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Would this system work correctly with FreeBSD 5.3 ?
- Subject: Would this system work correctly with FreeBSD 5.3 ?
- From: sten at blinkenlights.nl (Sten Spans)
- Date: Sat Feb 5 16:51:01 2005
On Sat, 5 Feb 2005, David O'Brien wrote:
> There are no heat issues, and the pin-out is identical to single-core
> Opteron CPU's -- 940-pin. Dual-core CPU's work just fine in AMD's Quad
> reference machine.
That's good news.
>>> - Quad motherboards:
>>> It's a shame that tyan connects all
>>> the pci interfaces on their quad motherboard
>>> to one cpu. The hp/compaq quad proliant has
>>> seperate buses to two cpu's for extra bandwith.
>> Also, I don't believe that PCI buses are connected to CPUs
>> at all. They are connected via HT-PCI bridges that act as
>> normal HT peers. Only memory is connected directly to the CPU.
> What he is saying is that Tyan put all the PCI-X & PCI controllers on a
> single HT "chain" off of the BSP. A better design, such as the HP DL585,
> connects its PCI-X controllers spread out over two CPU's (using HT
The new tyan k8we looks pretty good, with all 3 of
the motherboard support chips connected to different
2200 - pci-e x16, 32bits pci, gigabit, sata
2050 - pci-e x16, gigabit eth
amd 8131 - pci-x, scsi
Let's hope this won't be as troublesome as the nforce3 stuff :)
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