[CentOS] Motherboard and chipset compatibility

Mon Aug 12 19:25:43 UTC 2013
Dennis Jacobfeuerborn <dennisml at conversis.de>

On 12.08.2013 20:42, Warren Young wrote:
> On 8/12/2013 11:01, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> VERY STRONG RECOMMENDATION: DON'T buy Supermicro. They have a *lot* of
>> trouble with this new, fuzzy concept called "quality control".
> We have a *lot* of SuperMicro based systems in the field, and they
> aren't failing.  In fact, I can't remember the last time we had to fix
> an actual motherboard issue.  It seems like every field hardware failure
> for years has come down to dying HDDs.
> We did once upon a time have a QC problem with SuperMicro, around Y2K,
> but that was because we chose to use AMD processors, and AMD OEM
> fan/heat sink combos at the time used little 60mm 6000 RPM pancake fans
> that would seize up after a few years.  This was before processors had
> overtemp shutdown features, so once the fan seized, the processors would
> cook themselves.
> You can't really lay that one at SuperMicro's feet.  AMD screwed up.
> The real fix was switching back to Intel processors, which shipped with
> bigger and slower-moving fans, which lasted longer.
> You'll notice that both of these failure modes are due to mechanical
> wear.  I can't say I've *ever* seen a SuperMicro board fail in any of
> the solid-state components, solder joints, capacitors, etc.

Same here. We have several racks full if Supermicro systems and never 
had any issues with them.