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Topic Title: 890FX board with IPMI/KVM and supported IOMMU?
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Created On: 08/14/2010 05:26 AM
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 08/14/2010 05:26 AM
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nmike
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Does anyone know of such a beast?

I'm planning to build myself a little server for my new 19" rack
(with 8-16 drives, one 6-core CPU and 16+GB of ECC DDR3 RAM in a
Chenbro RM41416B chassis)
Since I'm not much at home, I need a possibility to administrate
the box remotely in a reliable way.

Therefore I need a 890FX board that has IPMI/KVM capabilities.

Before everybody starts screaming: Use a server board!
Yes, I would, if they'd offer the same features.

Beeing crazy as I am I of course also would like SATA6G (not in SR5690/SP5100)
and USB3.0 supported.....

Except for the missing IPMI/KVM features the Asus Crosshair IV Formula board
has been my favorite so far.

I'd appreciate any input. :-)

Cheers
Mike
 09/01/2010 04:21 PM
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Originally posted by: nmike

Does anyone know of such a beast?



I'm planning to build myself a little server for my new 19" rack

(with 8-16 drives, one 6-core CPU and 16+GB of ECC DDR3 RAM in a

Chenbro RM41416B chassis)

Since I'm not much at home, I need a possibility to administrate

the box remotely in a reliable way.



Therefore I need a 890FX board that has IPMI/KVM capabilities.



Before everybody starts screaming: Use a server board!

Yes, I would, if they'd offer the same features.



Beeing crazy as I am I of course also would like SATA6G (not in SR5690/SP5100)

and USB3.0 supported.....



Except for the missing IPMI/KVM features the Asus Crosshair IV Formula board

has been my favorite so far.



I'd appreciate any input. :-)



Cheers

Mike


Why can't you just put a PCI Express USB 3.0 and SATA/SAS 6 Gbps card in a server board? I'd go that route since the 890FX and AM3 stuff is strictly client products and you won't see server features like IPMI and such on those boards. You'd be lucky to even find ECC support on a desktop board- as far as I know, the only one that offers it is ASUS, although all AMD desktop processors support unbuffered ECC memory.

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 09/23/2010 08:21 AM
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Originally posted by: MU_Engineer

Why can't you just put a PCI Express USB 3.0 and SATA/SAS 6 Gbps card in a server board? I'd go that route since the 890FX and AM3 stuff is strictly client products and you won't see server features like IPMI and such on those boards. You'd be lucky to even find ECC support on a desktop board- as far as I know, the only one that offers it is ASUS, although all AMD desktop processors support unbuffered ECC memory.


The difference is that the components will be much more expensive.
If I go the consumer route, I can start small and grow along the way.

The board has enough SATA 2/3 ports to get me going and I already have an old PCI 3ware 12-port SATA-1 card that I can re-use until I get myself a nice new PCIe card.

But, OK, lets say I follow your advice, keeping in mind that I only need _one_ 6-core CPU, which board and CPU would you recommend?

The box will be like 95% of the time idle, just having a few smallish DBs and one or the other virtual machine running, doing internal mail, DNS, managing a few VPN endpoints and beeing an NFS store.
Occasionally however the box will need to do heavy number crunching over several hundered GB of data. :-)

Cheers
Mike
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