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Tyan® Unveils Tiger 200™ Dual-Processor Systemboard
-- Ideal Platform For Entry-Level Desktop and Rackmount Servers --

Fremont, CA, January 10, 2001
Tyan Computer Corporation®, a leading designer and manufacturer of Internet infrastructure products and systemboard solutions, today unveiled their latest platform for the entry-level PC server and workstation markets. The Tiger 200 systemboard features a scalable design, superior expandability, integrated LAN connectivity, and RAID data protection technology. Ideal for small-business workgroup environments, IT managers and professionals will appreciate the Tiger 200's powerful feature set and easy manageability.

When combined with the latest Intel® Pentium® III processors, the Tiger 200 provides new levels of performance, scalability and affordability for the entry-level workstation and server markets, including servers developed for rackmount environments. Furthermore, with the ability to accept one or two processors, the Tiger 200 meets the performance and budgetary requirements of today, while providing expandability for the future.

Affordable Multi-Processing

While many of today's multi-processor platforms include costly features such as RDRAM support, integrated SCSI and extensive server management, the Tiger 200 is based on proven, cost-effective technologies that provide exceptional performance and value, including the VIA® Apollo™ Pro133A chipset. With its robust feature set, the Tiger 200 will be a viable solution for users requiring top-notch server performance at an affordable price.

"The Tiger 200 provides IT professionals and power-users with a cost-effective multi-processor platform for the latest Pentium III processors" states Danny Hsu, Director of Strategic Marketing at Tyan. "With a powerful feature set that includes dual network controllers, integrated RAID technology and hardware monitoring, the Tiger 200 is the perfect platform for building affordable desktop and rackmount servers. Furthermore, with it's 4x AGP slot, the Tiger 200 also performs well in the entry-level workstation space".

Integrated RAID Technology

In addition to dual-channel DMA/100 support, the Tiger 200 utilizes the Promise® FastTrak100™ chipset to provide RAID technology right on the systemboard. This design enables users to easily protect their valuable data through the implementation of RAID 0, 1 or 0+1 technology. The FastTrak100 also incorporates features normally found in high-end SCSI RAID solutions including Tagged Command Queuing, Scatter/Gather DMA, Elevator Seek and more. These features, when combined with DMA/100 hard drives, provide Tiger 200 users with a powerful RAID solution that rivals the performance of higher-end SCSI RAID solutions.

Tiger 200 (S2505) Features

  • Dual FC-PGA design supports one or two Intel Pentium III processors
  • VIA Apollo Pro133A chipset supports a 100MHz or 133MHz Front-Side Bus
  • 4 DIMM sockets support 2GB of PC100 or 1.5GB of PC133 SDRAM
  • Dual Intel 82559 LAN controllers support 10/100BaseT Ethernet
  • Integrated ATI® RAGE™ XL VGA graphics acceleratorIntegrated Promise FastTrak100 IDE RAID controller
  • Four DMA/100 channels; two via chipset, two via FastTrak100 RAID controller
  • One 2x/4x AGP slot and five PCI slots
  • ATX form factor (12" x 9.6")


Initial shipments of the Tiger 200 have commenced, with wide availability expected by mid January, 2001. For more information, please contact Tyan at 510-651-8868 or visit their web site at

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About Tyan

Tyan Computer Corporation, founded in 1989 by long-time Intel and IBM executive Dr. T. Symon Chang, designs, manufactures and markets advanced systemboard technology. Its products are sold to OEMs, Systems Integrators, VARs and Resellers worldwide. Over the last decade, Tyan has consistently been one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States. Tyan was named to the prestigious INC 500 in 1997 and 1998 (19th fastest growing U.S. company in 1997). Tyan was also ranked by Deloitte & Touche as one of the USA's "Fast 500", as well as one of Silicon Valley's "Fast 50" companies in 1998. For more information, contact Tyan directly at 510-651-8868 or visit the company's World Wide Web site at

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Press Contact: Matt Vernon, Tyan Computer, 510-651-8868,


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