The Raspberry Pi was originally designed to provide a low cost solution to all lovers of programming (including students). With the passage of time, a strong community around this little device has grown so as to transform the minicomputer into an object of worship. The board is inexpensive, efficient and massively supported with millions of modules sold all over the planet.
Now the maker of Raspberry Pi has introduced a different model aimed at advanced developers, business and industrial environments. The Raspberry Pi Compute Module is a version with exactly the same hardware as the original Raspberry Pi, but comes with DDR2 SODIMM format.