Talos™ II Secure Workstation
Talos™ II Secure Workstation including:
  • Heavy-duty chassis with redundant 1620W power supplies
  • A single Talos™ II EATX mainboard
  • Two 4-core IBM POWER9 v2 CPUs (recommended)
    • 4 cores per package
    • SMT4 capable
    • Hardware virtualization extensions
    • 90W TDP
    • Additional Sforza CPU options planned (preorder now, upgrade later)
  • One or two 3U POWER9 heatsink / fan (HSF) assemblies (same as CPU count)
  • 32GB DDR4 ECC registered memory (recommended, other options available)
  • LG Blu-Ray Optical Drive
  • 2 front panel USB 3.0 ports
  • 8 hot-swap SAS/SATA drive bays (functionality requires SAS controller)
  • AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 workstation graphics (optional, recommended)
    • 4x DisplayPort outputs
    • 8GB GDDR5 VRAM
  • 500GB Samsung internal NVMe storage (optional, recommended)
  • Recovery DVD

The Talos™ II mainboard is the first modern (post-2013), owner-controllable, workstation- and enterprise-class mainboard. Built around the brand-new IBM POWER9 processor, and leveraging Linux and OpenPOWER™ technology, Talos™ II allows you to secure your data without sacrificing performance. Designed with a fully owner-controlled CPU domain, you can audit and modify any portion of the open source firmware on the Talos™ II mainboard, all the way down to the CPU microcode. This is an unprecedented level of access for any modern workstation- or enterprise-class machine, and one that is increasingly needed to assure safety and compliance with new regulations, such as the EU's GDPR.

An owner-controlled, CPU-based secure boot mode also is available at any time. When secure boot is properly configured, and if the mainboard is located in a physically secure environment (e.g., a datacenter or locked workstation case), you can be assured that only your pre-approved and pre-audited firmware, kernel, and user space components are executing on a Talos™ II system.


  • 2 POWER9-compatible CPU sockets
    • EATX form factor
  • 16 DDR4 ECC registered RAM slots
    • Individual 128GB DDR4 DIMM support
    • Supports up to 2TB total main system memory
  • 3 PCIe 4.0 x16 slots
  • 2 PCIe 4.0 x8 slots
  • 2 Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • 1 Microsemi SAS 3.0 controller (optional, upcharge on selection)
  • 4 USB 3.0 ports
    • 2 external
    • 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

Secure and control your high-performance computing today with a modern, expandable Talos™ II system!


NOTE: To provide maximal PCIe bandwidth for all peripherals, each slot is serviced by a dedicated CPU. As such, two CPUs are required to activate all PCIe slots on the Talos™ II mainboard.

NOTE: POWER HSF assemblies use a unique high-pressure locking mechanism to ensure proper CPU contact. The installed HSF assemblies will require a 5/32" hex driver, such as our TL2HD1, for attachment and removal.

NOTE: Product images shown are representative of the product being sold, but may vary slightly from the product as shipped due to continuous improvement and related changes.


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