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TYAN® introduces the Thunder K8SR (S2881), dual AMD Opteron™ server motherboard optimized for rackmounts

The Thunder K8SR (S2881) Is the Ultimate Rackmount
Solution with Advanced Airflow Design

Fremont, CA, January 12th, 2004 -
Tyan® , today launched the Thunder K8SR (S2881), a dual AMD Opteron™ processor server platform optimized for the 1U and 2U rackmount markets.  Utilizing the latest AMD Opteron™ 200 series processors, the Thunder K8SR (S2881) is a powerful server platform with a comprehensive feature set and low profile components to promote maximum airflow and controlled temperature inside a variety of chassis.

The features of the Thunder K8SR (S2881) include eight DIMM slots for up to 16GB of Registered DDR400 memory, two independent PCI-X buses, Dual Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, onboard ATI® RAGE™ XL graphics, four Serial ATA ports with RAID 0, 1, or 10 support, and more.

Besides having a host of competitive features, the Thunder K8SR (S2881) has strategically located components that allow maximum airflow across the motherboard.  The onboard components are both low-profile and located in areas where add-on cards and cables are not obstructing the main airflow pathways.

"For expansive memory capabilities, increased performance of high bandwidth devices, and high flexibility in storage options, the Thunder K8SR (S2881) is the best choice for optimal performance in a rackmount," said Danny Hsu, Senior Director of Marketing at Tyan. "Tyan is one of the first manufacturers to design a low-profile server platform for rackmounts, and will continue to produce server solutions with superior engineering quality."

The Thunder K8SR (S2881) is sampling now, and will start shipping in production volume by the middle of the first quarter of 2004.

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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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