Talos™ II Lite Base Chassis
Talos™ II Lite Base Chassis including:
  • EATX chassis with 500W ATX power supply
  • A single Talos™ II Lite EATX mainboard
  • One 3U POWER9 heatsink / fan (HSF) assembly
  • 2 front panel USB 2.0 ports
  • Recovery DVD

The Talos™ II Lite mainboard is a reduced cost version of our legenday Talos II mainboard™, which was the first modern (post-2013), owner-controllable, workstation- and enterprise-class mainboard. Built around the brand-new IBM POWER9 processor, and leveraging Linux and OpenPOWER™ technology, Talos™ II Lite allows you to secure your data without sacrificing performance or breaking the bank. Designed with a fully owner-controlled CPU domain, you can audit and modify any portion of the open source firmware on the Talos™ II Lite mainboard, all the way down to the CPU microcode. This is an unprecedented level of access for any modern workstation- or enterprise-class machine, and one that is increasingly needed to assure safety and compliance with new regulations, such as the EU's GDPR.

An owner-controlled, CPU-based secure boot mode also is available at any time. When secure boot is properly configured, and if the mainboard is located in a physically secure environment (e.g., a datacenter or locked workstation case), you can be assured that only your pre-approved and pre-audited firmware, kernel, and user space components are executing on a Talos™ II or Talos™ II Lite system.


  • 1 POWER9-compatible CPU socket
    • CPU sold separately
    • Supports up to our top-end 22 core POWER9 CPU
    • EATX form factor
  • 8 DDR4 ECC registered RAM slots
    • Individual 128GB DDR4 DIMM support
    • Supports up to 1TB total main system memory
  • 1 PCIe 4.0 x16 slot
  • 1 PCIe 4.0 x8 slot
  • 2 Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • 4 USB 3.0 ports
    • 2 external
    • 2 on internal header
  • 1 USB 2.0 port
  • 1 external RS-232 port
  • 1 internal RS-232 port header
  • 1 ASpeed BMC with OpenBMC
  • 1 VGA video port

Secure and control your computing today with a modern, expandable Talos™ II Lite system!


NOTE: A Talos™ II Lite system cannot be expanded to dual CPUs. If you need dual CPU support please see our Talos™ II offerings.

NOTE: Talos™ II Lite systems ordered with SAS are "special order" and will incur delays in shipment while they are manufactured. Orders placed with the SAS controller are nonrefundable and Raptor Computing Systems reserves the right to cancel and refund orders placed with the SAS option enabled..

NOTE: This desktop development system is sold for use as a POWER9 development platform only. Purchaser is responsible for certification and compliance if required in the destination environment. Certified systems such as the TL2WK2 and TL2SV2 are also available for purchase.

NOTE: POWER HSF assemblies use a unique high-pressure locking mechanism to ensure proper CPU contact. The included HSF assembly will require a 5/32" hex driver, such as our TL2HD1, for attachment and removal.

NOTE: Product images shown are representative of the product being sold, but may vary slightly from the product as shipped due to continuous improvement and related changes.


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