Interested in a libre-friendly, built to order desktop/workstation?
The Vikings KGPE-D16 mainboard is a high-end, reliable and server-grade x86 mainboard that is certified with FSF’s RYF (Respects Your Freedom) certificate.
Thanks to the work of Raptor Engineering/Coreboot it comes with absolutely no proprietary software, firmware blobs or backdoors, unlike all other x86 server or workstation systems.
The Free Software Foundation’s “Respects Your Freedom” hardware product certification
The Vikings D16 mainboard laptop fully meets the criteria for the FSF’s hardware endorsement program and was certified on 2017-03-03
The Vikings KGPE-D16 mainboard comes with coreboot and a Petitboot payload.
One of the good things about having a libre-friendly system is that you can replace the boot firmware from the user-space of your operating system.
The Vikings D16 is trusted by organizations that care about privacy and user freedom, such as:
- The Guix System Distribution (GuixSD), France (user report)
- Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany
- Resau Koumbit, Canada
We also donate a 1U dual-CPU server based on the KGPE-D16 to the Free Software Foundation since 2019.
The Vikings D16 mainboard and the optional CPUs are refurbished/used parts. Vikings does rigorous testing of all parts and also gives a comprehensive guarantee for all parts of the system.
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.