[CentOS] Tyan K8SSA (corrected) troubles with CentOS 4.4 i386

Fri Dec 15 13:16:17 UTC 2006
chrism at imntv.com <chrism at imntv.com>

Feizhou wrote:
>> I had a really hard time with them when trying to troubleshoot issues 
>> with the 2895 board and the Highpoint Rocketraid 2224.  Highpoint 
>> would email me replies within the hour and returned a few phone 
>> calls.  Emails and phone calls to Tyan went unanswered for about 10 
>> days at which point I got an extremely unhelpful canned email 
>> response (install the latest firmware and try again).  I won't be 
>> buying any additional Tyan boards and sent all but 2 of that batch 
>> back (I'd deployed 2 as desktops while waiting for answers from Tyan 
>> and was too lazy to swap them out).
>> Back in the 1990-1998 era, I used lots and lots of Tyan tomcat boards 
>> and was happy with support.  So perhaps they are dropping (or have 
>> dropped) the ball.
> :(
> Where else can one go for solid, high I/O whitebox motherboards that 
> support AMD processors?

I'm pretty happy with our latest batch of Supermicro rackmounts.  When I 
get to work, I'll pop the lid off one and check the board model #.  With 
a 3ware 9550 and 8 x 500gig and 8 x 750gig barracudas, I was able to get 
several hundred mb/sec disk I/O according to bonnie++.  I think I posted 
the numbers to the list a while back.