[Beowulf] Reccomendations For Beowulf Cluster SMP Motherboards?
hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Tue Jun 13 23:13:15 EDT 2006
> > I have had nightmare experiences in the past with "server-class"
> > motherboards that barfed under SMP Linux.
SMP-specific barfage sounds very strange. might this have been in
the dark ages with dual-intel boards that had bad apic buses? or
athlon-mp's? things are very different now. I don't believe there's
much of anything SMP-oriented that the board vendor needs to do...
> I've had very good luck with SuperMicro for a while now. My preferred
I tend to Tyan for supra-desktop machines, though expect most SuperMicro
and MSI would also do OK.
> dual core nodes use the H8DAR-T motherboard. The SATA chipset isn't
> supported, but a 2 port 3ware fixes that right up (and is rock-solid to
well, there is a sata_mv driver; I think I've seen positive reports:
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