're not finding anything because you're searching for "Raspberry Pi Compute Units". They're not called that in the article you linked, or anywhere else.

You need to search for "Raspberry Pi Compute Modules". You should get hits for Newark/Element 14, etc., and you'll also find them on Adafruit using that search term.

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  • Thanks @goldilocks (+1) - but still not seeing anything on hardware specs besides the electrical schematic. I see its an ARM processor, but what size/speed? Thanks again! – smeeb Jan 19 '15 at 19:36
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    @smeeb Exact same spaces as the Pi Model B - just in a different form-factor. The SOC is the exact same between the Pi and the Compute Module AFAIK. Here's a link to Broadcom's page for the BCM285 SoC. – RPiAwesomeness Jan 19 '15 at 19:41
  • @smeeb Np :) Just helping expand on the answer. – RPiAwesomeness Jan 19 '15 at 20:09

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