[LinuxBIOS] Buying a new board for LinuxBios

Lu, Yinghai yinghai.lu at amd.com
Wed Jun 21 19:08:19 CEST 2006

S4881, and S4885 can be used too. S4881 have ck804+amd8131, and S4885
have 2 ck804.
You can get source code ball for them from Tyan if you buy the MBs. 

Arima has one four way MB with serverworks chipset too. (SW500). ---
LinuxBIOS porting is done too.

All above MBs have PCI Express Slot. The Arima sw500 even have Infiband
chip onboard if you like.

SuperMicro has similar four way MBs with Nvidia chipset or serverworks
chipset. http://www.supermicro.com/aplus


-----Original Message-----
From: linuxbios-bounces at linuxbios.org
[mailto:linuxbios-bounces at linuxbios.org] On Behalf Of Stefan Reinauer
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 5:44 AM
To: Rajkumar S
Cc: linuxbios at linuxbios.org
Subject: Re: [LinuxBIOS] Buying a new board for LinuxBios

Hello Rajkumar,

Sorry for being curious, are you named after the "annavru", btw?

> I am planning to buy a new board for a tiny cluster using
Clustermatic. I am looking for a 
> quard processor board, Which one would you suggest to buy so that I
can use linuxbios on 
> them for Clustermatic? I heard that tyan let's you buy board with
linuxbios, is it true? I 
> did not find any mention of it in their web site.

If you buy Tyan, you have a pretty good chance to get LinuxBIOS running
on the boards. The S4880 and S4882 are the two Quad boards supported
from Tyan. 

There's another Quad board from Iwill which is equal to, or at least
very similar the the agami aruma board.

Otoh, if you are going to get a couple of nodes anyways for a cluster,
you might want to go with the cheaper 2cpu (and maybe dualcore) systems.


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