Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4883 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
> I'd rather buy one of these than an X5000 myself.
> It's only a few hundred more, and so much more capable.
Some more details:
"- E-ATX (12“ x 13“) mainboard
- With the 3U HSF assemblies, noise is very low.
- Power consumption of the POWER9 is far less than POWER8
- If you buy the Dual CPU bundle, the PSU needs a dual EPS 12V connector
- no mini PCIe slot
- No M2 slot
- 1x OCuLink port (what is this?)
- 6x 4-pin fan connectors on the mainboard
- 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
sounds interesting. But the last point is not quite clear to me. The Talos II board has 3 PCIe x16 and 2 PCIe x8 slots. Which of these slots can be used with the single-CPU configuration?
Good question. Why not relay it to Raptor?
Btw - The issue of EPS power connection is not such a big deal.
I ran a dual Xeon system with a similar power connector using a standard 650 watt Thermaltake psu with an adapter for the second 12v connection.
That type of thing does NOT require a specialized psu.
The board form factor is more of a PITA, but I still have the case I bought for the Xeon system.
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