Talos Secure Workstation

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Dec 15, 2016

Campaign Extension

Thanks for everyone’s support so far! As you may have noticed, the campaign is scheduled to end today. While over $440K has been pledged so far, we are only 12% toward our goal. Nonetheless, we have reasons to be optimistic and have worked with Crowd Supply to extend the campaign another 30 days.

Thirty days is the longest we feel comfortable extending the campaign without seriously affecting the production schedule. For those of you who have aleady backed the Talos™ campaign, we realize extending the campaign is a change in the terms of what you signed up for and we will of course understand and honor any cancellation requests made before the (new) end of the campaign.

As for why we are feeling optimistic, there are a few reasons. First, we are in discussions with some potential partners who might be able to help the Talos™ campaign succeed. Second, we are finally seeing Talos™ discussed in circles likely to understand and appreciate the basic value proposition of secure, libre computing. For example, an article about Talos™ in the Enterprise Times just came out this morning.

Again, thank you for your support and encouragement so far. As one of our supporters wrote to us today, “Talos™ is basically a referendum on whether free software dies in the future, or thrives.” We’re excited to face the challenge ahead! Please spread the word and contribute if you can. While the $10, or even $250, support levels may not seem like much, they go a long way in demonstrating to everyone watching the campaign that people care about libre computing, and directly help Talos™ reach the manufacturing stage.

$516,040 raised

of $3,700,000 goal

Funding Unsuccessful

Jan 14 2017

ended

14%

funded

495

pledges

Product Choices

$3,700

Talos™ Mainboard and Accessories

The world's first ATX-compatible, workstation-class mainboard for the new, free-software friendly IBM POWER8 processor. Includes one heatsink and 92 mm fan, one ATX-compatible I/O shield, and a live rescue DVD with factory reset utilities, source code for firmware and FPGA components, mainboard schematics, user manual, and Ubuntu installation media. CPU, RAM, power supply, storage drives, and chassis sold separately.


$7,100

Talos™ Desktop Edition (TALP8D050)

A complete Talos™ workstation with a CPU of your choice, 128 GB of DDR3 ECC RAM, an AMD Radeon RX 480 (8 GB VRAM) GPU, and two Western Digital WD40EFRX 4 TB SATA drives, all installed in a heavy-duty tower chassis. Comes pre-installed with Debian. Select the CPU by purchasing it as a separate item in the same order or under the same account - the CPU will be installed and ready to go before shipping.


$7,600

Talos™ Storage Server (TALP8S050)

A complete Talos™ server with a CPU of your choice, 128 GB of DDR3 ECC RAM, LSI SAS controller, and two Western Digital 4 TB SAS drives, all installed in a heavy-duty 4U rack mount chassis with 24 3.5" hot swap SAS drive bays and redundant 1200 W power supplies! Comes pre-installed with either Debian or CentOS. Select the CPU by purchasing it as a separate item in the same order or under the same account - the CPU will be installed and ready to go before shipping.


$17,600

Complete Talos™ Workstation (TALP8W100)

A complete 12-core Talos™ workstation with 256GB of DDR3 ECC RAM, installed in a customized, heavy-duty chassis with your choice of an AMD® FirePro™ or nVidia® Tesla™ graphics card (see list). Also includes built-in 4TB RAID1 (2x 4TB enterprise SAS disks and LSI SAS controller), plus a pre-installed copy of Debian or CentOS to get you up and running in no time!

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Timothy Pearson

Senior Electrical Engineer

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