[CentOS] Mother board recommendation

Tue Jun 3 18:52:55 UTC 2014
Rainer Duffner <rainer at ultra-secure.de>

Am 03.06.2014 um 20:26 schrieb Lists <lists at benjamindsmith.com>:

> On 05/16/2014 11:23 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> hardware doesn't support ECC.
>> <snip>
>> Oh, right, *all* the servers here use ECC DIMMs. And you really, REALLY
>> don't want to go there: a) price, b) n/s is not buffered is not
>> registered, none of the above compatible in the same bank, and oh, yes,
>> dual rank is *not* compatible with single rank or quad rank... I kid you
>> not. I've had servers simply not boot by mixing two of those, and let's
>> not forget not fitting in the slot...., and c) see a).
> ECC is such a horrible pain in the rear. If you don't have things like 
> "SLA" in your casual vocabulary, pretty much any desktop board works 
> find for Centos6. For spare/personal/backups servers, I use whatever old 
> hardware sits in the junk room.
> Anything using ECC is such a pain to match up correctly that I tend to 
> buy motherboard/RAM/CPU from a vendor as a package unit so it's 
> warranted to work together. Registered/Unregistered, CAS timing, 
> single/double/quad ranked, never mind voltages, and making sure your CPU 
> supports it!
> For all the promises of better uptimes, I've had far more trouble with 
> mis-matched  ECC than I've ever experienced in bad non-ECC RAM. Truly, 
> this is a sorry showing for ECC.

It’s also a bit of a sorry showing for the admin putting together the system.

As for the original request:
Maybe take a look at a HP Microserver or one of the entry-level ML-servers?