ideal motherboard for diskless beowulf

Major Chai Mee Joon chaimj at majorlinux.com
Thu Jun 12 13:59:19 EDT 2003


Hi,
 
> On Wed, 11 Jun 2003, kolokoutsas konstantinos wrote:
> 
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I am in the process of designing a 12-node diskless
> > cluster. I am going with AMD CPUs, but not quite
> > confident which mobo to use, for serving the following
> > with a limited budget:
> > 
> > - (must)  onboard LAN
> > - (must)  proven Linux (RH7.2) compatibility
> > - (ideal) micro-atx 
> > - (ideal) wide range of CPU support, i.e. from Duron
> > sub-GHz up to XP 2600+
> > - (bonus) some overclocking capabilities

You just have to be careful if you're using the the latest boards
unless you like to get your hands dirty.

eg. Asus A7N8X Deluxe Board based on nVidia's Nforce2-Chipset,
as the onboard Nvidia Ethernet requires the driver supplied by nVidia.


Regards,

Major Chai

MajorLinux.com

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