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"Talosâ„¢ is the world's first ATX-compatible, workstation-class mainboard for the new, free-software friendly IBM POWER8 processor and architecture. Designed for security-conscious users requiring high performance, the flexible and extensible Talosâ„¢ mainboard includes two Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) capable slots; utilizes libre-toolchain FPGAs for system control and routing; provides a plethora of PCI Express slots; and includes a GPIO header for custom peripherals. Talosâ„¢ schematics and libre (fully open and auditable) firmware also are included."
Why POWER?
POWER is the only open, owner-controllable architecture that is competitive in performance. No other architecture comes close to POWER's unique advantages.
See a direct comparison of POWER8 with libre and non-libre systems.

Why Talosâ„¢?
Security-minded individuals and corporations can own a Talosâ„¢ Secure Workstation mainboard, complete with an entry-level 8-core 130W POWER8 CPU, heatsink / fan assembly, and ATX I/O shield, for around $3,700 USD. Because Talosâ„¢ is specifically designed for workstation use, you don't need to have a small server under your desk to realize the advantages of POWER8!

More Information
Please see our FAQ and preliminary specifications pages for more details. You also can join us on freenode IRC via our #talos-workstation channel. If you opt to purchase a more powerful POWER8 CPU (sold separately), the standalone Talosâ„¢ board and accessories (no CPU) may be purchased for around $2,700 USD.

Immagine/foto
Immagine/foto

Talosâ„¢ Secure Workstation:
Preliminary Specifications Overview
  • 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
  • 6 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
See the full Talosâ„¢ preliminary specifications and supported operating systems.

Raptor Engineering currently is gauging interest to determine if demand for the Talosâ„¢ Secure Workstation is sufficient to make manufacturing viable.

If a sufficient number of people are interested in purchasing the Talosâ„¢ mainboard, Raptor Engineering is committed to manufacturing it. A pre-order process will be used to verify interest before manufacture. A $1,000 USD down payment per unit will be required at actual pre-order. Help us reach our manufacturing goal by spreading the word about Talosâ„¢!

Source: https://www.raptorengineering.com/TALOS/prerelease.php

#bios #uefi #intel #amd #cpu #ibm #power8 #openpower #talos #pleaseshare #sharingiscaring
#managementengine #openhardware #raptorengineering #FreeSoftwareFoundation
#coreboot #libreboot #fsf #blob #proprietary #freesoftware #freehardware

 



"Talosâ„¢ is the world's first ATX-compatible, workstation-class mainboard for the new, free-software friendly IBM POWER8 processor and architecture. Designed for security-conscious users requiring high performance, the flexible and extensible Talosâ„¢ mainboard includes two Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) capable slots; utilizes libre-toolchain FPGAs for system control and routing; provides a plethora of PCI Express slots; and includes a GPIO header for custom peripherals. Talosâ„¢ schematics and libre (fully open and auditable) firmware also are included."
Why POWER?
POWER is the only open, owner-controllable architecture that is competitive in performance. No other architecture comes close to POWER's unique advantages.
See a direct comparison of POWER8 with libre and non-libre systems.

Why Talosâ„¢?
Security-minded individuals and corporations can own a Talosâ„¢ Secure Workstation mainboard, complete with an entry-level 8-core 130W POWER8 CPU, heatsink / fan assembly, and ATX I/O shield, for around $3,700 USD. Because Talosâ„¢ is specifically designed for workstation use, you don't need to have a small server under your desk to realize the advantages of POWER8!

More Information
Please see our FAQ and preliminary specifications pages for more details. You also can join us on freenode IRC via our #talos-workstation channel. If you opt to purchase a more powerful POWER8 CPU (sold separately), the standalone Talosâ„¢ board and accessories (no CPU) may be purchased for around $2,700 USD.

Obrázek/fotografie
Obrázek/fotografie

Talosâ„¢ Secure Workstation:
Preliminary Specifications Overview
  • 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
  • 6 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
See the full Talosâ„¢ preliminary specifications and supported operating systems.

Raptor Engineering currently is gauging interest to determine if demand for the Talosâ„¢ Secure Workstation is sufficient to make manufacturing viable.

If a sufficient number of people are interested in purchasing the Talosâ„¢ mainboard, Raptor Engineering is committed to manufacturing it. A pre-order process will be used to verify interest before manufacture. A $1,000 USD down payment per unit will be required at actual pre-order. Help us reach our manufacturing goal by spreading the word about Talosâ„¢!

Source: https://www.raptorengineering.com/TALOS/prerelease.php

#bios #uefi #intel #amd #cpu #ibm #power8 #openpower #talos #pleaseshare #sharingiscaring
#managementengine #openhardware #raptorengineering #FreeSoftwareFoundation
#coreboot #libreboot #fsf #blob #proprietary #freesoftware #freehardware

 
General good advice for freedom and privacy/security



Some general good advice to ensure the best possible respect of freedom and privacy/security on mobile devices includes:

Installing only free software applications, from trusted sources such as #F-Droid on #Replicant.
#Encrypting the device's storage, to prevent some unauthorized access to the device's data.
Using software that provides secure peer-to-peer-encrypted communications such as #ChatSecure for instant messaging and #AGP with K-9 Mail for emails on Replicant.
Using #Tor to achieve reliable anonymity, for instance with #Orbot on Replicant.
If the device is telephony-enabled, switching the modem to airplane mode or (when possible) turning it off when not in use, to avoid being tracked at all times.
Browsers using the webview framework (such as the browser shipped with Replicant and Lightning) are subject to various security flaws in Replicant 4.2.

In addition, the #FreeSoftwareFoundation provides a comprehensive guide to help protect freedom and privacy and the Tor project an article entitled Mission Impossible: Hardening Android for Security and Privacy.

 
General good advice for freedom and privacy/security



Some general good advice to ensure the best possible respect of freedom and privacy/security on mobile devices includes:

Installing only free software applications, from trusted sources such as #F-Droid on #Replicant.
#Encrypting the device's storage, to prevent some unauthorized access to the device's data.
Using software that provides secure peer-to-peer-encrypted communications such as #ChatSecure for instant messaging and #AGP with K-9 Mail for emails on Replicant.
Using #Tor to achieve reliable anonymity, for instance with #Orbot on Replicant.
If the device is telephony-enabled, switching the modem to airplane mode or (when possible) turning it off when not in use, to avoid being tracked at all times.
Browsers using the webview framework (such as the browser shipped with Replicant and Lightning) are subject to various security flaws in Replicant 4.2.

In addition, the #FreeSoftwareFoundation provides a comprehensive guide to help protect freedom and privacy and the Tor project an article entitled Mission Impossible: Hardening Android for Security and Privacy.

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