Crowdfunding for TALOS Workstation
  • Jim
  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Jim
    Posts: 4856 from 2009/1/28
    From: Delaware, USA
    Quote:

    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    > official page has been put up: https://www.raptorcs.com/BB/

    Finally there:

    https://twitter.com/RaptorCompSys/status/1131347976054542342


    Cool. I've discussed buying one of these for Mark with Papi, but that went no where.
    The 8 core variant is available.
    Price $1604.99, but that doesn't include a cooler or shipping.
    It would also need memory.

    Still, not much of a price difference between this and te X5000, is there?
    "Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"
  • »23.05.19 - 15:25
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 10535 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > The 8 core variant is available.

    ...as is the 4-core variant of the bundle.

    > that doesn't include a cooler

    The 8-core variant of the bundle does include the cooler, whereas the 4-core variant does not.
  • »23.05.19 - 16:17
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  • Jim
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    Jim
    Posts: 4856 from 2009/1/28
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    Quote:

    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    > The 8 core variant is available.

    ...as is the 4-core variant of the bundle.

    > that doesn't include a cooler

    The 8-core variant of the bundle does include the cooler, whereas the 4-core variant does not.


    I just noticed the cooler in the photo.
    As it costs ab out $100, that brings the cost of the two systems closer.

    BTW - My Dell laptop just died (a few days ago one memory slot stopped working, but I got it running again by removing one strip, now it appears to be fubared).
    So...I have one X64 system left, and my MorphOS hardware.

    I'm really tired of the lack of reliability I've experienced with this crap.
    Most of it manufactured in China, the failure rate is too high.

    [ Edited by Jim 23.05.2019 - 12:11 ]
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  • »23.05.19 - 17:05
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    Posts: 148 from 2004/11/18
    Hmm power9 is only for some users...many of Morphos users cannot buy a such machine or even a X5000, i think also that this machine is probably stunning but it's to expensive for me.
    It cost more than one month salary....but yes if we compare with high end smartphone it's a normal price... but for me a good smartphone is a lowend one...
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    NewSense
    Posts: 800 from 2012/11/10
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    @ acepeg - I'd agree with you, that sensible low end (i.e. low cost) prices are the way, I believe, for many users, and high performance (i.e. expensive) systems are only intended for developers, where necessary, for keeping compiling/development times to a minimum.
    MacMini 1.5GHz,10,2,64MB VRAM,1GB RAM,Airport, Bluetooth,A1016 Keyboard,T-RB22 Mouse,DVD-RW-DL+CD-RW,Iomega MiniMax,Belkin 6 port 3 x Firewire/3 x USB2,MorphOS 3.11,Mac OSX 10.4/10.5,A1138+A1139 PwrBk MOS v3.11,Model 5,8/5,9, & PowerMac G5 2.3GHz (DP)
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  • Jim
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    Well, I'm typing this on a cheap Galaxy J7 Refine.
    But if I compare the price of a Blackbird system to the Ryzen 3000 series I intend to build, the prices aren't that too far apart.
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  • »26.05.19 - 02:17
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  • Butterfly
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    bennymee
    Posts: 92 from 2004/4/14
    From: Netherlands
    First Blackbird's are delivered:

    https://twitter.com/justinrwlynn/status/1137659685241147392
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    ernsteiswuerfel
    Posts: 286 from 2015/6/18
    From: Funeralopolis
    Quote:

    bennymee schrieb:
    First Blackbird's are delivered:

    https://twitter.com/justinrwlynn/status/1137659685241147392


    And already reviewed: https://www.talospace.com/
    Talos II Secure Workstation. [Gentoo Linux] | PMac G5 7,3. PBook G4 5,8. [MorphOS 3.11 / Gentoo Linux] | A1200. ACA-1233, Indivision AGA Mk2. [Amiga OS 3.2]
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 10535 from 2003/5/22
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    > IBM POWER9 CPU (4-Core) $375.00

    July saw a 16% price increase to US$436.25 (bigger variants have been increased in price 7...16%, the bigger the CPU the lower the relative increase).
  • »25.08.19 - 18:06
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