[Beowulf] Re: ECC support on motherboards?

Peter St. John peter.st.john at gmail.com
Tue May 20 12:56:03 PDT 2008


Apparently ASUS intends to embed linux on every motherboard (not just server
motherboards) so maybe we are seeing the end of messing with BIOS.
http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/05/14/173220
Peter

On 5/14/08, Robert G. Brown <rgb at phy.duke.edu> wrote:
>
> On Wed, 14 May 2008, David Mathog wrote:
>
>  Greg Lindahl <lindahl at pbm.com> wrote:
>>
>>  The AMD servers I've been buying default to ECC off. I figure that
>>> anyone who doesn't care enough to go through the BIOS and find things
>>> like this deserves what they get.
>>>
>>
>> I agree, although sometimes going through the BIOS isn't an option...
>>
>
> I agree with both you, but if you're building a big cluster, it is a
> real PITA to have to hook up every system with a KVM and reset a BIOS
> option.  Can't you get the vendor to do that for you before delivery?
> One would think that if you buy systems with ECC memory, the vendor
> "should" configure the bios to use it.  No?
>
>   rgb
>
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