Supermicro X11SCA X11SCA-W and X11SCA-F for Xeon E-2100 Workstations

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  2. SDLeary

    SDLeary New Member

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    Patrick,

    In the article, its stated that only the -F has a BMC with IPMI, and this is supported by the pictures. However, in the spec listings, each is listed as having the Aspeed 2500.

    Thanks Much
    SDLeary
     
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    Pre-ordered one of these a few weeks ago and will share experiences once it arrives. (Probably going I3 so no need to wait for CPU)
     
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    Why do these boards have a beige legacy PCI slot? I didn't know if there was some reason I'm just not thinking of or if they have a lot of people trying to run older cards in these workstation boards.
     
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    Maybe people running antique hardware where all the documentation has been lost?

    PCIE controllers exist for GPIB and it came out in the 1970s. Also USB dongles exist, but that's a different issue.
     
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    For legacy software... It can run on modern x86 but it can't run without proprietary (pci) hardware.
     
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    Believe it or not, I've worked with clients that had pci modems (passed through to vms) just so they could retain their windows fax servers.... When the VoIP systems we were installing gave the same if not better functionality.

    Aka, change is scary
     
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    I should pick up the X11SCA-F Monday or Tuesday. It is waiting.
     
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    Nice Patrick! I am particularly interested in the idle power of a small server based on that platform - in particular after my great experience with Skylake in that regard.
     
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    The Supermicro X10SAT (Xeon E3 v3 Haswell) I am using is pure PCIe, and was intended for Workstation. It has an identical PCB to the consumer C7Z87-OCE, which was released like 6 months before the X10SAT (Ironically, my X10SAT has C7Z87-OCE imprinted on the PCB) since for it, Supermicro waited for the C2 Stepping of the 8 Series Chipsets with the fixed USB Sleep errata. The X10SAT has a similar model, the X10SAE, which is regular green PCB with legacy stuff.
    After the X10SAT, I don't recall seeing a Xeon E3 Motherboard that is a worthy successor to the legacy-free X10SAT, they are instead similar to the X10SAE. They did a X10SAT-like Motherboard for LGA 2066, the X11SRA-F, which has similar PCB style (But is not the same) than the consumer C9X299-RPGF.

    Sadly, if I were to buy a new Xeon E3 I couldn't decie on how to pick a Motherboard simply because I can't stand legacy PCI Slots...
     
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