Re: Mainboard Report: Octuple AMD Opteron (2x Iwill QK8S)
That "connector" only works with the Iwill QK8S. Tyan's S4882 does not
have any external HT connectors.
Also, you can buy the Tyan board separately but you cannot buy the Iwill
one, it only comes in barebones form unless you're prepared to buy 100+
units in one hit :)
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>Thanks for sharing this with us. That stuff is pretty new [max 3 months]
>(I havent seen it yet).
>Does this HTX-Pro bridge thing work specifically with Iwill MBs or are you
>aware of similar solutions for other makers f.e Tyans S4882 ?
>I am very interested to hear a bit more about this, also offline would be
>fine to keep the list clean - not sure if anybody is interested ;-)
>May I ask what you use such a beast for ;-) ??
>Tokyo / Japan
>>Ok, here is something for entertainment:
>>We installed a new 8-way Opteron system TurboRACK A6810-R5
>>(based on Iwill H8501) with Debian Pure64, kernel 2.6.10 vanilla.
>>The installation with the latest Netinst-ISO works smooth,
>>but we had to update the kernel to 2.6.10 because of wrong SMP
>>initialization with kernels older than 2.6.10 on this machine (perhaps a
>>little BIOS bug, too).
>>Besides that, it runs smooth and very fast :-).
>> - Rackmount chassis 5U
>> - 1300 Watt redundant P/S (3+1)
>> - 2x Quad-mainboard Iwill QK8S, connected thru HTX-Pro bridge
>> - 8x CPU AMD Opteron 850
>> - 32x 2GB DDR400 ECC reg. (total of 64GB memory)
>> - 4x Gbit LAN (Intel Pro/1000, driver "e1000")
>> - additional LSI SCSI controller (driver "mptscsih") with Fujitsu
>> Heiner Mudersbach