Downside To Using S2877 Board for A Computer Node

Discussion in 'Tyan' started by J. Hinkey, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. J. Hinkey

    J. Hinkey Guest

    I'm configuring a 4 CPU compute node (2x Opteron 280) to add to my small linux cluster and was looking at the Tyan S2877G2nR with has 6 DIMM
    slots instead of the usual 8 for most of the Tyan server boards. I was planning on running 4 GB PC3200 ECC RAM using 4 DIMMS.
    My question is this - will there be a memory penalty with this board with 4 1GB DIMMS (2 each bank). And, if no penalty in this configuration,
    if I fill all 6 banks in the future to increase the memory, will the performance suffer as a result?

    Also, what are any other downsides to this board, say compared to the Tyan S2892 board (both have integrated graphics)?

    Thanks for any info or opinions on this.

    John H.
    J. Hinkey, Oct 31, 2006
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