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The Tehnoethical D16 Workstation is a powerful desktop computer which features the dual-socket Asus KGPE-D16 mainboard preinstalled with Libreboot, the fully free BIOS replacement, and in the default basic configuration, one 16-core AMD Opteron x86_64 CPU with a high-performance Noctua cooler on top, one 16GB of ECC DDR3 RAM module, a free software compatible fanless graphics card, and an efficient 650W 80+ Gold certified PSU, all that in a great looking and cable-clutter-free case. Please check the Specification tab for more details and upgrade options.
The D16 Workstation is compatible with fully free GNU/Linux operating systems (like Trisquel, Parabola, Dragora, gNewSense, etc). Enjoy the freedom of having the best control of your computing, privacy and security by using the Technoethical D16 Workstation.
This system is the most powerful computer you can have running free software, right from the computer startup software. It's ideal for having a graphics or video processing station, or a rendering machine. You can also use it as your own high-power home or small-business server.
Libreboot is the fully free BIOS/UEFI replacement endorsed by the FSF. It is based on Coreboot, having the nonfree parts removed and better build system. While most people tend to overlook the importance of having fully free BIOS/UEFI and bootloaders, emphasizing only the need to have a free main operating system, these lower layers of the computer can contain backdoors and security vulnerabilities which have the potential to violate user's freedoms and privacy.
However, the control over your computer with a fully free BIOS is incomplete without a fully free GNU operating system, endorsed by the FSF and other free software organizations like Ceata. A fully free system doesn't preinstall, host or recommend nonfree software. Thus users can feel protected from the dangers of proprietary world and also feel part of the community which contributes to the advancement of the free digital society. The society which Richard Stallman has envisioned and has been fighting for more than 30 years. We recommend you to install such an operating system on the Tehnoethical D16 Workstation in order to have freedom also on this level.
Technoethical donates 5% of the sale profits of this mainboard to FSF, the main sponsor of the GNU Project. We list the donations on the page Technoethical donations.
|CPU||1x AMD Opteron 6276, 64-bit, 16 cores, 2.6Ghz, socket G34. Upgradable to 2x CPUs|
|Cooling||1x Noctua NH U9DO A3, single tower type heatsink, 6 heatpipes, 2x Noctua NF-B9 120mm low-noise fans. Upgradable to 2x Noctua NH U9DO A3|
|RAM||1x 16GB, DDR3 1600 RDIMM ECC. Upgradable to 128GB = 8x 16GB|
|HDD||Not included (provided separately on request)|
|Wired network||2 x Intel 82574L, 10/100/1000 Ethernet, Gigabit LAN|
|Wired network port||2x 8P8C (T568, "RJ45")|
|Audio||5.1 channels sound card, optical S/PDIF|
|Speakers||Not included, but possible to connect your own|
|Video ports||1x HDMI, 1xDVI-I, 1x VGA|
|Power supply||Seasonic G-Series SSR-650RM 650W 80+ Gold|
|BIOS||Proprietary BIOS is replaced with Libreboot|
|Operating system||None preinstalled, but compatible with fully free GNU/Linux distributions|