REcomomendations- New to AMD64 Platform

Sean rsh.lists at
Mon Apr 18 19:16:30 PDT 2005

Ken Gunderson wrote:
> Hello:
> I'm a long time FreeBSD useer but with as of yet no experience with the
> ADM64 platform.  Ready to take the plunge but want to make sure I've
> got my ducks in a row first.  
> I'm considering using a Tyan based barebones, e.g. TA26 which uses
> their K8S Pro mainboard fleshed out with a couple 246's, ZCR, 2x1 GB
> DDR333, and some seagate u320 scsi drives. Deployment will be web/
> application (maybe some Zope/ Plone/ JBoss/ Jetty/ Tomcat stuff)/ email
> and database server project. No real heavy lifting on the db side.  
> I've searched through the archives and find that there have been
> various issues in the past with the Tyan K8SR and K8S Pro boards, but
> from what I gather they were not necessarily platform specific, e.g.
> broadcom driver and > 4gb of ram, and have apparently been resolved.
> These two boards seem to use the same components but in different
> layouts.  Are there any outstanding issues with one vs. the other that
> I should be aware of?
> Any feedback/advice greaty appreciated.  Thanks.

I am using a Tyan S2885ANRF motherboard and it has been running great 
for me.
I was having initially problems and such but once I went up to current, 
it has been running great. Built this system back in December.

sean at tardis$ uname -a
FreeBSD 6.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 6.0-CURRENT #0: Fri Jan 
28 19:02:44 EST 2005 
sean at  amd64

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