opteron problems

Joel Jaeggli joelja at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Fri Sep 19 16:39:09 EDT 2003


On Fri, 19 Sep 2003, Glen Kaukola wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> We've purchased a few Opteron's to play with, and they're turning out to 
> not be very stable.  The motherboard in the systems is the Tyan Thunder 
> K8S S2280, and I'm running Red Hat 9 on two of them and Suse 8.2 x86_64 
> beta on the other two.  Each machine has the latest version of the bios 
> from Tyan's website.  I'm running the setiathome client, and a few of 
> our own applications to stress test the systems.  All the machines seem 
> to either lock up, crash with a kernel panic, or reboot out of the 
> blue.  The lock ups, crashes, and reboots seem to happen at random about 
> once a day, to once every 3 days.
> 
> So, I was wondering if anyone else has had similar issues, and if you 
> figured out any way to overcome them?

we have 4 rioworks hdama boards with two 240s ea and two 1GB pc 2110 dimms 
interleaved in the primary cpu's bank 0 and 2. They've been pretty stable 
so far (about 6weeks).
 
> Thanks for your time,
> Glen
> 
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