Introducing Blackbird
 
Blackbird™ — the world's first desktop-sized, µATX computing system to support the new PCIe 4.0 standard — also boasts a powerful, energy efficient POWER9 CPU, next-generation security, and a low price tailored to software developers. Let the convenience and security of Blackbird™ safeguard your computing!
 
PCI Express 4.0

PCIe 4.0 is here. Double your interconnect performance from 8GT/s to 16GT/s. Lower your power use. Enable development of next-generation cards. Be ready for tomorrow's requirements today with Blackbird™.
 
POWER9

Blackbird™ provides easy, cost effective desktop access to the 14nm POWER9 processor, built on IBM OpenPOWER technology. POWER9's large caches and high SMT levels ensure your applications run smoothly, even with full system utilization. Hardware virtualization extensions keep your VMs running at near-native speeds.
 
Trusted Security

Blackbird™ drives the state of the art of secure computing forward. Blackbird™ gives you — and only you — full control of your machine's security. Rest assured knowing that only your authorized software and firmware are running via POWER9's secure boot features. Don't trust us? Look at the secure boot sources yourself — and modify them as you wish. That's the power of Blackbird™.
 
Simple Upgrades

Expand your Blackbird™ system with easy access to upgrades and replacement parts! You don't need to call in a support technician to upgrade your machine for you; simply purchase the new parts online and install them at your convenience. Need more computing power for your office or datacenter, but want to keep Blackbird™'s security and owner control advantages? Check out its larger cousin, the Talos™ II line!
 
Efficient

Break the rules — Blackbird™ delivers power and energy efficiency to your desktop! With support for CPUs with a TDP of 160W and under, Blackbird™ brings you the energy-sipping POWER9 CPU for daily tasks. Don't let energy concerns hold your computing back; forge ahead with Blackbird™.
 
OpenBMC

Like our other products, Blackbird™ ships with fully open and auditable BMC firmware, based on the Open BMC project. Gone are the days when you had to carefully isolate the buggy, insecure BMC port from threats at the firewall level. With Blackbird™, the BMC is just another Linux system that can be maintained as part of normal workflow. Find a bug or vulnerability? No problem; just patch, recompile, and install.
 
Blackbird™ Systems and Options

 

Basic Blackbird™ Bundle (4-Core CPU)
BK1B01
Basic Blackbird™ Bundle (4-Core CPU)

Order online for $1,279.99
Current Status: Full Production

 
Basic Blackbird™ Bundle (8-Core CPU)
BK1B02
Basic Blackbird™ Bundle (8-Core CPU)

Order online for $1,604.99
Current Status: Full Production

 
Blackbird™ Parts and Accessories

 

Blackbird™ Mainboard (Board Only)
BK1MB1
Blackbird™ Mainboard (Board Only)

Order online for $999.99
Current Status: Full Production

 
IBM POWER9 CPU (4-Core)
CP9M01
IBM POWER9 CPU (4-Core)

Order online for $375.00
Current Status: In Stock

 
IBM POWER9 CPU (8-core)
CP9M02
IBM POWER9 CPU (8-Core)

Order online for $595.00
Current Status: In Stock

 
3U HSF Assembly for POWER9 CPUs
TL2HS3
3U HSF Assembly for POWER9 CPUs

Order online for $120.00
Current Status: In Stock

 
2U Heatsink Assembly for POWER9 CPUs
TL2HS2
2U Heatsink Assembly for POWER9 CPUs

Order online for $85.00
Current Status: In Stock

 
Hex Driver for POWER9 HSF
TL2HD1
Hex Driver for POWER9 HSF

Order online for $12.50
Current Status: In Stock

 
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