Supermicro H8DAR-8 motherboard
ghelmer at palisadesys.com
Wed Aug 17 16:47:10 GMT 2005
Martin Nilsson wrote:
> Guy Helmer wrote:
>> Has anyone on the list tried the new Supermicro H8DAR-8 or related
>> motherboards for Opterons? If so, any issues?
> I have a H8DAE running in a test-box before we start selling them.
> So far I have ony found one problem:
> It is impossible to boot FreeBSD/i386 with the 1U IPMI card, the
> kernel panics when loading the keyboard driver. This does not happen
> with FreeBSD/amd64. I haven't tested how well the IPMI card works in
> FreeBSD, there may be problems with the bge driver.
> Other than that I really like the board. If you have any more
> questions I'll be happy to answer them.
We received the H8DAR-8 unit a little over a week ago with dual Opteron
275s and it has been running well since. I didn't have any problem
installing FreeBSD 6.0-BETA1, and I ran "make -j12 buildworld"
continuously on it over a weekend. It finally crashed on an sbfree
call, but I'd chalk that up to BETA1. It's been solid under a lighter
load since. I like the board and I'm glad Supermicro was able to cram
it into a 1U case :-)
Guy Helmer, Ph.D.
Principal System Architect
Palisade Systems, Inc.
More information about the freebsd-amd64