Install Linux and boot windows with KVM. Simple.After contacting Wiwynn tech support, the rep stated that the OCP server only supports linux based system and that they do not provide windows drivers. Although I am aware that some successfully installed win 7 x64 Pro?
Thanks, I ended up using kingmemoryusa2 mentioned earlier in this thread.@Heath Albritton, Natex seems to be fairly popular with everyone here at STH. In my experience their memory prices always undercut what you'd find on eBay by a few dollars.
Natex Memory, "Hot Deals!!!"
Yes that would be nice. Also where do you live?Is there any interest in some custom PCBs to power these from a readily available supply, in a more useful form factor? I'm probably going to get a couple done, as postage on full assemblies is not practical for Australia.
It's certainly doable to get them shipped if there's enough in the box and it's a slow service, but I think it's more cost effective to just make a breakout board - I've been able to find some panel mount connectors to suit the motherboards - I've still got to go through the measurements and make sure it actually will fit, but they're made by TE Connectivity under license, so I'm pretty sure it'll work.Yes that would be nice. Also where do you live?
I checked a sea freight company can ship those to Australia.
If we buy multiple ones and share the shipping cost, it still could be done.
Let me go one better for you - These guys have stock of the Amphenol FCI connector that should be an exact match, and I've been quoted $4/ea WITH STOCK AVAILABLE. Unfortunately it looked like some of the TE Connectivity parts had some minor spacing differences.Great find on those connectors @Taverner! I've been planning to build myself a standalone midplane board, these should make my life much simpler.
Sure will.@Taverner is there any chance that the schematics and/or layouts for your board will be available under an open license?
I got some pictures for you but no way to upload on the forum, either they are too big, or as my latest post has been deleted my account is in a mess. if you can ping me through private mail I can send them to you, or explain me how to upload a 2.4 MB picture inside the forum no issue. There are the place for the header, and we will be testing to add them. The key issue is BIOS support after.Sure will.
I've got ten of the board to midplane connectors on the way, and I'm designing it around a pair of HP DPS-800GB power supplies, as they offer pretty much everything I want and are easy to adapt. The goal is for the midplane to make the entire thing plug and play - I want to have any jumpers needed etc already in place.
If anyone here has one of the boards nearby, there's a few things I'd love to clarify, as mine aren't here yet.
Firstly, is there any chance someone can grab a high res shot of the area that's supposed to have MiniSAS connectors? I know the Quanta boards aren't fitted with them, but I'm curious if it's just the headers that are missing.
Second, can someone grab me a photo of one of the system fans, and of its connector? Hoping someone can help!
Yup @dba did. From page 8 post 153. He provided a lot of great research and info early on when everyone was trying to figure out if these were useable or not.Is anyone running these in a datacenter on 220V?
Here is a photo of four racks of these OCP servers that we just installed. Idle power per rack is around 28A 208V (4.6A on each leg of two 30A 208V 3-phase feeds) which really isn't bad for 104 Xeon E5 V1 CPUs, two switches, and a router.
BTW: The servers in the distant background belong to Sony and have something to do with the PlayStation. There must be two dozen racks at least- brand unknown.
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