Supermicro LE vs HE-SL chipsets
muno at aem.umn.edu
Fri Jan 26 07:40:03 PST 2001
We tested different things on a few HE-SL and LE based boards. In the default
setup, we found the LE to be faster than the HE-SL. After tweaking settings
on the HE-SL board, things improved and pushed the HE-SL ahead of the
LE based machines. We ran a variety of tests, both benchmarks and our
We did our testing remotely with a very cooperative vendor (Atipa-DCG).
On the SuperMicro board, there is a "use optimal" setting which improved
things over the default.
The BIOS allows you to twiddle with the CAS memory paramaters. At this point,
we have not determined if CAS 2 versus CAS 3 memory makes any difference on
a ServerWorks based board. Has anyone made this determination? I would
love to hear feedback.
On Thu, Jan 25, 2001 at 09:54:19PM -0500, William R. Pearson wrote:
> Unfortunately, I am still in the process of evaluating dual processor
> boards based on the Supermicro LE and HE-SL chipsets.
> One of the vendors I am working with suggests that the HE-SL has
> considerably lower performance than the LE chipset, which seems
> surprising considering the HE-SL chipset supports interleaved memory.
> Does anyone have experience with boards based on the two chipsets?
> Bill Pearson
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