[scyld-users] AMD - 760MPX support (fwd)

Donald Becker becker at scyld.com
Fri Dec 6 08:56:03 PST 2002

Donald Becker				becker at scyld.com
Scyld Computing Corporation		http://www.scyld.com
410 Severn Ave. Suite 210		Scyld Beowulf cluster system
Annapolis MD 21403			410-990-9993

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2002 07:04:12 -0500
From: James D. Marco <jdm27 at cornell.edu>
To: Donald Becker <becker at scyld.com>
Subject: Re: [scyld-users] AMD - 760MPX support

Hi Robin,
         I am running Sycld on the MPX systems.
                 Alpha MPX +2000 systems.
         I haven't got all the details figured out, but it is working. When 
I get back to
it, there is one bug, as Donald mentioned:
                 1) It doesn't accept the fdisk (beofdisk) commands from 
the Main.
                 (I turned the disks off to enable running.)
At 06:19 PM 12/5/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>On Thu, 5 Dec 2002, Robin Laing wrote:
> > As I am new to cluster design and usage, I am in the process of
> > specifing hardware for some new nodes running Scyld software.
> >
> >  From the Scyld Hardware Compatibility List, the AMD 760MP is listed
> > as being supported, what about the 760MPX?  This is important as I
> > have seen reports of major improvements in speeds with the MPX or MP.
>The MPX motherboard should work, but we didn't have one at the start of
>the testing cycle for our previous release so it didn't make the list.
>In general, all motherboards should work.  But there can be specific
>problems (e.g. the IDE controllers on a few recent P4 motherboards,
>unsupported SCSI RAID controllers) that we cannot predict unless we have
>run on the specific system.
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