Sun Dec 9 17:34:17 CET 2012
this point LLNL and linuxnetworx are building a 1000+ node linux cluster
using linuxbios machines.
> > - What are the main benefits in using LinuxBIOS?
fast boot (matters to some people)
better control of the system
LinuxBIOS in many cases does a better job of chipset config
> Not as flexible as a normal BIOS.
well, not really true in all cases. Check out the cwlinux offering, where
flash boots into busybox linux. NO BIOS is that flexible!
> Requires hardware and chipset documentation, it's hard to keep up
> with the hardware development..
true for now, although at least two motherboard vendors are plannning to
> Hard to handle PCI cards with expansion ROMs on them that expect a
> standard PC BIOS.
partially true, but getting better.
> > - What chipsets are supported by LinuxBIOS today?
> Is there a list of supported chipsets?
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