Crowdfunding for TALOS Workstation
  • Caterpillar
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    xilinder
    Posts: 37 from 2018/2/1
    From: USA
    Speaking only for myself. I am thrilled to have a Talos 2. I have not spent this much time 'computing' since working on the Xmos chip on the now abandoned X1000. One of the most beautiful things about this machine is that it comes with full documentation including schematics ( I could not even get an answer to where the addresses where for the GPIO pins going to Xena from anybody that had anything to do with the X1000. Over 2 years of wasted time.I see nothing that is different for the X5000 or any of their future products. They can keep their secrets, I'm done with their hardware.)

    Since the announcement of the Blackbird I have been setting aside money and plan to purchase probably June/July time frame. It will replace the aging 4core x86 something-or-other I only use as a web utility box. I would not even think of doing other than that on any x86. Just me, but by the end of next year not only will this be a Windows free house but also x86 free. :-)

    If MorphOS (or AmigaOS) ran on these machines I would be very happy to purchase and donate to the cause. X86........ not going to happen, that's just jungle computing in my view.

    Ah, the future.
  • »22.11.18 - 14:30
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  • rob
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    rob
    Posts: 97 from 2008/7/22
    Quote:

    Everblue wrote:
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    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    > That's nearly X5000 territory.

    Yes, but coming with:
    - CPU: 5 to 10 times faster per core (estimated and depending on task)
    - PCIe: two generations ahead
    - RAM: one generation ahead
    - SATA: one generation ahead, two ports more
    - USB: one generation ahead
    - GbE: two ports more


    Very true. But which current software available on MorphOS would make full use of these specs? Same thing with the Amiga OS running on the X5000.


    A lot of productivity software (both PPC and 68k) will take advantage of at least the extra CPU power. If you're batch processing an SD card full of images then you'll also be taking advantage of the faster drive access although not the USB since I'm not aware of any of the Amiga or Amiga Like OSs supporting anything beyond 2.0.
  • »22.11.18 - 18:02
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Everblue
    Posts: 153 from 2004/1/6
    I cannot deny that if they manage to sell a complete Blackbird PPC computer in the 1000 Euro range it would be very interesting, even without MorphOS (and perfect with it). Do Raptor sell in Europe?
  • »23.11.18 - 17:07
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 10063 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > if they manage to sell a complete Blackbird PPC computer in the
    > 1000 Euro range it would

    ...mean to almost give away the board :-)

    > Do Raptor sell in Europe?

    No, but they sell to Europe ;-) Seriously, Raptor seems to be in talks with German Vikings GmbH.
  • »23.11.18 - 20:20
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  • Caterpillar
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    AltiVeced
    Posts: 31 from 2011/10/25
    CyberMonday special from RaptorCS:
    Blackbird mATX mainboard with 4-core POWER9

    $999

    https://twitter.com/RaptorCompSys/status/1066112465304543232
  • »24.11.18 - 00:22
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 10063 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > CyberMonday special from RaptorCS:
    > Blackbird mATX mainboard with 4-core POWER9
    > $999
    > https://twitter.com/RaptorCompSys/status/1066112465304543232

    Nice offer, and also with 8-core CPU for $1330:

    https://twitter.com/RaptorCompSys/status/1066192526355386368

    And it reveals that on-board audio is from C-Media.
  • »24.11.18 - 11:37
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  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    Everblue
    Posts: 153 from 2004/1/6
    That's a good price. Hopefully in the future they manage to bring down prices to consumer level in the future to seriously challenge x86/64. Unfortunately the question most people will ask is "how do I install Windows?"

    The answer ideally would be, you don't need Windows, it runs MorphOS :D :D

    [ Edited by Everblue 24.11.2018 - 13:25 ]
  • »24.11.18 - 12:23
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  • Caterpillar
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    xilinder
    Posts: 37 from 2018/2/1
    From: USA
    Live broadcast going on now using Talos 2 ppc64le.

    Go here first. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8auI9RIFJQ

    Then open new tab and go here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18n-m_o-b-0
    For live.
  • »16.12.18 - 15:48
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