The Talos II Lite is still a very powefull system and features a single POWER9 CPU socket, EATX chassis, 500W ATX power supply, and is sold as a barebones package. The Talos II Lite motherboard supports up to the 22-core POWER9 CPU, eight DDR4 ECC RAM slots, one PCI Express 4.0 x16 slot, one PCI Express 4.0 x8 slot, dual Gigabit Ethernet, four USB 3.0 ports, and one USB 2.0 port. The Talos II series of computers are powered by IBM’s POWER9 CPUs, the first POWER-based workstation since the discontinuation of IBM’s IntelliStation line in January 2009. In addition to utilizing a non-Intel processor, the Talos mainboard features completely blob-free firmware, making it completely customizable and possible to secure by the end user. The kit costs $1399, with processors sold separately. Four options are available: 4-core for $375, 8-core for $595, 18-core for $1375, and 22-core for $2575. Several Linux distro are available for the Talos II lite.

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