On 05/02/2017 05:05 AM, PeerCorps Trust Fund wrote:
Thanks for the feedback on this. It is a decent motherboard, but it
wasn't for anything critical. It just seemed like a nice low barrier
(cost wise) entry to a desktop. It might be nice however if some of
the other Supermicro Opteron boards could be made coreboot capable.
Supermicro seems to have a lot of boards that remain in production for
quite some time after other vendors have EOL'd theirs.
They have some great boards yeah, their latest were 2014 vs asus's 2010
models and some of them have better onboard nics, great onboard SAS and
a dual northbridge setup so more pci-e lanes.
If you have the cash they can be ported, the only issue is the crappy
onboard graphics that are text mode only without blobs but they're so
terrible you wouldn't be using it for X anyways - they only support
1280x1024 and it is really laggy.
The other issue is that the ASUS boards will be getting OpenBMC in a few
months, so there is no point really in buying anything else again unless
you have the money for another port.