Subject: Re: 3ware's tw_cli management tool for twa(4) now runs on NetBSD
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From: George Georgalis <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/27/2006 14:08:27
On Wed, Sep 27, 2006 at 03:58:09AM +0000, Christos Zoulas wrote:
>In article <>,
>>Any experience with HPC systems?  I'm looking at the
>>1U AMD Quad Opteron or their blades.
>The new supermicro 1U systems are really good. The motherboard is
>designed for a 1U system, unlike the tyan (airflow is a lot better
>and you don't get bogus pci slots you cannot use). Still ECC memory
>issues (as with all opterons with a lot of memory), but DDR2 is
>around the corner and we can all cross our fingers. I have not tried
>NetBSD on them so YMMV.

The AS1041M-82 and AS1041M-T2 do look interesting,
but I had just heard newer supermicros (not sure
which) where failing (under warranty) at a pretty
high rate, so I kinda stopped considering them.

We already have NetBSD compatibility issues on a
blade assembly... any NetBSD friendly vendors feel
free to contact me off list, we have continual
floating point processing requirements for something
like 32 cores. relatively low disk, nfs and network
I/O. Opteron "HE" series (low power) is required.

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator <IXOYE><