Just to add to the ever-growing information data base on the excellent Tyan S5397.
If you seem to be having problems with reported memory bandwidth in your favourite worthless synthetic benchmark or reality-based simulation workload, try disabling the Snoop Filter in the bios.
Remember, the Intel Xeon processors use a different set of prefetch schedulers than standard “consumer” level parts, so, this can also affect workload.
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It’s always fun to bring in “extra-curricular” stuff that I do to my day job. That being said, this one is strictly outside the scope of day-to-day work. I recieved a very interesting bit of technology from nVidia that is designed to demo out their Hybrid SLI platform. What is Hybrid SLI, you ask?
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