[Beowulf] Supermicro H8SSL-R10 versus H8SSL-i motherboards,, Broadcom SATA chips

Bruce Allen ballen at gravity.phys.uwm.edu
Wed Jan 25 21:05:01 EST 2006


>>>> http://www.supermicro.com/Aplus/motherboard/Opteron/HT1000/H8SSL-R10.cfm

>>> We too are waiting for SMicro to release the Serverworks boards with
>>> **functioning** RAID on them. For example we are using their 1020P-T
>>> server, but for now have to use a 3rd party card, such as the 3Ware
>>> 9550 to get this working.
>>>
>>> As I understand it the problem is something in the SWorks/Broadcom chip.
>>
>> OK.  Thanks for confirming this problem.
>>
> Some good news: There are now new BIOS revs for these Serverworks
> chipset boards enabling the RAID.
> WE have not yet tested it, but that is coming soon.

I don't see any BIOS revs after 14 Dec 2005 at the URL above.  Do you have 
a pointer?

Cheers,
 	Bruce
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