• Jim
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    Jim
    Posts: 4856 from 2009/1/28
    From: Delaware, USA
    Quote:

    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    > 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
    "
    https://lists.debian.org/debian-powerpc/2017/08/msg00005.html

    The OCuLink 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.
    "Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"
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