[Beowulf] ECC support on motherboards?

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Mon May 12 20:23:46 EDT 2008


Greg Lindahl wrote:
> On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 07:39:35PM -0400, Joe Landman wrote:
> 
>> Server class boards generally do ECC.  Desktop class generally do not.
> 
> My local gamer PC shop was easily able to find desktop mobos with ECC
> for me; they have a summary of the spec sheets from somewhere. They'd
> never actually sold one, nor any ECC memory, but they knew how to
> order it.
> 
> It's kind of tedious to go through the motherboard manuals yourself,
> which is why I was lazy and called a shop. (These are our dev
> machines @ Blekko...)

Gamer PCs for dev?  50 inch displays?  Cool ....

These days many systems can do either.  Took me all of 30 seconds on the 
web to determine this per MB I checked into.  Not hard, though I suspect 
a quick google (or eventually, blekko :) ) will tell us.

Joe

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