I still have a DFI SLI-DR with a CABNE Opteron socket 939 in my retro gaming machine. A board that was a lot of fun.
DFI also made a cheap line of boards. IIRC they were no good.
DFI went to make industrial computer components, dunno whether they are still around.
I dunno. I would at best put a Steam library on one of these, and only if the games don't have investments in mods.
But for games that can easily be restored and not constantly reinstalled they probably rock.
The interesting thing about the 16" modular bay for the GPU is that you can also get a module that adds another two M.2 SSD slots.
On a related note, I hope there is no Optimus like switching of GPUs in play when you use a GPU module.
I had broken board by all three except Gigabyte, but there were BIOS problems on the GB.
I went back to buying Asus, but I would not RMA a board, I'd just get a new one. So I buy their medium priced one, e.g. Asus Prime.
Having said that, most of my stuff except my gaming machine is...
Yeah, the situation with ECC UDIMM is ridiculous, both on DDR4 and DDR5. ECC registered DDR4 can be had for a fraction of the price. I am almost not angry that current Threadrippers are only available as Pros (Pro takes registered RAM). The vendor locks make me very sad, though.
I find Golden...
Critical vulnerabilities. Turn wifi calling off. I still can't get a patch for my Pixel 6 (not to mention it is unclear whether the March patch addresses these issues):
Reading only one mirror in a RAID1 allows the drives to operate in parallel on concurrent reads. That is a speedup of 2 for 2 disks, 3 for 3 disks etc on random block reads.
As discussed in this thread, it also saves bus bandwidth in software RAID.
That is not necessarily true. In RAID1 you only have to read one of the drives, reading all and comparing is optional for reads. This also speeds up random, concurrent seeks by a factor of how many drives you have in your raid1. Likewise, raid5 data can be read without one drive if you so wish...
Just waiting for Apple's switch to RISC-V. I am actually sure it will come. Might take a long while, but it will come.
Depending on companies that can go crazy at any point in time (combined with an acquisition or not) is just not a winning business model anymore.
A dedicated server build might have different scheduler or preemption model than the same vendor's desktop build. But that is easy to change after install and it will be far from clear what is better in what situation.