Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Sun Apr 23 15:09:35 UTC 2006

On Apr 23, 2006, at 2:14 AM, Andrew Pantyukhin wrote:

> On 4/23/06, Francisco Reyes <lists at> wrote:
>> Andrew Pantyukhin writes:
>>> Supermicro are also very good, but IMO they come second after Tyan.
>> Coming late, ok way late :-), into the thread, but someone was  
>> mentioning
>> that Supermicro motherboards had issues with Opterons.
>> Anyone has experienced/read/heard about this?
> Well, I've heard that Google builds their newest servers
> almost exclusively on Opteron/Supermicro.

Google also back in the day took a bunch of bad donated RAM chips and  
put them to use using a special parity checking algorithm. The point  
is that Google doesn't always buy the absolute best hardware--they  
like many businesses put cost first.

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