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TYAN® SYSTEM BOARDS POWER SUPERCOMPUTER AT UC SANTA CRUZ - Tyan Thunder K7 System Board Technology at the Heart of Racksaver Supercomputing Cluster

Fremont, CA, February 06, 2002
- Racksaver, Inc. and the University of California at Santa Cruz have partnered to build one of the 100 most powerful supercomputers in the world. Tyan is pleased to announce that their Thunder K7 platforms are at the heart of this powerful supercomputer. The Thunder K7 was the world's first platform to support dual AMD processors, and the first to utilize groundbreaking AMD chipset technology.

The supercomputer, with processing power in excess of 300 gigaflops, dubbed "UpsAnd" for the Upsilon Andromedae Planetary System, will be used to help UCSC scientists learn more about planets, stars and the universe by modeling these systems on their new supercomputer. UpsAnd consists of 132 nodes configured with 132 Thunder K7 boards, 264 Athlon MP processors, 132 gigabytes of memory and nearly 8 terabytes of storage.

"Tyan's Thunder K7 enables Racksaver ( to pack unparalleled performance into a 1U rack-optimized solution," said Paul Mecucci, director of Sales & Marketing at Racksaver. "Integrating 132 of these leading-edge servers into the UpsAnd cluster has provided UCSC scientists with the performance and scalability necessary for their advanced research."

"Leading-edge technology from Tyan and Racksaver provides the computing power and space-efficiency necessary for the advanced research being done at UC Santa Cruz", said Don Clegg, vice president of Marketing and OEM Sales at Tyan. "Tyan is extremely proud to have our Thunder K7 technology at the heart of one of the 100 most powerful supercomputers in the world".

About Tyan

Tyan Computer Corporation, founded in 1989 by long-time Intel and IBM executive Dr. T. Symon Chang, designs, manufactures and markets advanced system board technology. Its products are sold to OEMs, VARs, System Integrators, and Resellers worldwide. Over the last decade, Tyan has consistently been one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States. In the last five years, Tyan has twice been named to the prestigious INC 500 list of fastest growing U.S. companies. 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 at 510-651-8868 or visit their web site at

About RackSaver Inc.

RackSaver™ Inc. is a world-class provider of high-density individual rack-mounted computer servers and supercomputer clusters, high-density computing solutions, computing systems as well as other software integration services. The company's state of the art servers and supercomputer clusters primarily utilize the Linux operating systems, the fastest growing segments of the server market. The company also offers servers with the Microsoft Windows XP and 2000 operating systems. RackSaver's management team has over 30 years of experience in server design and manufacturing. RackSaver has been installing supercomputer clusters for the past four years. The company's systems are sold primarily to Fortune 2000 companies, universities, major research institutions, Internet service providers, and research & development entities. RackSaver has been based in San Diego for over five years and its committed to providing custom and turnkey solutions for virtually any market needing high - performance computing power at the lowest possible cost. To learn more about RackSaver™ and its unique supercomputing cluster solutions visit or call 858/874-3800.

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