Talos Secure Workstation

by Raptor Computing Systems

The world's first ATX-compatible, workstation-class mainboard for the IBM POWER8 processor.

View all updates Oct 24, 2016

Storage Server

We are pleased to announce the newest member of our Talos™ system lineup, the Talos™ Storage Server (TALP8S050)! This pre-assembled 4U rack mount server includes a pre-installed CPU of your choice (purchased separately), 128 GB of DDR3 ECC RAM, LSI SAS controller, and two Western Digital 4 TB SAS drives. The heavy-duty chassis provides 24 3.5" hot swap SAS drive bays and two 1200 W power supplies in a 1+1 redundant configuration. Your Talos™ Storage Server will come pre-installed with either Debian or CentOS so you can get up and running in no time.

We recommend pairing this machine with an 8-core 130 W or 190 W POWER8 CPU and Mellanox® Infiniband or Fibre Channel controller for use in its stated storage role. However, this server also makes a perfect platform on which to build a POWER8 virtual machine host, shared development system, rack control node, or any other application requiring expandability, security, and performance in a heavy-duty, industry-standard, rack-mount chassis. Simply pick an appropriate CPU for your intended workload and we’ll install it for you!


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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!

Credits

Raptor Computing Systems

Raptor Computing Systems was the first vendor to come to market with POWER9, and will be the only source for POWER9 machines in this market segment for the forseeable future. We are the only vendor to offer a full lineup of whitebox-type parts and accessories for POWER9, and are the only vendor to offer a fully libre firmware and hardware solution. Furthermore, we are not just shipping a stock reference design, like other vendors did with POWER8; rather, Talos™ II contains numerous unique features that increase usability, promote openness, and boost system security. Talos™ II is truly one of a kind and is additionally protected against unauthorized hardware clones by patents and/or patents pending, so if you want the benefits of a truly open POWER9 system, be sure to get your Talos™ II today!


Timothy Pearson

Senior Electrical Engineer

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