>> John R Pierce wrote: J> The SuperMicro Intel stuff seems just fine. I'd be more leary of AMD. >> On Tue, 26 Jun 2012 13:39:06 -0400, m.roth at 5-cent.us said: M> We've had a number of servers fail, and it *seems* to be related to the M> motherboard. In fact, I just got the pass, and asked the secretary to M> call Fed Ex today to ship another one back to the vendor. Second that. We bought three servers, and two failed due to motherboard problems. A third one has performed beautifully for around 5 years. We had warranty support, but not directly from SuperMicro. The reseller didn't return our calls, and after a short time their phone was disconnected because they went bankrupt. No more warranty for us, too bad, so sad. Another thing to consider is the BIOS software; it was old when we bought the server, too old to handle drives > 1Tb 18 months after said drives had hit the market. I'd also second the "don't buy Sun/Oracle" recommendation. Oracle isn't interested in anything but Fortune 50 business, and it shows. -- Karl Vogel I don't speak for the USAF or my company Linus Torvalds surfs the web using nothing but netcat.