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These cases were successfully used by someone.
 
These cases were successfully used by someone.
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* '''InWin 909'''
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** Installation: Full-tower easily houses Talos II motherboard additionally requires no modifications, compatible out of the box.
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** Note on Second CPU: Second CPU installation may be difficult in this case due to front panel connectors being too short and requiring a routing configuration that blocks second CPU installation. Accommodating a second CPU likely requires pulling out the soldering iron and extending the connectors.
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** General Note: Case is almost one-solid piece of aluminum and tempered glass; just one of the best looking cases on the market if one can find it.
  
 
* '''SuperMicro SC732i-500B'''
 
* '''SuperMicro SC732i-500B'''
 
** Not recommended for 12 core and higher CPUs
 
** Not recommended for 12 core and higher CPUs
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* '''SuperMicro SC732D3-903B'''
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** No NIC 2 LED on front panel
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** Needed [https://www.startech.com/Cables/Computer-Power/Internal/12in-4-Pin-Fan-Power-Extension-Cable~FAN4EXT12 four pin extension cable] for main chassis fan
  
 
* '''SuperMicro SC732D4-903B'''
 
* '''SuperMicro SC732D4-903B'''
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** Fans are two wire and use molex connectors
 
** Fans are two wire and use molex connectors
  
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* '''TCG TGC-H4-650'''
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** Physical dimensions and mounting hardware fit perfectly
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** Extremely Inexpensive Bare-bones 4U Chassis
  
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* '''Lian Li PC-P80'''
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** Missing one standoff by the I/O shield
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** PW-IS40AV85AI0 upgrades the front panel to USB3
  
 
=== Problematic Cases ===
 
=== Problematic Cases ===
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* '''SuperMicro SC822'''
 
* '''SuperMicro SC822'''
 
** Low speed fans provide insufficient airflow over CPU0, leading to overheating if more than one 4-core CPU is installed.
 
** Low speed fans provide insufficient airflow over CPU0, leading to overheating if more than one 4-core CPU is installed.
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* '''Supermicro SC747TQ-R1620B''' ([[User:Gyakovlev|Gyakovlev]])
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** SuperMicro PWS-1K62P-1R PSUs are defective as designed and a hardware fix is required, this thing is literally feeding PWM signals into a *protection system level gated pin*  //(Talos™ II Secure Workstation TL2WK2 is unaffected, as there's a hardware fix RCS developed and deploys on the TL2WK2)
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** Partial mitigation possible with  [https://git.raptorcs.com/git/talos-system-fpga/commit/?id=16ef5424b780b116a7473f5fd3e511ec574f0181 patch for FPGA ] and external programmer (Bus Pirate 3.6a works) to flash it. After flashing place jumper on FPGA mode switch 1 header (page 39 of current manual). Fix is just a hack and unreliable.
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** Said PSUs are VERY loud.
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** probably possible to mitigate both mentioned problems by installing 2xPWS-1K28P-SQ (verification in progress, will update page)
  
 
* '''Athena Power RM-3U8G1043'''
 
* '''Athena Power RM-3U8G1043'''
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* '''BitFenix Aurora'''
 
* '''BitFenix Aurora'''
 
** [[User:MarcusC/BitFenix_Aurora|Multiple missing standoff holes]], some mitigation possible.
 
** [[User:MarcusC/BitFenix_Aurora|Multiple missing standoff holes]], some mitigation possible.
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* '''Thermaltake Core W100''' (See the ''[https://wiki.raptorcs.com/wiki/Category:Gallery Morgan's Revenge]'', by [[User:Peter Easton|JollyRoger]])
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** The positions of some standoffs are under components mounted on the back of the board. Careful measurement and attachment of only the standoffs that fit prior to installation of the motherboard is ''a necessity'' to avoid damaging the motherboard upon installation.
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** An add-on internal USB header is necessary to activate the extra 2 USB3 ports on the front panel.
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** The case is very spacious, with plenty of room and lots of space for many fans. Works well to provide necessary airflow and pressure within the case. 
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** It is extremely important to have a good quality, powerful fan capable of withstanding high temperatures is required for the rear exhaust fan, which is very close to the rear CPU exhaust. A low quality fan in the rear exhaust port may hinder cooling.
  
 
* '''Thermaltake Core W200'''
 
* '''Thermaltake Core W200'''
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*** Must remove wire-hole rubber grommets present under Talos™ II mainboard on right lower side for proper fit
 
*** Must remove wire-hole rubber grommets present under Talos™ II mainboard on right lower side for proper fit
  
* '''Nanoxia Deep Silence2''' ([[User:Sharkcz|Sharkcz]])
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* '''Nanoxia Deep Silence2''' ([[User:Sharkcz|Sharkcz]], [[User:q66|q66]])
** missing top-middle standoff hole, but I've used a plastic "flat" standoff instead
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** missing top-middle standoff hole, but I've used a plastic "flat" standoff instead ([[User:Sharkcz|Sharkcz]])
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** also missing top-left standoff hole at least on earlier DS2 revisions ([[User:q66|q66]], solved by drilling holes for both top-left and top-middle without using plastic standoffs, I sent feedback to Nanoxia in late December 2016 so perhaps the top-left hole was introduced silently)
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** all other standoff holes are present on the case
 
** Power LED - red goes to pin 15, black to pin 16
 
** Power LED - red goes to pin 15, black to pin 16
  
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** The PSU is at the very bottom of the case, while all the motherboard power connectors are at the very top of the case, so this can cause some issues if your PSU's cables aren't long enough.
 
** The PSU is at the very bottom of the case, while all the motherboard power connectors are at the very top of the case, so this can cause some issues if your PSU's cables aren't long enough.
 
*** The EPS12V cables on my power supply had a few inches left over, but the main motherboard power cable was just barely able to reach from the other side of the case to the power connector.
 
*** The EPS12V cables on my power supply had a few inches left over, but the main motherboard power cable was just barely able to reach from the other side of the case to the power connector.
** The front of the case is sheet metal glued to plastic, and it's starting to peel off a little at the top and bottoms.
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** The front of the case is sheet metal stuck to plastic using some double-sided adhesive tape, which doesn't seem to work very well.
*** It sticks back in place when I press on it, but I may need to get some better adhesive and re-glue it later.
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*** When I received the case the front metal was starting to peel off a few inches (several cm) at the top and bottom.
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*** It sticks back in place when I press on it, but I may need to get some better adhesive and re-apply it later.
 
** For $170, I was hoping for something a little more robust, but at least it's pretty.
 
** For $170, I was hoping for something a little more robust, but at least it's pretty.
  
 
* possible mitigation is plastic standoff like [https://www.kangyang-europe.com/product/pc-board-hardware/ass-10/ ASS-10]
 
* possible mitigation is plastic standoff like [https://www.kangyang-europe.com/product/pc-board-hardware/ass-10/ ASS-10]
  
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* '''Corsair 760T''' ([[User:mosst|mosst]])
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** Reasonably cheap.
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** Unusually tasteful aesthetics for a consumer/gaming case. Looks like something Aperture Science would come up with.
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** E-ATX boards fit, but the top-left and top-middle standoffs are missing, however this isn't much of a problem as the I/O panel helps hold the board in place.
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** Cable management may be difficult, as E-ATX boards cover most of the cable holes.
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* '''Lian Li PC-V1000L''' ([[User:Maxmillian|Maxmillian]] ([[User talk:Maxmillian|talk]]))
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** Very "Apple" brushed aluminum aesthetic.
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** E-ATX boards fit, but standoff holes for the top-left and top-middle positions are missing. There's a hole where the top-right standoff is supposed to be, but it's too big to screw in an ordinary standoff.
  
 
=== Candidate Cases ===
 
=== Candidate Cases ===
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These cases claim E-ATX support and are planned to be used, or were considered, by someone.
 
These cases claim E-ATX support and are planned to be used, or were considered, by someone.
  
* '''Lian Li PC-V1000L''' ([[User:Robbieab|Robbieab]] ([[User talk:Robbieab|talk]]))
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*'''Ceptagon CP-M1 (Vertical Case)'''
** Similar price point to the Supermicros with high power PSU.
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** form factor is weird
** Very "Apple" brushed aluminium aesthetic.  
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** It's a really tight fit for e-atx, but it works.
** Couldn't confirm E-ATX was fullsize.
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** You can fit in a talos 2 lite
** Passed over in favour of the SuperMicro SC747TQ-R1400B
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** a talos 2 probably won't be able to fit without taking off one of the coolers to get the motherboard in, and then putting the cooler back on
  
* '''Corsair 760T''' ([[User:mosst|mosst]])
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== CPU Cooling Modifications ==
** Reasonably cheap.
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While not officially supported, some users have chosen to modify the cooling of their systems and are satisfied with the improved cooling and decreased sound. Proceed with caution.
** Unusually tasteful aesthetics for a consumer/gaming case. Looks like something Aperture Science would come up with.
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* [[Dual 92mm fan CPU]]
** Yet to confirm if E-ATX is fullsize.
 
  
 
== Power Supplies ==
 
== Power Supplies ==
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* Corsair TX550M 80+ GOLD ([[User:MarcusC|MarcusC]])
 
* Corsair TX550M 80+ GOLD ([[User:MarcusC|MarcusC]])
 
** 2nd EPS power cable sold separately
 
** 2nd EPS power cable sold separately
* Corsair AX860
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* Corsair AX860  
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* EVGA SuperNova 1200P2 1200W Platinum([[User:mosst|mosst]])
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** Works well, but the included ATX power cables may be too short if your PSU is mounted on the bottom of the case.
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* SilverStone Strider gold S series 850W ATX. 80 plus gold certification. ([[User:Xilinder|Xilinder]])
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* [https://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=226 SilverStone Strider ST1500]
  
 
== Memory ==
 
== Memory ==
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See [[POWER9 Hardware Compatibility List/Memory]].
  
The criteria are basically "is it ECC, is it registered, is it NOT LRDIMM"
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== PCIe Devices ==
 
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See [[POWER9 Hardware Compatibility List/PCIe Devices]].
From the manual:
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
|Total Slots
 
|16 (4 channels per CPU)
 
|-
 
|Capacity
 
|2TB maximum
 
|-
 
|Memory Type
 
|DDR4 1600/1866/2133/2400/2666
 
|-
 
|Memory Features
 
|ECC
 
|-
 
|Module Sizes
 
|8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB (RDIMM)
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
 
=== Tested Memory ===
 
 
 
==== Good Memory ====
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
!colspan="6"|Module
 
!colspan="4"|Validation
 
|-
 
!Manufacturer
 
!Model
 
!Size
 
!Speed
 
!Type
 
!ECC
 
!Stepping
 
!Firmware
 
!Source
 
!Notes
 
|-
 
|Pacific Sun
 
|X10723042S
 
|8GB
 
|PC4-19200
 
|Registered
 
|Yes
 
|POWER9 DD2.1
 
|Hostboot cc2d45a
 
|Official
 
|
 
|-
 
|Hynix
 
|HMA82GR7AFR8N-UH
 
|16GB
 
|PC4-19200
 
|Registered
 
|Yes
 
|POWER9 DD2.2
 
|Hostboot e36ec63
 
|Official
 
|
 
|-
 
|Samsung
 
|M393A1G40DB0-CPB
 
|8GB
 
|PC4-17000
 
|Registered
 
|Yes
 
|POWER9 DD2.2
 
|Hostboot 30dfd3b
 
|meklort
 
|Requires [[Talos_II/Firmware|System Package v1.02]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Kingston
 
|KTH-PL424/16G
 
|16GB
 
|PC4-19200
 
|Registered
 
|Yes
 
|POWER9 DD2.1
 
|Hostboot cc2d45a
 
|Official
 
|
 
|-
 
|Micron
 
|MTA18ASF2G72PZ-2G3B1
 
|16GB
 
|PC4-19200
 
|Registered
 
|Yes
 
|POWER9 DD2.2
 
|Hostboot 28927a7
 
|Official
 
|
 
|-
 
|Micron
 
|MTA18ASF2G72PDZ-2G3D1
 
|16GB
 
|PC4-19200
 
|Registered
 
|Yes
 
|POWER9 DD2.1
 
|Hostboot cc2d45a
 
|Official
 
|
 
|-
 
|Micron
 
|MTA36ASF4G72PZ-2G6D1
 
|32GB
 
|PC4-21333
 
|Registered
 
|Yes
 
|POWER9 DD2.2
 
|Hostboot 6ffaeb4
 
|cyrozap
 
|
 
|-
 
|Samsung
 
|M393A4K40BB1-CRC
 
|32GB
 
|PC4-19200
 
|Registered
 
|Yes
 
|POWER9 DD2.1
 
|Hostboot 1e2221d
 
|Official
 
|
 
|-
 
|Samsung
 
|M393A8K40B22-CWD
 
|64GB
 
|PC4-21300
 
|Registered
 
|Yes
 
|POWER9 DD2.2
 
|Hostboot 884b60b
 
|Official
 
|
 
|-
 
|Samsung
 
|M393A2K40BB2-CTD
 
|16GB
 
|PC4-21300
 
|Registered
 
|Yes
 
|POWER9 DD2.2
 
|Hostboot 0c8fa110
 
|meklort
 
|Will run at 2400MT/s with [[Talos_II/Firmware|System Package v1.00]]
 
|-
 
|Samsung
 
|M393A4K40BB2-CTD8Q
 
|32GB
 
|PC4-21333
 
|Registered
 
|Yes
 
|POWER9 DD2.2
 
|Hostboot 28927a7
 
|luke-jr
 
|
 
|-
 
|Samsung
 
|M393A2G40EB2-CTD
 
|16GB
 
|PC4-21300V-R
 
|Registered
 
|Yes
 
|POWER9 DD2.2
 
|Hostboot 30dfd3b
 
|JSharp
 
|Tested extensively with [[Talos_II/Firmware|System Package v1.02]] but does boot on v1.00, Dual 8-Core POWER9, x8 DIMM Modules (RCS Recommended Slot Configuration)
 
|-
 
|Samsung
 
|M393A4K40CB2-CTD6Q
 
|32GB
 
|PC4-21300
 
|Registered
 
|Yes
 
|POWER9 DD2.2
 
|hostboot-884b60b
 
|kev009
 
|8 DIMMs working well
 
|-
 
|Kingston
 
|KVR24R17S8K4/32
 
|8GB
 
|PC4-19200
 
|Registered
 
|Yes
 
|POWER9 DD2.2
 
|1.04, PNOR d286337d
 
|sharkcz
 
| kit 4x 8GB, got 1 stick faulty, but 3x 8GB worked OK
 
|-
 
|Kingston
 
|KVR24R17D8/16MA
 
|16GB
 
|PC4-19200
 
|Registered
 
|Yes
 
|POWER9 DD2.2
 
|1.04, PNOR d286337d
 
|sharkcz
 
|
 
|-
 
|Crucial
 
|CT4G4RFS8266
 
|4GB
 
|PC4-21300
 
|Registered
 
|Yes
 
|POWER9 DD2.2
 
|
 
|[[User:Robbieab|Robbieab]]
 
|Purchased as the CT2K4G4RFS8266 8GB kit. Confirmed functional from the petitboot shell.
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
 
==== Incompatible Memory ====
 
 
 
NOTE: Memory may be removed from this table after firmware support has been added, or there may be a fundamental hardware incompatibility.  If you have incompatible memory listed in the table below, you may want to bookmark and check this page from time to time to see if a firmware update has resolved the issue.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
!colspan="6"|Module
 
!colspan="4"|Test Conditions
 
|-
 
!Manufacturer
 
!Model
 
!Size
 
!Speed
 
!Type
 
!ECC
 
!Stepping
 
!Firmware
 
!Last Test
 
|-
 
|Samsung
 
|M386A8K40BMB-CRC
 
|64GB
 
|DDR4-19200
 
|Registered LRDIMM
 
|Yes
 
|POWER9 DD2.1
 
|Hostboot 1e2221d
 
|02/14/2018
 
|-
 
|}
 
  
 
== SAS/SATA Storage Drives ==
 
== SAS/SATA Storage Drives ==
  
Connected via optional on-board [[PM8068]] controller, or via PCIe controller. NVMe cards are also [[#NVMe Storage Drives|supported]].
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Connected via optional on-board [[PM8068]] controller, or via PCIe controller. NVMe cards are also [[POWER9 Hardware Compatibility List/PCIe Devices#NVMe Drives|supported]].
 
 
Boards with onboard SAS have 1x MiniSAS (SFF-8643) port, and 4x standard SATA-III ports.
 
  
Microsemi Adaptec Series 8 RAID controllers do not support ATAPI CD-ROM, DVD, or tape devices. - from [[http://download.adaptec.com/pdfs/readme/microsemi_series-8-controller_readme_4_2018.pdf Microsemi Series 8 Controller README]]
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Boards with onboard SAS have one Mini-SAS HD 4i (SFF-8643) port, and four standard SATA-III ports. Both support both SAS and SATA at the electrical level.
  
== PCIe Devices ==
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Note: Microsemi Adaptec Series 8 RAID controllers [http://download.adaptec.com/pdfs/readme/microsemi_series-8-controller_readme_4_2018.pdf do not support ATAPI CD-ROM, DVD, or tape devices.]
 
 
=== Storage Controllers ===
 
 
 
* IOCrest SI-PEX40062 (Chipset: Marvell 88SE9235)
 
* LSI 9300 SAS HBAs
 
* [[PM8068]]-based SAS HBAs
 
* Supermicro AOC-SLG3-4E2P 4-port OCuLink adapter
 
 
 
=== NICs ===
 
* Chelsio T6225-SO-CR
 
 
 
=== NVMe M.2 Adapters ===
 
* [http://ableconn.com/products_2.php?gid=62 Ableconn PEXM2-SSD M.2 NGFF PCIe SSD to PCI Express 3.0 x4 Host Adapter Card (M.2 to PCIe adapter)]
 
* [http://www.delock.com/produkte/G_89370/merkmale.html Delock PCI Express x4 Card > 1 x internal NVMe M.2 Key M 80 mm - Low Profile Form Factor]
 
* [https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4RE5AU2769 JEYI SK4 M.2 NVMe(M Key) SSD to PCI-E 3.0 x4 Adapter Converter Card]
 
* [https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815124167 SYBA SI-PEX40110 M.2 PCI-e To PCI-e 3.0 x4]
 
 
 
=== NVMe Storage Drives ===
 
* Samsung 950 PRO (with M.2 to PCIe adapter)
 
* Samsung 960 EVO / PRO (with M.2 to PCIe adapter)
 
* Samsung 970 PRO (with M.2 to PCIe adapter)
 
* Intel Optane 900P NVMe XPoint PCIe
 
* Intel Optane 905P NVMe XPoint PCIe AIC
 
* WD Black PCIe (with M.2 to PCIe adapter)
 
 
 
=== Graphics Cards ===
 
 
 
No display?  Check out the [[Troubleshooting/GPU|GPU Troubleshooting]] page.
 
 
 
==== AMD ====
 
 
 
All AMD GPUs currently have DMA issues (limited to 32-bit, which can cause crashes) with the current Talos II firmware.
 
This is expected to be fixed in future firmware updates.
 
 
 
* AMD Radeon HD 5850 - Must disable onboard VGA first. Currently has issues with only using 32-bit DMA.
 
* AMD Radeon HD 7850 - Disabled onboard VGA. Using amdgpu is highly unstable, radeon driver is usable but has issues with only using 32-bit DMA.
 
* AMD Radeon HD 7950 - Must disable onboard VGA first. Currently has issues with only using 32-bit DMA.
 
* AMD Radeon R5 220
 
* AMD Radeon R5 230 - Works in BE mode (use <code>Option "AccelMethod" "EXA"</code> for Xorg)
 
* AMD Radeon R7 240
 
* Radeon R9 290X
 
* AMD Radeon Pro WX7100 (Polaris10 core) - Available pre-installed on Talos II workstation, server, and desktop configurations.
 
* AMD Radeon Pro WX5100
 
* AMD Radeon Pro WX4100 (Polaris11 core) - May need at least linux 4.16 in order to get Xorg to work.
 
 
 
The core name is important when storing the firmware into the BOOTKERNFW partition in PNOR for use by skiroot.
 
 
 
==== NVIDIA ====
 
* NVIDIA Corporation G96 [GeForce 9500 GT] (rev a1) - Works in petitboot if onboard VGA is disabled. Currently has issues with only using 32-bit DMA. No firmware needed.
 
 
 
=== Sound Cards ===
 
 
 
* Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX SB1570 PCIe 5.1 Sound Card
 
* Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity PCIe Audio Sound Card (SB0880)
 
* AMD Radeon HD 5850 and 7950 (HDMI audio)
 
* [http://www.vantecusa.com/products_detail.php?p_id=156&p_name=+USB+Stereo+Audio+Adapter&pc_id=9&pc_name=Adapters&pt_id=3&pt_name=Audio+%2B++Video#tab-1 VANTEC NBA-120U (USB)]
 
* [http://mackie.com/products/onyx-blackjack Mackie Onyx Blackjack (USB) Recording Interface]
 
* RME HDSPe AIO (FreeBSD tested)
 
 
 
=== USB controllers ===
 
==== Working ====
 
* Insignia USB 3.0 PCI-e NS-PCCUP53 V1.0 (NEC D720202 chipset)
 
* Terminus Technology Inc. FE 2.1 7-port Hub
 
 
 
==== non-working ====
 
* AXAGON PCEU-43V - chipset Via VL805 - PCI id 1106/3483
 
 
 
== CAPI Devices ==
 
 
 
* Mellanox ConnectX-6 EN 200Gb/s Adapter Card
 
  
 
== Serial Adapters for J7701 Header ==
 
== Serial Adapters for J7701 Header ==
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=== DTK/INTEL (compatible) ===
 
=== DTK/INTEL (compatible) ===
 
* CablesToGo 09480 (unverified)
 
* CablesToGo 09480 (unverified)
* StarTech PLATE9MLP (unverified)
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* [https://www.pccables.com/DB9M-TO-IDC10-SERIAL-DTK-PORT.html DB9M TO IDC10 SERIAL DTK PORT 07121]
* Assmann Serial Slot Bracket AK-610300-003-E, sold under PremiumCord brand (used by [[User:Sharkcz|Sharkcz]])
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* Assmann Serial Slot Bracket AK-610300-003-E
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** Sold under PremiumCord brand (used by [[User:Sharkcz|Sharkcz]])
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** These are also available from Dodax.co.uk as the Digitus AK-610300-003-E[https://www.dodax.co.uk/en-gb/electronics/interface-cards-adapters/digitus-digitus-ak-610300-003-e-dpVEDMTJ26MK9/] (tested by [[User:Ullbeking|Ullbeking]])
 
* E-ITX ACC3100[https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DSTTDQW/] (tested by [[User:Bdragon|Bdragon]])
 
* E-ITX ACC3100[https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DSTTDQW/] (tested by [[User:Bdragon|Bdragon]])
  
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* StarTech PLATE9M16
 
* StarTech PLATE9M16
 
* Gigabyte COM port
 
* Gigabyte COM port
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* CablesToGo 27550 (labelled Intel-compatible, but does not work) [https://www.cablestogo.com/product/27550/16in-db9m-serial-rs232-add-a-port-adapter-cable-with-bracket-for-intel-motherboards]
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== Serial Adapters for BMC TTL Auxiliary Serial Header ==
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* Adafruit USB to TTL Serial Cable - Debug / Console Cable for Raspberry Pi [https://www.adafruit.com/product/954]
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Unfortunately the auxiliary serial port is disabled in software by default.  To enable it temporarily for a given boot, interrupt U-Boot through the serial port in the prior section, and then enter the following commands at the '''ast#''' prompt:
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<pre>
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setenv fit 0x20080000
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setenv other_rfs 0x20300000
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setenv uart2_fdt 0x90000000
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fdt addr ${fit}
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fdt get addr fit_fdt /images/fdt@1 data
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fdt move ${fit_fdt} ${uart2_fdt}
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fdt addr ${uart2_fdt}
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fdt resize
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setenv pin_path "/ahb/apb/syscon@1e6e2000/pinctrl@1e6e2000/"
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setenv phandle 80
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for pin in txd2 rxd2 nrts2 ndtr2 ndsr2 ncts2 ndcd2 nri2
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do
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    fdt set ${pin_path}${pin}_default linux,phandle <${phandle}>
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    fdt set ${pin_path}${pin}_default phandle <${phandle}>
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    setexpr phandle ${phandle} + 1
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done
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setenv uart2_path "/ahb/apb/serial@1e78d000"
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fdt set ${uart2_path} status "okay"
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fdt set ${uart2_path} pinctrl-names "default"
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fdt set ${uart2_path} pinctrl-0 <0x00000050 0x00000051 0x00000052 0x00000053 0x00000054 0x00000055 0x00000056 0x00000057>
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fdt addr ${fit}
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if fdt get value ramdisk_conf /configurations/conf@1 ramdisk
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then
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    bootm ${fit}#conf@1 ${fit}#conf@1 ${uart2_fdt}
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else
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    bootm ${fit}#conf@1 ${other_rfs} ${uart2_fdt}
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fi
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</pre>
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After the system has booted, you can enable logins over the auxiliary serial port with:
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<pre>
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systemctl start serial-getty@ttyS1.service
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</pre>
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[[Category:Compatibility List]]

Revision as of 21:49, 2 September 2019

This is a collection of components known to work with the Talos™ II-based solutions. It's maintained by both Raptor CS and community members.

Cases

Good Cases

These cases were successfully used by someone.

  • InWin 909
    • Installation: Full-tower easily houses Talos II motherboard additionally requires no modifications, compatible out of the box.
    • Note on Second CPU: Second CPU installation may be difficult in this case due to front panel connectors being too short and requiring a routing configuration that blocks second CPU installation. Accommodating a second CPU likely requires pulling out the soldering iron and extending the connectors.
    • General Note: Case is almost one-solid piece of aluminum and tempered glass; just one of the best looking cases on the market if one can find it.
  • SuperMicro SC732i-500B
    • Not recommended for 12 core and higher CPUs
  • SuperMicro SC732D4-903B
    • Add-on sound card recommended
    • Add-on USB 2.0 card or USB 3.0 hub recommended
  • SuperMicro SC747TQ-R1400B or SC747TG-R1400B-SQ
    • Hot swap drive capable; SAS recommended
    • Recommended for use with one or more high-end GPUs
    • Listed as EoL by Supermicro, replaced with 1620 versions. Same fan modules and PDU used in newer, higher watt, version. (Robbieab (talk))
    • System Assembly Video - SC747TG-R1400B-SQ
  • Rosewill RSV-L4500
    • Fans are two wire and use molex connectors
  • TCG TGC-H4-650
    • Physical dimensions and mounting hardware fit perfectly
    • Extremely Inexpensive Bare-bones 4U Chassis
  • Lian Li PC-P80
    • Missing one standoff by the I/O shield
    • PW-IS40AV85AI0 upgrades the front panel to USB3

Problematic Cases

  • BeQuiet Dark Base 900 (Robbieab (talk))
    • Claims to support E-ATX on the BeQuiet website
    • Infographic showing the motherboard space to only be 322mm deep, which is 8.2mm short of the full-size E-ATX.
    • Emailed them for clarification, but no response. Can't confirm either way.
  • SuperMicro SC822
    • Low speed fans provide insufficient airflow over CPU0, leading to overheating if more than one 4-core CPU is installed.
    • SuperMicro PWS-1K62P-1R PSUs are defective as designed and a hardware fix is required, this thing is literally feeding PWM signals into a *protection system level gated pin* //(Talos™ II Secure Workstation TL2WK2 is unaffected, as there's a hardware fix RCS developed and deploys on the TL2WK2)
    • Partial mitigation possible with patch for FPGA and external programmer (Bus Pirate 3.6a works) to flash it. After flashing place jumper on FPGA mode switch 1 header (page 39 of current manual). Fix is just a hack and unreliable.
    • Said PSUs are VERY loud.
    • probably possible to mitigate both mentioned problems by installing 2xPWS-1K28P-SQ (verification in progress, will update page)
  • Athena Power RM-3U8G1043
    • Some motherboard standoffs needed to be removed, and others needed additional hight.
    • There was no standoff hole for the top right.
    • The support beam across the top of the case interferes with CPU2 heatsink, but can be easily removed.

Standoff Issues

Stand off issues appear to be a very common problem. In many cases mitigation may be possible.

  • Fractal Design Define XL R2
    • Missing standoff holes for the top-left and top-middle positions.
    • Some alternative standoff in at least the top-middle position may be required to prevent too much bending of the motherboard while inserting RAM.
  • Thermaltake Core W100 (See the Morgan's Revenge, by JollyRoger)
    • The positions of some standoffs are under components mounted on the back of the board. Careful measurement and attachment of only the standoffs that fit prior to installation of the motherboard is a necessity to avoid damaging the motherboard upon installation.
    • An add-on internal USB header is necessary to activate the extra 2 USB3 ports on the front panel.
    • The case is very spacious, with plenty of room and lots of space for many fans. Works well to provide necessary airflow and pressure within the case.
    • It is extremely important to have a good quality, powerful fan capable of withstanding high temperatures is required for the rear exhaust fan, which is very close to the rear CPU exhaust. A low quality fan in the rear exhaust port may hinder cooling.
  • Thermaltake Core W200
    • Heavy, expensive, massive.
    • Compatible with caveats
      • Talos™ II mainboard will fit in E-ATX compatible side only (when viewed from rear of case, the right side) if the dual system case.
      • Missing standoff holes for the top-left and top-middle positions. (non-essential but ensure proper support when inserting and removing RAM to avoid bending mainboard)
      • Must remove wire-hole rubber grommets present under Talos™ II mainboard on right lower side for proper fit
  • Nanoxia Deep Silence2 (Sharkcz, q66)
    • missing top-middle standoff hole, but I've used a plastic "flat" standoff instead (Sharkcz)
    • also missing top-left standoff hole at least on earlier DS2 revisions (q66, solved by drilling holes for both top-left and top-middle without using plastic standoffs, I sent feedback to Nanoxia in late December 2016 so perhaps the top-left hole was introduced silently)
    • all other standoff holes are present on the case
    • Power LED - red goes to pin 15, black to pin 16
  • RAIJINTEK ASTERION PLUS (Model 0R200049) (cyrozap)
    • Missing standoff holes for the top-left and top-middle positions.
      • As a workaround the standoffs can be unscrewed and placed upside-down (screw threads facing up) under the motherboard holes.
      • This actually works surprisingly well, and thanks to the other screw points the motherboard is rigid enough that I don't worry too much about the weight of the HSFs flexing it.
      • That said, it's probably a good idea to always transport the system on its side and avoid bumping it if possible.
    • The hinged panels that open with handles are much nicer than fiddling with thumb screws, but annoying since it makes it slightly trickier to do things that involve both the inside and back panel of the case (e.g., inserting PCI-e cards).
    • The PSU is at the very bottom of the case, while all the motherboard power connectors are at the very top of the case, so this can cause some issues if your PSU's cables aren't long enough.
      • The EPS12V cables on my power supply had a few inches left over, but the main motherboard power cable was just barely able to reach from the other side of the case to the power connector.
    • The front of the case is sheet metal stuck to plastic using some double-sided adhesive tape, which doesn't seem to work very well.
      • When I received the case the front metal was starting to peel off a few inches (several cm) at the top and bottom.
      • It sticks back in place when I press on it, but I may need to get some better adhesive and re-apply it later.
    • For $170, I was hoping for something a little more robust, but at least it's pretty.
  • possible mitigation is plastic standoff like ASS-10
  • Corsair 760T (mosst)
    • Reasonably cheap.
    • Unusually tasteful aesthetics for a consumer/gaming case. Looks like something Aperture Science would come up with.
    • E-ATX boards fit, but the top-left and top-middle standoffs are missing, however this isn't much of a problem as the I/O panel helps hold the board in place.
    • Cable management may be difficult, as E-ATX boards cover most of the cable holes.
  • Lian Li PC-V1000L (Maxmillian (talk))
    • Very "Apple" brushed aluminum aesthetic.
    • E-ATX boards fit, but standoff holes for the top-left and top-middle positions are missing. There's a hole where the top-right standoff is supposed to be, but it's too big to screw in an ordinary standoff.

Candidate Cases

These cases claim E-ATX support and are planned to be used, or were considered, by someone.

  • Ceptagon CP-M1 (Vertical Case)
    • form factor is weird
    • It's a really tight fit for e-atx, but it works.
    • You can fit in a talos 2 lite
    • a talos 2 probably won't be able to fit without taking off one of the coolers to get the motherboard in, and then putting the cooler back on

CPU Cooling Modifications

While not officially supported, some users have chosen to modify the cooling of their systems and are satisfied with the improved cooling and decreased sound. Proceed with caution.

Power Supplies

When planning to run with both CPU sockets populated keep in mind that the power-supply should support also 2 8-pin EPS connectors.

  • Seasonic PRIME 1300W
  • Seasonic PRIME Ultra 850W Gold
  • Seasonic PRIME Ultra 650W
  • Seasonic PRIME Ultra Titanium 1000W (SSR-1000TR)
  • FSP Group Twins ATX 1+1 Dual Module 700W 80 PLUS GOLD Hot Swappable Redundant Digital Power Supply (ebrasca)
    • Customer reported good build quality and proper functionality
  • Corsair TX550M 80+ GOLD (MarcusC)
    • 2nd EPS power cable sold separately
  • Corsair AX860
  • EVGA SuperNova 1200P2 1200W Platinum(mosst)
    • Works well, but the included ATX power cables may be too short if your PSU is mounted on the bottom of the case.
  • SilverStone Strider gold S series 850W ATX. 80 plus gold certification. (Xilinder)
  • SilverStone Strider ST1500

Memory

See POWER9 Hardware Compatibility List/Memory.

PCIe Devices

See POWER9 Hardware Compatibility List/PCIe Devices.

SAS/SATA Storage Drives

Connected via optional on-board PM8068 controller, or via PCIe controller. NVMe cards are also supported.

Boards with onboard SAS have one Mini-SAS HD 4i (SFF-8643) port, and four standard SATA-III ports. Both support both SAS and SATA at the electrical level.

Note: Microsemi Adaptec Series 8 RAID controllers do not support ATAPI CD-ROM, DVD, or tape devices.

Serial Adapters for J7701 Header

DTK/INTEL (compatible)

AT/EVEREX (not compatible)

  • StarTech PLATE9M16
  • Gigabyte COM port
  • CablesToGo 27550 (labelled Intel-compatible, but does not work) [3]

Serial Adapters for BMC TTL Auxiliary Serial Header

  • Adafruit USB to TTL Serial Cable - Debug / Console Cable for Raspberry Pi [4]

Unfortunately the auxiliary serial port is disabled in software by default. To enable it temporarily for a given boot, interrupt U-Boot through the serial port in the prior section, and then enter the following commands at the ast# prompt:

setenv fit 0x20080000
setenv other_rfs 0x20300000
setenv uart2_fdt 0x90000000
fdt addr ${fit}
fdt get addr fit_fdt /images/fdt@1 data
fdt move ${fit_fdt} ${uart2_fdt}
fdt addr ${uart2_fdt}
fdt resize
setenv pin_path "/ahb/apb/syscon@1e6e2000/pinctrl@1e6e2000/"
setenv phandle 80
for pin in txd2 rxd2 nrts2 ndtr2 ndsr2 ncts2 ndcd2 nri2
do
    fdt set ${pin_path}${pin}_default linux,phandle <${phandle}>
    fdt set ${pin_path}${pin}_default phandle <${phandle}>
    setexpr phandle ${phandle} + 1
done
setenv uart2_path "/ahb/apb/serial@1e78d000"
fdt set ${uart2_path} status "okay"
fdt set ${uart2_path} pinctrl-names "default"
fdt set ${uart2_path} pinctrl-0 <0x00000050 0x00000051 0x00000052 0x00000053 0x00000054 0x00000055 0x00000056 0x00000057>
fdt addr ${fit}
if fdt get value ramdisk_conf /configurations/conf@1 ramdisk
then
    bootm ${fit}#conf@1 ${fit}#conf@1 ${uart2_fdt}
else
    bootm ${fit}#conf@1 ${other_rfs} ${uart2_fdt}
fi

After the system has booted, you can enable logins over the auxiliary serial port with:

systemctl start serial-getty@ttyS1.service