Any successful installs on a Broadcom HT1000 chipset?

Barney Cordoba barney_cordoba at
Mon Nov 26 10:23:03 PST 2007

--- Freddie Cash <fjwcash at> wrote:

> On November 21, 2007 04:26 am Barney Cordoba wrote:
> > It would be a major 
> > black eye to the project to say "FreeBSD 7 is
> > released, but BTW, if you have a supermicro or
> tyan
> > opteron system it won't work at all".
> The HT1000 is only 1 of the Opteron chipsets
> available from Tyan, and it's 
> only available on their 1 socket boards (the
> Tomcats).  The dual- and 
> quad- socket boards either use AMD or AMD+nVidia
> chipsets (Socket 
> 939/940), or nVidia chipsets (Socket AM2).  Out of
> their entire lineup, 
> the HT1000 makes up maybe 10% of the chipsets used
> by Tyan.
> I'd hardly call that a "black eye".  And it's only
> the onboard SATA 
> controller that has issues.  Pop in a proper RAID
> controller, and it's no 
> longer an issue.

There are a lot more single socket systems in the
field, so maybe its 10 % of their product line, but a
lot more than that in number of products sold. 

Supermicro is a more important brand. They supply to
many large OEMs, including DELL. Dell's opteron
servers use the HT1000 chipset.

So chomp on them apples. Maybe 2 black eyes.


> > Someone was complaining 2 years ago that they
> didn't
> > have hardware to do the work. Is the FreeBSD
> project
> > really so poorly funded that they can't get their
> > hands on a $150 motherboard for 2 years?
> Ever considered sending one in?  :)

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