[CentOS] Motherboards for HPC applications

Robert C Wittig wittig.robert at sbcglobal.net
Mon Mar 8 16:58:45 UTC 2010


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Eduardo Grosclaude wrote:
> Hello,
> Can somebody recommend CentOS-OK, dual socket motherboards for compute
> elements? A quick look up at Intel pages suggests they are thinking of
> them as "server boards", but then they recommend them as "for SMB",
> I'm somewhat puzzled about it.
> It would be nice to know what MBs you are using, pros and cons.
> Thank you in advance
> 

I'm running a really old mainboard, an MSI 694D Pro (MS-6321).

It is a dual socket, running two Intel PIII Cpppermine CPU's with an
upper limit of 933MHz.

It is classified as a server board.

The board was new in 2000. The board was installed new, in 2004 (it laid
around new in box for a long time), and ran RHEL3 from 2004 until I
upgraded to CentOS 5.4 a couple months ago.

With 2 gig RAM, it runs well for a Desktop machine.

I figure I can squeeze another five years out of it, if I'm lucky. :)

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