The fully libre-friendly workstation gold standard that respects your freedom.
Vikings D16 systems come with absolutely no proprietary software, firmware blobs or backdoors, unlike most other computers. They provide medium to high performance and are secure and built to order.
Since the Summer of Snowden what we have feared had become true: almost all modern hardware platforms used for hosting contain potential backdoors or exploitable bugs.
Would you like to protect yourself or your business from espionage, corrupt governments and other malicious third parties? Have you heard of the secret workshops where some three letter agencies demonstrably intercept your hardware shipments and tamper with them, without your knowledge? Or have you heard that most hardware manufacturers intentionally place backdoors into their systems, so with most systems from the large manufacturers, you or your company is at risk of data theft or espionage?
The Vikings D16 workstation changes that.
We replace the existing BIOS with fully libre boot firmware (e.g. coreboot) that completely removes all backdoors and proprietary software on the mainboard. This gives you full control over your hardware.
The perfect choice for the privacy minded who need a modern, powerful workstation.
|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|
|Processor Cooler (included!)|
|Noctua CPU coolers (quiet)||Includes low noise (L.N.A.) and ultra low noise adaptors (U.L.N.A). Rotational Speed (+/- 10%): 1600 RPM, Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%): 1300 RPM, Rotational Speed with U.L.N.A. (+/- 10%): 1000 RPM|
|Total Slots||16 (4-channel per CPU, 8 DIMM per CPU)|
|Capacity||Maximum up to 192GB 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 Convertible Workstation||Cost efficient and robust workstation/full tower case that can be converted into a 5U server rack (affordable conversion kit required) 220x430x595mm (w/h/d)|
|Fractal Design Define XL R2||Midi Tower, 232x559x560mm (w/h/d)|
|Lian Li PC-A76X||Full Tower, 285x710x683mm (w/h/d)|
|Corsair Obsidian 750D||Full Tower, 235x560x546mm (w/h/d)|
- Product Code: VKGS-WORK-D16
- Availability: Ships 2nd week of February 2018