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Date:      Fri, 25 Feb 2005 20:04:52 -0800
From:      "David O'Brien" <>
To:        Astrodog <>,, Nathan Vidican <>
Subject:   Re: OT Hardware reccomendtions (need MB for Dual Opterons)
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> We've got several dual opteron boxes now running FreeBSD, (they've
> been great thus far btw), and we're looking to add a few more...
> Problem seems to be that the motherboard we've been using is quite
> difficult to obtain, so does anyone have any good suggestions
> towards another? Here's the configuration as we're using now:
> Dual AMD Opteron 246 CPU MSI K8D Master3-FA4R (
> pd ) 2 GB ECC Registered PC2700 (DDR333) Memory 3Ware Escalade
> 9500s-4LP RAID Controller 250GB WDC RAID Edition Hardrives

For a 1U system, I would definately go with the Tyan Thunder K8SR (S2881)
It is the only Taiwan 2P Opteron motherboard with the CPU sockets and
DIMM slots properly positioned for 1U termals.  It only has 8 DIMM slots,
so you loose one of the nice things about the Master3-FAR -- the 12 DIMM
My second choice is a tie between the Tyan Thunder K8S Pro (S2882) and
Iwill DK8S2-SATA/DK8S2 (

-- David  (

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