peteforde wrote:I run a project that uses a large number of v2 B Pis and since the v3 was announced it has become more and more difficult to acquire Pi 2s in any volume. This is exceptionally frustrating for those of us who rely on a stable feature set and power consumption characteristics.
What is my best option to locate about 300 Pi 2 Model Bs at this point?
I thought that the Raspberry was mostly about education, not so much being a stable supplier in large quantities for industrial applications, for which the odroid, beaglebone, orangepi, and others might be better matches? (The exception being the compute module which is for industrial applications).
[Edit: removed two lines referring to a crowdfunding campaign, as the Foundation does not support it.]
However, for your immediate needs please note that you can buy a Raspberry Pi compute module, which is supported for manufacturers, today
, in the quantity you request. The two main distributors are RS and Farnell
Raspberry Pi Compute Module from RS, available today in the quantity you require
http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/processor ... s/8268825/
- Raspberry Pi Compute Module (board only)
- RS Stock No.826-8825
- 5613 In stock
for FREE next working day delivery
- Price: £17.97
Apparently you could have 5613 of these tomorrow.
Raspberry Pi Compute module from Farnell, available today in the quantity you require:
http://uk.farnell.com/raspberry-pi/rpi- ... dp/2427122
3,734 in stock for next day delivery (Liege stock)
20,072 in stock for next day delivery (UK stock)
If you require "a stable feature set and power consumption characteristics" as well as ongoing support in industrial applications, that is what you want. You could have thousands of them tomorrow.