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Raptor Computing Systems, LLC - Belvidere, IL

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A High Performance, Open, and Secure Alternative to x86 Computing

Press release date: Aug 14, 2017

Talos II Secure Workstations, Rack Mount Development Kits, and Mainboard Bundles Now Available

August 14, 2017 - Raptor Computing Systems announces Talos II secure workstations, rack-mount development kits, mainboard bundles, and mainboards are now available on their website: https://www.raptorcs.com. The Talos product line, designed by Raptor Engineering, specializes in high performance, secure computing systems at an affordable pricepoint for business, academia, developers, and the general public who are committed to Linux or BSD platforms.

The Talos II product line is first to market with IBM's 14nm POWER9 processor, built on OpenPOWER technology. POWER9 has large caches and high SMT levels to ensure applications run smoothly, even with full system utilization. The Talos II product line also is first to market with fully open and auditable BMC firmware, based on the OpenBMC project.

Raptor Computing Systems brings the long-anticipated PCIe 4.0 standard to market with Talos II. The new standard doubles interconnect performance from 8GT/s to 16GT/s, lowers power use, and enables development of next-generation cards.

Talos is known for its emphasis on secure computing, and offers unique hardware and firmware security features not found in other systems. These features put the machine owner in full control of system security, preventing entire classes of malware from gaining a foothold.

The Talos II Mainboard includes:

  • 2 POWER9-compatible CPU sockets
  • 16 DDR4 ECC RAM slots
  • 3 PCIe 4.0 x 16 slots
  • 2 PCIe 4.0 x 8 slots
  • 2 Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Optional Microsemi SAS 3.0 controller
  • 4 USB 3.0 ports (2 external and 2 on internal header)
  • 1 USB 2.0 port
  • 1 external RS-232 port
  • 1 internal RS-232 port header
  • 1 ASpeed BMC with OpenBMC
  • 1 VGA video port.

Mainboard bundles, work stations, and rack-mount development kits can be ordered with single or dual IBM Power9 CPUs. Additionally, workstations and rack-mount development kits may be configured per an available options list.

Because of anticipated demand, Raptor Computing Systems recommends ordering their Talos II products early.

Raptor Computing Systems is committed to bringing cutting-edge, secure technology to market for use in FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) environments.

Raptor Computing Systems

P.O. Box 1646

Belvidere, IL 61008

Phone: 5126900240

Email: media@raptorcs.com

Website: https://www.raptorcs.com