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TYAN® unleashes the Thunder K8S Pro (S2882),
A high-end system board featuring
dual AMD Opteron™ technology

The Thunder K8S Pro (S2882) Enables the Ideal Dual Opteron™ 1U/2U Platform

Computex - Taipei, Taiwan, September 22nd, 2003 -
Tyan® , the leader in dual AMD motherboard technology, today launched the Thunder K8S Pro (S2882), an AMD Opteron™ based platform for the 1U and 2U server segments.  Powered by two Opteron™ processors, the Thunder K8S Pro (S2882) is a compelling motherboard with highly competitive features such as excellent memory performance, IPMI compliant server management support, and powerful broadband connectivity.

The main features of the Thunder K8S Pro (S2882) are designed to maximize the potential of a demanding server platform.  One of the motherboard's most powerful features is the set of four 64-bit PCI-X slots for optimal I/O performance.  Up to eight DDR DIMMS can populate the Thunder K8S Pro (S2882) to provide an impressive capacity of 16GB of ECC memory, Gigabit Ethernet and Fast Ethernet LAN ports to accommodate high bandwidth, and support for the latest in IPMI remote management technology for convenient and sophisticated administrative control.

Other features of the Thunder K8S Pro (S2882) include EPS12V universal power compatibility, Serial ATA with RAID 0, 1 or 0+1 support, an integrated ATI® RAGE™ XL graphics controller, and more.

"The Thunder K8S Pro (S2882) steals the spotlight as Tyan's most powerful dual AMD Opteron™ motherboard for the server and cluster segments," said Don Clegg, Vice President of Sales and Strategic Programs at Tyan.  "Its array of impressive features such as 64-bit CPU and memory support with 8 DIMMs, 64-bit PCI-X support, multiple onboard LAN controllers, integrated graphics and an IPMI server management option all combine to meet the rigorous demands of the emerging 1U and 2U markets."

The Thunder K8S Pro (S2882) will start sampling in mid-September, and start shipping in production volume in October.

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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 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.  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 web site at


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