CCL:Motherboards and Linux question (fwd)

Guignon Thomas guignon2 at
Thu Aug 9 17:42:44 EDT 2001

Le Jeudi  9 Août 2001 19:17, Eugene Leitl a écrit :
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> Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2001 11:22:50 -0400
> From: Todd Raeker <raeker at>
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> Subject: CCL:Motherboards and Linux question
> Hi All,
>   I will be building a 16 node Linux cluster for ab initio calculations and
> MD simulations from scratch and have narrowed down my choice of micro ATX
> motherboards to two options. They are the ASUS A7S-VM and the Shuttle
> MS21N. Does anyone have any experience with either of these?  I have no
> experience with either board and other people I have talked to only the
> ASUS ATX boards.
> Thanks
Be carefull with the ASUS A7S-VM (chipset SIS 730S) because of integrated 
graphics card:
if it does no have its own memory it will use a part of main memory for 
graphics so ramdac and other chips will use a part of main memory bandwidth
(up to 30%). I allready experiment such things with a DFI board with a VIA 
chipset and the only way to have it working at decent speed was to plug a 
card into AGP slot thus disabling integrated graphics.
The shuttle board use the same chipset but have one AGP slot (the asus don' t 



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