[CentOS] Motherboard and chipset compatibility

Mon Aug 12 17:57:03 UTC 2013
Ljubomir Ljubojevic <centos at plnet.rs>

On 08/12/2013 07:30 PM, Glenn Eychaner wrote:
> Since the reqirements are (relatively) modest (except those two), I was
> hoping to squeeze something in.
> Looks like I'm out of luck, and buying another full tower to hold a
> motherboard, a disk drive, and one expansion card.

Have you considered "Desktop" type of cases? You could maybe place them 
bellow the existing Desktops, to conserve the horizontal space.

You can also think about Building a "beast" system that would run 
original CentOS and one or more guest systems (CentOS, Windows, 
whatever). If you use KVM Virtualization, and buy MB with "IOMMU" BIOS 
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_IOMMU-supporting_hardware), you 
could pass PCI devices (second graphics card, telemetry PCI card, etc) 
to guest system, thus making current systems obsolete.

So far I have only heard about IOMMU and PCI passthrough, so do not hold 
me to my words, but they say it works.

Ljubomir Ljubojevic
(Love is in the Air)
PL Computers
Serbia, Europe

StarOS, Mikrotik and CentOS/RHEL/Linux consultant