Problems with dual Athlons

Alberto Ramos alberto at
Wed Jul 31 07:33:43 PDT 2002

  I dont know if this will help you, but we have a little beowulf of dual
Athlon, with Tyan S2466N-4M Motherboards running Debian 3.0 (Woody) and gcc
2.95.4 without any problem.

  Dou you have "good" memory? With our motherboard we have lots of problems
with the memory...

  Other question is if the system crash when they are hight loaded or this
has othing to do.


On Wed, Jul 31, 2002 at 10:17:16AM +0200, Manel Soria wrote:
> Hi,
> Please let me report a problem that we have  in our cluster with dual Athlons
> in case that somebody can help us.
> We have 4 dual athlon systems running kernel 2.4.18 (gcc 2.95.2).
> Two of them crash frequently and the other two run fine.
> We have tried to replace different hardware  components and desactivate
> the SMP option but the problem persists.
> The main difference between them is that the systems that crash
> (the servers) have two network interfaces while the systems that run
> fine (normal nodes) have only one network interface.
> Can this be the cause of the problem ?  Would it be a good idea to use
> another version of gcc ?
> The motherboard is an ASUS AM7M266-D. One of the systems that
> crashes is running Debian 2.1  and the other Debian 2.2. The systems
> that don't crash run Debian 2.1.
> "Crash" here means that the VGA display is blank and the system has to
> be reseted. There is no other relevant message.
> Thanks
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