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Re: Talos Secure Workstation

Unread postby Shiunbird » Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:51 am

It is a relief.
I knew my ex-wife for more than 10 years. But the person I married was completely different from the one I started dating 10 years ago. I thought being married would fix the issues accumulated the issues.

It was just sad that she left me one week after I paid for all her expenses to move to Australia (most expensive place in the Universe), and I was supposed to get transferred and move there as well. In the end, she is not even staying there (she is there for 2 years or so)

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But I regret nothing. Honestly. It was all done with love. =)

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Though it's rare, divorce can be blissful, Mr. Newlywed. And if that sounds like the voice of experience.... ;)
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Re: Talos Secure Workstation

Unread postby uunix » Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:14 am

Well my divorce cost me a lot of money and left me in some debt.. but it was worth it, got to start my life again and have two wonderful little ones to go with my eldest (who is also wonderful in case she reads this :D).
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Re: Talos Secure Workstation

Unread postby Shiunbird » Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:31 am

Happy your new one lets you enjoy your hobby! =)))))
I needed to buy pretty wireless access points instead of the good ones because of my ex-wife. =((((((((((((

But ok, sorry for hijacking the thread. =)))
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Re: Talos Secure Workstation

Unread postby tingo » Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:39 pm

The campaign is slowly increasing money, currently $147.700
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Re: Talos Secure Workstation

Unread postby tingo » Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:06 am

For anyone still looking at the Talos, the project has reduced the prices a bit.
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Re: Talos Secure Workstation

Unread postby tingo » Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:25 am

With 34 hours to go, only 12% funded.
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Re: Talos Secure Workstation

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:19 am

Yes. :(
smit happens.

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:Indy: indy, 150MHz R4400SC, 256MB RAM, XL24, 6.5.10
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Re: Talos Secure Workstation

Unread postby tingo » Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:28 pm

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Re: Talos Secure Workstation

Unread postby devv » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:15 pm

Hey!

Looks like the Talos Workstation is in another attempt to make it happen, this time with a POWER9 processor:
https://www.raptorcs.com/TALOSII/prerelease.php
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Re: Talos Secure Workstation

Unread postby Shiunbird » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:34 am

Oh yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!!!!!
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Re: Talos Secure Workstation

Unread postby devv » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:22 am

Looks like the preorders started just now. Email arrived saying:

"Announcing Talos™ II

Libre-friendly, powerful, and competitively priced — the new, POWER9-based Talos™ II is now available for pre-order! See full system details at https://www.raptorcs.com/TALOSII/

A wide variety of configurations, from a standalone mainboard to fully assembled systems, may be ordered online.

Ensure access to a new POWER9 system Q4 this year by submitting a pre-order now at https://www.raptorcs.com/TALOSII/ -- hurry, quantities are limited!

Raptor Engineering is also on Twitter and GNU Social!

https://twitter.com/RaptorEng
https://social.raptorengineering.io/raptoreng

Follow us for updates on Talos™ II, OpenPOWER™, coreboot, and related topics.

If you know others who may be interested in Talos™ II, please refer them to the Talos™ II page. Thank you for your interest!

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Re: Talos Secure Workstation

Unread postby devv » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:49 am

It seems to me they managed to bring the pricing down to some more mass-market-acceptable levels this time. Navigating through the Talos II website, the following appear to be the prices:

Talos™ II Secure Workstation with 1 CPU - $4,750.00
Talos™ II Rack Mount Development Platform with 1 CPU - $5,100.00
Talos™ II Bundle (Mainboard + Single CPU + CPU cooler) - $2,300.00
Talos™ II Bundle (Mainboard + Dual CPU + CPU coolers) - $2,750.00
Talos™ II Mainboard (Board Only) - $2,150.00
IBM POWER9 CPU (4-Core) - $310.00

Regarding the POWER9 CPU, I wasn't able to find the specs anywhere, apart from the info that it is a 4-core CPU.
It appears that IBM did not yet come out with the specs, and the only/first Power9 CPU available is the one offered as part of Talos.
But the CPU line is called "Sforza" and basic IBM info on it is here: https://www-355.ibm.com/systems/power/o ... ER9_Sforza
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Re: Talos Secure Workstation

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:18 am

Keep in mind the workstation doesn't have RAM or a video card. You could add those separately if you like, but I'm just getting them BTO. I'm waiting for a clarification on one of the items, but the loadout I'm looking at is a bit under $7500 shipped, which is about in line with my expectations (two CPUs, SAS RAID, video card, 32GB RAM). The prices they're asking are not outrageous for those. The nice thing is, if you have a terminal case of sticker shock, much of this could be added later since it's all off the shelf.

The POWER9 they're using is the "scale-out" version. Each core is (I think) the SMT-4 version, so that's 16 threads per CPU. I am told the 12-core and 24-core variants will likely be compatible but have not yet been tested, so I'm buying all the CPU I want now.
smit happens.

:Fuel: bigred, 900MHz R16K, 4GB RAM, V12 DCD, 6.5.30
:Indy: indy, 150MHz R4400SC, 256MB RAM, XL24, 6.5.10
:Indigo2IMP: purplehaze, 175MHz R10000, Solid IMPACT
probably posted from Image bruce, Quad 2.5GHz PowerPC 970MP, 16GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.11
plus IBM POWER6 p520 * Apple Network Server 500 * RDI PrecisionBook * BeBox * Solbourne S3000 * Commodore 128 * many more...

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Re: Talos Secure Workstation

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:02 pm

I'm in. Ordered today with the specification above.
smit happens.

:Fuel: bigred, 900MHz R16K, 4GB RAM, V12 DCD, 6.5.30
:Indy: indy, 150MHz R4400SC, 256MB RAM, XL24, 6.5.10
:Indigo2IMP: purplehaze, 175MHz R10000, Solid IMPACT
probably posted from Image bruce, Quad 2.5GHz PowerPC 970MP, 16GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.11
plus IBM POWER6 p520 * Apple Network Server 500 * RDI PrecisionBook * BeBox * Solbourne S3000 * Commodore 128 * many more...

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Re: Talos Secure Workstation

Unread postby guardian452 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:31 am

IMO, the price for the board and chips is downright cheap when you consider the low volume and what you are getting.

But running the price up for a box, disk, and RAM to $7500 seems crazy to me, even tho that's about what I would guess such a machine to cost overall.

I would have guessed around $5k for the MB+CPUs and another 2500 for everything else. This is almost exactly the other way around.

Must be a hell of a RAID. A basic configuration for under $3k I almost find appealing ;)


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