From: Andre Hedrick (
Date: Tue Jan 01 2002 - 22:32:55 EST

Well I have a pair and one is an unreleased chipset version I develop a
lot of code on.

Recall the RAID 0 report of 109MB/sec writing and 167MB/sec reading, well
that was generated on a dual athlon. Mind the fact these are certified
boards from AMD and are reference boards.

This is the authentication tag for one of the referrence boards used for
the creation of the Tyan Board. No I can not disclose much more than
this, but the original Tyan Board that was a cadillac with all the options
is the preferred board. The BIOS I have is the Tyan 2.06a but that one
may be gone.

So as for who makes the best board for dual athlon, AMD; however, those
are hard to come by regardless.

Oh and if you would like a tool suite to test you systems for stablity,
I will be happy to license for a fee so that you can make your customers
more confident about the product.


Andre Hedrick
CEO/President, LAD Storage Consulting Group
Linux ATA Development
Linux Disk Certification Project

On Tue, 1 Jan 2002, Brian wrote:

> On Tuesday 01 January 2002 04:07 pm, Mike Harrold wrote:
> > Actually, I'm interested in this as well. The only thing stopping me
> > from buying a dual Athlon MP is the problems I keep reading about here
> > on lkml. I don't want to spend the money only to have problems.
> >
> > So, if anyone is running dual Athlon MPs *flawlessly*, I'd appreciate a
> > hardware listing (MB, Bios version, RAM type & manufacturer, etc.).
> We have 8 running dual-Athlons which are basically Einux 1200s
> ( We have our first pair of MP1700-based
> systems going in this week, so I can't say much about those yet.
> We had some trouble with a couple of bad boards from Tyan's first batch or
> so. Also, more than 2 Kentron 256MB modules didn't work well together.
> Those first couple weeks were rough, but we switched to 512MB modules and
> they have been rock solid ever since.
> The XP processors may or may not work, but I would have a tough time
> justifying it to customers if we had system problems from us cheaping out
> on unsupported configs.

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