Best Gigabit adapter for RH7.2 or 7.3

Les Niles lniles at Narus.com
Thu Jun 20 12:20:00 CDT 2002


David Vos [mailto:dvos12 at calvin.edu] wrote:
> SysKonnect sk9821 copper gigabit cards with the Tyan Trinity K2
> motherboard.  We only get them to work together if we place a 
> cheap SMC 10/100 card in PCI slot 2.  

Weird. 

> It didn't appear to be a SysKonnect issue, and
> Tyan is ignoring any existance of a problem, so we weren't 
> too happy with Tyan after that.

Ah, now *that* sounds like the Tyan I know.  Non-support like 
this from the motherboard mfr is part of what convinced us to 
go to Dell instead of rolling our own boxes.  

  -les

> On Thu, 20 Jun 2002, Les Niles wrote:
> 
> > Huh?  Which SysKonnect card exactly, and which Tyan motherboard?  
> > We run up to 4 SysKonnect 9843 fiber cards on Tyan 1867 and 
> > 2567 motherboards (ServerWorks HE and HE-SL chipsets), without 
> > problems.  Admittedly those are somewhat dated motherboards now, 
> > and I wasn't paying attention to earlier mail in this thread, but 
> > this blanket statement about incompatibility caught my attention. 
> > 
> >   -les
> > 
> > David Vos [mailto:dvos12 at calvin.edu] wrote:
> > > Also beware that you cannot have more than one SysKonnect 
> > > card on a Tyan
> > > motherboard.  (Though that is probably the motherboard's 
> fault).  Last
> > > summer, I ran our school's hypercube beowulf cluster using 
> > > the SysKonnect
> > > cards with generally good results.  (It isn't made with Dell 
> > > PowerEdge's,
> > > though).
> > > 
> > > David
> > > 
> > > On Wed, 19 Jun 2002, Hubbard, David wrote:
> > > 
> > > > Intel Pro/1000's work great in copper and fiber versions.
> > > > I have also used SysKonnect cards and while their support
> > > > is great, and drivers are featureful, they do not have
> > > > as many features as the intel cards, they generate much
> > > > more interrupts, and there is a bug in their drives up
> > > > until a pre-release 2.4.19 kernel that causes the kernel
> > > > error counter to increase as traffic is passed.
> > > > 
> > > > David




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