[Beowulf] Re: ECC support on motherboards?

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Wed May 14 20:12:37 PDT 2008

On Wed, 14 May 2008, David Mathog wrote:

> Greg Lindahl <lindahl at pbm.com> wrote:
>> The AMD servers I've been buying default to ECC off. I figure that
>> anyone who doesn't care enough to go through the BIOS and find things
>> like this deserves what they get.
> I agree, although sometimes going through the BIOS isn't an option...

I agree with both you, but if you're building a big cluster, it is a
real PITA to have to hook up every system with a KVM and reset a BIOS
option.  Can't you get the vendor to do that for you before delivery?
One would think that if you buy systems with ECC memory, the vendor
"should" configure the bios to use it.  No?


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