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Revision as of 04:33, 18 April 2018

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

These cases were successfully used by someone.

  • 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
    • 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))

Known problematic cases

  • 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.
  • 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.

Candidate Cases

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

  • Nanoxia Deep Silence2 (Sharkcz)
  • Thermal Take Core W100/W200/WP100/WP200 (Robbieab (talk))
    • Heavy, expensive, massive.
    • Similar price point to the Supermicros with high power PSU + fans.
    • Passed over in favour of the SuperMicro SC747TQ-R1400B
  • Lian Li PC-V1000L (Robbieab (talk))
    • Similar price point to the Supermicros with high power PSU.
    • Very "Apple" brushed aluminium aesthetic.
    • Couldn't confirm E-ATX was fullsize.
    • Passed over in favour of the SuperMicro SC747TQ-R1400B
  • Corsair 760T (mosst)
    • Reasonably cheap.
    • Unusually tasteful aesthetics for a consumer/gaming case. Looks like something Aperture Science would come up with.
    • Yet to confirm if E-ATX is fullsize.
  • Bitfenix Aurora (MarcusC)
    • Seems to be missing some standoff holes, modification may be required

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

Memory

The criteria are basically "is it ECC, is it registered, is it NOT LRDIMM"

From the manual:

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

Module Validation
Manufacturer Model Size Speed Type ECC Stepping Firmware Source Notes
Pacific Sun X10723042S 8GB DDR4-19200 Registered Yes POWER9 DD2.1 Hostboot cc2d45a Official
Kingston KTH-PL424/16G 16GB DDR4-19200 Registered Yes POWER9 DD2.1 Hostboot cc2d45a Official
Micron MTA18ASF2G72PZ-2G3B1 16GB DDR4-19200 Registered Yes POWER9 DD2.2 Hostboot 28927a7 Official
Micron MTA18ASF2G72PDZ-2G3D1 16GB DDR4-19200 Registered Yes POWER9 DD2.1 Hostboot cc2d45a Official
Samsung M393A4K40BB1-CRC 32GB DDR4-19200 Registered Yes POWER9 DD2.1 Hostboot 1e2221d Official
Samsung M393A2K40BB2-CTD 16GB DDR4-21300 Registered Yes POWER9 DD2.2 Hostboot 0c8fa11 meklort Will run at 2400MT/s with System Package v1.00
Samsung M393A4K40BB2-CTD8Q 32GB DDR4-21333 Registered Yes POWER9 DD2.2 Hostboot 28927a7 luke-jr

Known 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.

Module Test Conditions
Manufacturer Model Size Speed Type ECC Stepping Firmware Last Test Notes
Samsung M393A1G40DB0-CPB 8GB DDR4-17000 Registered Yes POWER9 DD2.2 Hostboot 1e2221d 04/17/2018 Requires a custom hostboot with 0c8fa11
Samsung M386A8K40BMB-CRC 64GB DDR4-19200 Registered LRDIMM Yes POWER9 DD2.1 Hostboot 1e2221d 02/14/2018

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 1x MiniSAS (or something like that? confirm!) port, and 4x standard SATA-III ports.

PCIe Devices

Storage Controllers

  • LSI 9300 SAS HBAs
  • PM8068-based SAS HBAs

NVMe Storage Drives

  • Samsung 960 EVO / PRO (with M.2 to PCIe adapter)

Graphics Cards

  • AMD Radeon HD 5850 - Must disable onboard VGA with firmware hack first
  • AMD Radeon HD 7950 - Must disable onboard VGA with firmware hack first
  • Radeon R9 290X
  • AMD Radeon Pro WX7100 - Available pre-installed on Talos II workstation, server, and desktop configurations.
  • AMD Radeon Pro WX4100 - May need at least linux 4.16 in order to get Xorg to work.

No display? Check out the GPU Troubleshooting page.

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)

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CAPI Devices

  • Mellanox ConnectX-6 EN 200Gb/s Adapter Card