Author: Francis Rowe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:04:20 +0100
docs/tasks.html: Tyan S8230 more notes
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Board-specific wiring (PCI interrupts, DIMM voltage selection). etc.
Board seems to use socketed SOIC-8 SPI flash according to tpearson, based on photos available online - looks like a ZIF socket or something else, a clip retaining the chip.
+ tpearson says: Tyan seems to have done the same thing as Asus did and built a whole lot of custom power control circuitry out of FETs.
+ According to him, this will take much effort to reverse engineer.
+ IPMI firmware is non-free but optional (for iKVM feature, remote management like Intel ME). Not sure if add-on module or baked in.
+ SAS controller requires firmware, but optional. (same thing on KGPE-D16). Board also has SATA, so it's fine.