Talos Secure Workstation

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Design and Visualization copyright 2015-2016 Raptor Engineering, LLC

Preliminary Talos™ Specifications

  • 1 POWER8 SCM
    • 8, 10, and 12 core variants available (190W TDP)
    • 8 and 10 core variants also available in 130W TDP versions
    • Hardware virtualization (HVM, qemu supported)
    • POWER IOMMU
    • Vector Multimedia eXtension (VMX)
    • Vector Scalar eXtension (VSX)
    • AES acceleration for VMX / VSX
  • 8 DDR3 RDIMM slots w/ ECC support (2 memory controllers, 256GB maximum)
  • 2 x16 Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) capable PCIe slots (8 shared lanes)
  • 4 x8 PCIe slots
  • 1 x1 internal mPCIe slot
  • 1 legacy PCI slot
  • 8 internal SATA 6Gbps ports
  • 2 external eSATA 6Gbps ports
  • 1 HDMI port
  • 8x USB 3.0
  • 2 GbE ports
  • 2 external RS232 ports
  • 2 internal RS232 ports
  • 1 internal GPIO header
  • 1 heatsink with 92mm fan
  • Standard ATX form factor
  • Open-toolchain FPGAs
  • Blob-free operation
    • Fully libre (open-source) IBM OPAL primary firmware w/ PetitBoot interface
    • Fully libre (open-source) OpenBMC secondary (IPMI / OoBM) firmware
  • NO signing keys preventing firmware modification
  • …and much, much more!

Supported Operating Systems

  • Little Endian Mode
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 or higher
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 or higher
    • CentOS 7 or higher
    • Fedora 22 or higher
    • Debian 8.0 (“Jessie”) or higher
    • Ubuntu 14.04.3 (“Trusty”) or higher
    • Gentoo (planned, build in process)
    • Trisquel (planned for Trisquel 8)
  • Big Endian Mode
    • Fedora 22 or higher

NOTE: The above list is not comprehensive, and additional operating systems not listed may support the POWER8 processor. Please visit your operating system vendor’s website to check for and/or request POWER8 support.

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