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TYAN® drives Server Market forward with New High-Performance Dual AMD Opteron™ Rackmount

Tyan's Latest Barebones Rackmount Delivers
Incredible Speed and Performance for 1U Server Space

Fremont, CA, July 8th, 2004 -
In a move to enable higher performance and increase server network value, Tyan today introduced the newest addition to the Transport barebones series: the dual AMD Opteron™-based Transport GX28 (B2881). Delivering up to four (4) 3.5" drive bays with hot-swap capability on either a U320 SCSI or Serial ATA backplane, the Transport GX28 also comes with a full frontal suite of LED indicators, dual front access USB ports, and a slim CD-ROM drive that comes standard. In addition to these exciting features, the Transport GX28 also has a specially-designed set of two (2) rear PCI-X expansion ports capable of supporting 133/100MHz speeds, a 400W power supply with PFC, and a thermally-advantaged design for optimized cooling throughout the system. Everything is laid out in a 26.5" depth chassis for easy integration into any network infrastructure.

At the system level, the Transport GX28 (B2881) is based on Tyan's widely-acclaimed Thunder K8SR (S2881). Using a breakthrough architecture which offers a high bandwidth and low latency memory subsystem, HyperTransport™ technology for standard-setting I/O performance, and cutting edge 64-bit performance, the Transport GX28 (B2881) provides nothing less than the power to deliver the next generation of server solutions for any range of applications. The Transport GX28 (B2881) also features support for up to 16GB of DDR400 (PC3200) Registered Memory with ECC for server-level reliability, integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, a built-in 8MB ATI® RAGE XL™ video controller, full suite of power management functions, and optional server management capability. All of this provides customers with an unprecedented level of flexibility in the Transport GX28 (B2881) for the development of server systems.

"Server system and infrastructure developers are looking for scalability in storage, and flexibility in configurations to meet a wide variety of customer requirements," said Danny Hsu, Senior Director of Marketing at Tyan. "The Transport GX28 (B2881) includes everything needed to blend in the best components available in a minimum amount of time to set up IT networks with the promise of delivering the highest levels of 64-bit performance. In addition, our latest design for dual rear PCI-X expansion ports offers unbeatable flexibility in rackmount applications."

Transport GX28 (B2881) is sampling now, and will reach production levels in mid-July of this year.

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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 for a wide range of applications.  Since its inception, 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 (the 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, visit the company's web site at

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