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Fremont, CA,  October 8, 2001
– Tyan®  Computer Corporation today announced that it has initiated shipments of it's latest platform for pedestal server, front-end server, and Internet data center applications. The
Thunder HEsl-T utilizes high-performance chipset technology from ServerWorks® and supports up to two of the new Intel® Pentium® III Processors with 512kB Cache, formerly known as Tualatin.

Tyan, a leading designer and manufacturer of Internet infrastructure products and system board solutions, is highly focused on developing cost-effective, high-performance computing solutions, particularly for the performance server and workstation markets. Tyan's server platforms include unique design implementations that provide optimal performance, stability and reliability – crucial for mission-critical applications.

Harnessing the power of the ServerWorks® ServerSet™ III HE-SL chipset, the Thunder HEsl-T provides the computing power necessary for today's server applications. In addition to its dual-processor design, this platform includes a host of integrated features such as 64-bit PCI, dual LAN connections, ATI graphics, and optional dual-channel Ultra160 SCSI.

"The Thunder HEsl-T is the perfect front-end server platform", stated John Nguyen, Product Marketing Manager at Tyan. "With support for two Pentium III Processors with 512kB Cache, 64-bit PCI, dual-channel LAN, optional SCSI storage control, and Zero-Channel RAID, this new platform provides optimal performance for both pedestal and 2U rackmount server installations."

An exciting new feature, the Thunder HEsl-T is "Adaptec RAID Ready" through its support of EMbedded RAID Logic (EMRL). An "EMRL Enabled" 64-bit PCI slot on the Thunder HEsl-T will accept Adaptec's new Zero-Channel RAID (ZCR) technology. Adaptec ZCR products will be available in October 2001. For more information on ZCR technology, please visit
The Thunder HEsl-T is currently available in sample quantities. Tyan expects volume production to begin in early Q4 2001.

Thunder HEsl-T (S2688) Features

  • Dual PGA370 "universal" sockets support two Intel Pentium III Processors with 512kB Cache (Tualatin)
  • ServerWorks ServerSet III HE-SL chipset supports a 100/133MHz Front-Side Bus
  • Six DIMM sockets support 6GB of PC100/133 Registered SDRAM
  • Four 64-bit 66MHz PCI slots and two 32-bit 33MHz PCI slots
  • Dual-channel Ultra160 SCSI option available
  • Adaptec RAID Ready through a single "EMRL Enabled" 64-bit PCI slot
  • Dual-channel 10/100BaseT Fast Ethernet connections
  • Integrated ATI® RAGE™ XL graphics with 4MB frame buffer
  • Extended ATX form factor (13" x 12")

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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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