REcomomendations- New to AMD64 Platform

Tom Shafron phred1975 at
Mon Apr 18 19:51:23 PDT 2005

I'm running the K8S Pro (2882) with 4x512Mb, 2x246
opteron and it's running great.  Been up for about 2
weeks straight as of today without any problems.

--- Ken Gunderson <kgunders at> 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.
> -- 
> Best regards,
> Ken Gunderson
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