With the constant expansion of the internet into all aspects of the current digital era, a massive amount of personal information is being generated and collected at an unprecedented rate. It’s time to reevalute how cloud computing intrudes on personal privacy. Meet ZimaBlade.
ZimaBlade is an x86 personal server designed for local execution and control of everything from file sharing and media playback, to key management and encrypted P2P transmission. Gigabit Ethernet connectivity ensures uninterrupted network access, while PCIe slots, SATA ports, and USB ports offer endless expansion options. A rugged, custom enclosure keeps everything safe and looking great.
Note: The white PCB shown is an engineering prototype and is for evaluation only; the final version of the PCB will be black.
A custom, three-piece enclosure keeps ZimaBlade protected and stylish. An opaque frame of injection-molded polycarbonate allows access to all ports at both ends and serves as a rugged frame. A transparent top plate of injection-molded polycarbonate simultaneously protects and shows off the mainboard. A bottom plate of machined aluminum alloy thermally couples to the mainboard’s processor to dissipate heat for silent, fan-free operation. Four black silicone non-slip feet keep your ZimaBlade steady.
Clockwise from upper left: injection-molded opaque polycarbonate frame, injection-molded transparent polycarbonate top shell, machined aluminum allow bottom plate and heatsink, and ZimaBlade mainboard
The quad-core (7700) version of ZimaBlade was used in the benchmarks below.
|Passmark CPU Mark||2238 points|
|Geekbench 4 Single-core||1412 points|
|Geekbench 4 Multi-core||3944 points|
|Watt Ratio||394 PTS/W|
With ZimaBlade’s dual SATA 3 ports and PCIe slots, you can create a personal NAS with up to 154 TB of storage to backup and access your most important files over either Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
Get Auto-GPT up and running with a single click. Ever want to automate news tracking, more easily control your smart home, or train a digital social media assistant? With ZimaBlade, you can, and maintain full control.
From your favorite movies to hi-res music, ZimaBlade can stream everything you need, wherever you are. Because it’s your server, there are no subscriptions or fees.
Enjoy ZimaBlade’s ultimate retro gaming experience and relive the best of 20th century games. ZimaBlade brings endless hours of nostalgic fun right to your fingertips!
ZimaBlade comes pre-installed with the open source CasaOS operating system, a human-friendly home automation OS that runs on a wide range of hardware. Setting up and managing your home server is a snap with CasaOS’s point-and-click installation of 50+ Docker apps (plus over 100,000 other Docker apps), elegant drive management, and intuitive status reports.
CasaOS is our commitment to our global open source community of developers and users. The CasaOS GitHub repository has over 12,000 stars and our Discord server has over 12,000 members. Join us!
Have peace of mind knowing your data is consistently up to date across all your devices. No fear of a local system failure or data loss. Quick synchronization ensures your files and documents are backed up and protected.
Foster efficient teamwork by streamlining workflows and avoiding version conflicts. Provides you with the flexibility and convenience to stay productive. Seamless real-time collaboration with colleagues, clients, or friends, regardless of physical location.
Over 20 pre-installed apps and 50+ community-verified apps offer a diverse range of categories, such as downloaders, entertainment, utilities, and more. A plethora of options to enhance your ZimaBlade’s functionality and cater to your specific needs.
In the spirit of our ZimaBoard series, ZimaBlade is a tool to protect digital freedom. We ditched traditional bulky shapes and redefined the standard for lightweight servers — low-power, elastic, modular, palm-sized, and multi-core. With modern distributed applications and AI, we can finally dream big with small servers.
Over the past few years, we have been working to build a complete hardware development process and supply chain from scratch. We have accumulated extensive experience in electronic component procurement, manufacturing, testing, transportation, quality control, and product design. The first generation ZimaBoard has shipped 30,000 units worldwide. All of this experience will be brought to bear on ZimaBlade. At a high level, our plan is:
After production, all ZimaBlade products will be shipped to Crowd Supply’s fulfillment partner, Mouser Electronics, which will deliver to backers worldwide. Additional information about Crowd Supply’s fulfillment service can be found in the Ordering, Paying, and Shipping section of their guide.
If any situation delays the estimated delivery time of ZimaBlade, we will promptly notify backers through project updates. In general, we face three categories of risk:
Without a doubt, the not-too-distant future holds a vision of humans and artiﬁcial intelligence living in symbiosis. As we venture forth into this advanced new world, our aspiration is to safeguard a pristine and unblemished realm, a utopia of sorts. Welcome the digital age with open arms and firmly uphold our data autonomy.
IceWhale is committed to exploring new social digital governance systems, providing safe and efﬁcient tools, and crafting practical long-term solutions for individuals and enterprises to meet their speciﬁc challenges. We attach great importance to the open-source spirit and keep our focus on powering the CasaOS community.
Many thanks to these contributors in the IceWhale community, above from left to right:
"Each model is a compact board that measures 107 x 80mm (4.2″ x 3.1″), making the little computer larger than a Raspberry Pi Model B, but smaller than most desktop PCs."
"The ZimaBlade board can be used to create a personal NAS, a self-hosted AI server based on Auto-GPT open-source project, a media server, a retro-gaming console, and whatever you may think of."
"ZimaBlade also features an aluminum alloy heatsink located underneath the board to effectively dissipate heat, ensuring optimal performance and temperature management for the device."
"Personal privacy in a small footprint that also harnesses enough power to manage your home server applications and other fun projects."
Produced by IceWhale Technology in Shanghai, China.
Sold and shipped by Crowd Supply.
Start your journey with a dual-core ZimaBlade, a USB Type-C cable, and a SATA cable.
Boost your power with a quad-core ZimaBlade, a USB Type-C cable, and a SATA cable.
Get serious with a quad-core ZimaBlade, 16 GB of DDR3L RAM, a 12 V / 3 A power adapter, a 4k @ 60 Hz Mini DisplayPort male to HDMI female cable, a USB Type-C cable, and a SATA cable.
Go big with this network-attached storage (NAS) kit, which includes a quad-core ZimaBlade, 16 GB of DDR3L RAM, a 12 V / 3 A power adapter, a 4k @ 60 Hz Mini DisplayPort male to HDMI female cable, a USB Type-C cable, and a SATA cable, a dual 3.5'' storage drive stand, and a special SATA Y-cable. Storage drives not included.
Build your own three-node cluster! This kit includes 3 x quad-core ZimaBlade, 3 x 16 GB of DDR3L RAM, 3 x 12 V / 3 A power adapter, 3 x USB Type-C cable, 3 x SATA cable, 3 x SATA Y-cable, and 1 x dual 3.5'' storage drive stand. Storage drives not included.
Exclusive offer for Crowd Supply! Only available in limited quantities for a limited time. Includes a dual-core ZimaBlade, a USB Type-C cable, a SATA cable, and 8 GB DDR3L RAM.
Our mission is to revolutionize the digital realm with personal servers that build and protect your data and economic sovereignty. We are the creators of CasaOS, an open source personal cloud OS that we launched in 2022 and has since earned over 12,000 GitHub stars.