In a discussion on Reddit I was made aware of an ASRock Rack Industrial W680 motherboard, namely the IMB-X1712. Judging by the connectors (serial ports, PCI slots), it seems like it targets embedded uses, not servers. Still, it has ECC. It also doesn’t IPMI/BMC, ASMedia or otherwise, and instead relies on Intel AMT. @wendell still interesting to you?
Intel® 12th Gen (Alder Lake-S) Core™ Processors with W680 chipset
4 x 288-pin ECC/non-ECC Long-DIMM DDR4 3200 MHz , up to 128GB (32GB per DIMM)
1 x PCIe x16 (Gen4), 1 x PCIe x8, 2 x PCIe x4 (Gen4), 1 x PCIe x4 (Gen3), 2 x PCI
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type C, 5 x USB 3.2 Gen2, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1, 4 x USB 2.0
1 x M.2 Key B, 1 x M.2 Key E, 1 x M.2 Key M, 6 x COM, 8 x SATA3
3 x Intel 2.5 Gigabit LAN
Supports Triple display, 1 x HDMI 2.0b, 1 x DP 1.4a, 1 x VGA
I need CAN under Linux, not on a freaking Arduino. Supported by SocketCAN at that. And something that’s more reliable than a Pi. So, it’s a CAN card in a server, or a separate ARM box. CAN card is still cheaper.
We’re getting sidetracked, but for a low volume project getting the code working, finding enclosures, etc, etc, employee time isn’t free, you know? From the perspective of a company (which is how I’m looking at it), it’s cheaper to just buy the 200 euro board which is known to work.