Tyan, a long-time supporter of Phoronix and a manufacturer of many leading workstation/server-oriented motherboards, recently sent out their Thunder n6650EX motherboard. This motherboard is a slight redesign of their earlier Thunder n6550EX product, but with out of the box support for AMD's 45nm Opteron CPUs. The Thunder n6650EX is capable of handling four quad-core processors, up to 128GB of ECC Registered DDR2 system memory, dual PCI Express x16, and six Serial ATA 2.0 ports. In this article we are offering a preview of the Tyan Thunder n6650EX (S4992).
This is pretty cool. Didn't see this at the link Micheal suggested, but did see the two CPU solution. The pricing is similar to the high end gaming platforms, and you get so much more with this solution, but is the gaming similar? What does ECC memory do to performance? I'll probably build a virtual platform with my next build, and ECC memory is probably a very good idea.