Tyan 2720 motherboard for Xeons (fwd)

Ivan Oleynik oleynik at chuma.cas.usf.edu
Mon Jun 24 12:40:15 EDT 2002


Does anyone agree with Steve's opinion?

Ivan

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Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 10:03:18 -0400
From: Steve Gaudet <SGaudet at turbotekcomputer.com>
To: 'Ivan Oleynik' <oleynik at chuma.cas.usf.edu>
Subject: RE: Tyan 2720 motherboard for Xeons

Ivan,

> I have heard from one of beowulf engineers that Tyan 2720 
> motherboard for
> dual Xeon CPUs has some serious problems including Memory, ECC and
> Bios. And Super Micro P4DME-M is offered as an alternative.
> 
> At the same time I have also been told by other people that 
> Tyan 2720UNG
> is very fast motherboad for clustering solutions. 
> 
> I would appreciate very much to get some information and guidance
> regarding the best motherboard for dual Xeons (2.2 Ghz).

Off the record, Tyan has always been junk.  They have a tendency to put
something new out in the market place and have the customers debug it.
Recent case in point is the firmware issues Hard Data spoke of on the Tiger.
However, after 6 months in the field its usually ok.

SuperMicro on the other hand is very good.

Regards,

Steve Gaudet 
Linux Solutions Engineer
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