Mixtile Blade 3

A stackable, high-performance, Rockchip RK3588 single-board computer in a Pico-ITX form factor

Sep 26, 2023

Project update 14 of 15

Cluster Box Progress and Shipping Date

by Candice Z

We want to start by expressing our heartfelt gratitude for your support. We understand that you’ve been eagerly anticipating the delivery of your Cluster Box units, and we are thrilled to share the latest developments and an update on the shipping date.

Exciting Design & Functionality Enhancements

We have been working diligently to optimize the design of the Mixtile Cluster Box. Our attention to detail has resulted in a neat, compact system that includes features such as a captive-screw design that allows for easy hand disassembly without the need for tools.

Our Cluster Box also features a state-of-the-art backplane, powered by the ASM2824 PCIe packet switch, that enables flawless connectivity among Blade 3 boards. With four downstream ports configured as PCIe 3.0 ×4, you can rely on the backplane to ensure continuous, reliable data transmission. You can also expand the available storage capacity by connecting your Blade 3 boards to the Cluster Box’s chassis via the U.2 interface. Four NVMe M.2 M-Key slots support PCIe 3.0 ×2 and are fully compatible with NVMe SSDs. Finally, to ensure optimal performance, our Cluster Box is equipped with two internal, 60-mm fans. These fans provide efficient cooling to help maintain stability despite computationally demanding tasks and extended usage.

Software Packages and Benchmark

Currently, we are optimizing the software package for Cluster Box performance testing and intend to benchmark the performance to ensure a seamless user experience. While these tasks are going well, they take extra time to complete flawlessly.

Estimated Shipping Date

Sample units for Cluster Box are now ready. We will arrange immediate shipments when the firmware is flashed onto these units. We prioritize providing you with a Cluster Box that both meets and exceeds your expectations. We sincerely apologize again for the delay in shipment. The estimated shipping date will be early October. Please be assured that we are doing everything within our power to expedite this process without compromising the quality of your Cluster Box units.

Feedback and Technical Support

Some backers who exclusively purchased Blade 3 boards have received your shipments. We highly value your feedback and warmly invite you to share your thoughts and suggestions. You will have a chance to win a Blade 3 Case as a token of gratitude. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at support@mixtile.com or join our Mixtile Community and Facebook Group.

We will keep you updated with any further developments. Thanks for your support.

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