Interested in a libre-friendly, built to order desktop/workstation computer or server?
The Vikings D16 mainboard is a high-end, server/workstation-grade x86 mainboard that is certified with FSF's RYF (Respects Your Freedom) certificate.
Thanks to the work of Raptor Engineering/Coreboot it comes with absolutely no proprietary software, firmware blobs or backdoors, unlike all other x86 server or workstation systems.
The Free Software Foundation's "Respects Your Freedom" hardware product certification
The Vikings D16 mainboard laptop fully meets the criteria for the FSF's hardware endorsement program and was certified on 2017-03-03
"The desire to own a computer or device and have full control over it, to know that you are not being spied on or tracked, to run any software you wish without asking permission, and to share with friends without worrying about Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) —these are the desires of millions of people who care about the future of technology and our society.
Unfortunately, hardware manufacturers have until now relied on close cooperation with proprietary software companies that demanded control over their users. As citizens and their customers, we need to promote our desires for a new class of hardware — hardware that anyone can support because it respects your freedom."
The Vikings D16 is trusted by organizations that care about privacy and user freedom, such as:
A similar product based on the ASUS KGPE-D16 is also available at our friends from Technoethical, based in Romania (E.U.)
|Boot Firmware||Various options based on a de-blobbed coreboot, 2 - 16 MB firmware images|
|Processor/System Bus||2 x Socket G34, AMD Opteron™ 6200 series, HyperTransport™ Technology 3.0, 6.4 GT/s per link (triple link)|
|Graphics||On-board (Aspeed AST2050 with 8MB VRAM) or PCIe expansion card|
|Expansion Slots||Total Slots: 6 Slot Location 1: PCI 32bit/33MHz Slot Location 2: PCI-E x16 (Gen2 X8 Link) Slot Location 3: PCI-E x16 (Gen2 X16 Link), Auto switch to x8 link if slot 2 is occupied Slot Location 4: PCI-E x8 (Gen2 X4 Link) Slot Location 5: PCI-E x16 (Gen2 X16 Link) Slot Location 6: PCI-E x16 (Gen2 X16 Link), Auto turn off if slot 5 is occupied, For 1U FH/FL Card, MIO supported Additional Slot 1 : PIKE Slot for Storage expansion|
|Core Logic||AMD SR5690, AMD SP5100|
|On Board I/O||1 x PSU Power Connector (24-pin SSI power connector + 8-pin SSI 12V + 8-pin SSI 12V power connector), 1 x Management Connector , Onboard socket for management card, 3 x USB pin header , Up to 6 Devices, 1 x Internal A Type USB Port, 8 x Fan Header , 4pin (3pin/4pin fan dual support), 2 x SMBus, 1 x Serial Port Header, 1 x TPM header, 1 x PS/2 KB/MS port|
|Back I/O Ports||1 x External Serial Port, 2 x External USB Port, 1 x VGA Port, 2 x RJ-45, 1 x PS/2 KB/Mouse|
|Environment||Operation temperature: 10℃ ~ 35℃, Non operation temperature: -40℃ ~ 70℃, Non operation humidity: 20% ~ 90% ( non condensing)|
|# of cores||4 - 32|
|Clockspeed||1.6 - 3.3 GHz|
|Total Slots||16 (4-channel per CPU, 8 DIMM per CPU)|
|Capacity||Maximum up to 256GB RDIMM|
|Memory Type||DDR3 1600/1333/1066/800 UDIMM & RDIMM|
|Memory Size||RDIMM: 16GB, 8GB, 4GB, 3GB, 2GB, 1GB UDIMM: 8GB, 4GB, 2GB, 1GB|
|SATA Controller||6 x SATA2 300MB/s (AMD SP5100)|
|SAS/SATA Controller||8x SAS2 6G (PIKE 2008 add-on card required)|
Vikings D16 Mainboard - FSF RYF Certified
- Product Code: VKGS-MB-D16RYF
- Availability: In Stock