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TYAN®-Built 4-Way AMD Opteron™ Platform
Shakes Server Industry

Thunder K8QS Pro (S4882) from Tyan
Enables Customers to Realize Increased Processing Power

Fremont, CA, June 2nd, 2004 -
In a move to bring higher performance power to the computational needs of server customers everywhere, Tyan®, a market leader in server and workstation platforms, launched the industry-shaking Thunder K8QS Pro (S4882). With the capability to support up to four (4) AMD Opteron™ 800 Series Processors, the Thunder K8QS Pro (S4882) enables customers to deliver scalable solutions along with astounding processor performance.

The Thunder K8QS Pro (S4882) embodies the latest in server technologies available today. With the ability to support multiple HyperTransport™ links in the AMD Opteron 800 Series Processor, customers are provided a cost-efficient 2-way to 4-way processor migration, a new level of computing expandability that also provides high-bandwidth connectivity and multiple storage options. Integrated features of the Thunder K8QS Pro also include support for up to 32GB of DDR400 (PC3200) Registered ECC memory for server-class reliability, dual Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, PCI-X 133MHz and legacy PCI support, dual-channel U320 SCSI, four (4) Serial ATA ports with RAID levels 0, 1, 10, all within an SSI MEB (16" x 13") form factor.

Versatile and capable, the Thunder K8QS Pro (S4882) provides customers with the ability to keep 32-bit application investments while enabling a pathway to use of 64-bit applications and operating systems. With the ability to simultaneously operate in both 32-bit and 64-bit modes, the Thunder K8QS Pro offers customers a wide array of options for cluster, database processing, data analysis, high-end simulation, and any number of other server applications.

"Many applications today have hit roadblocks due to memory limitations or legacy hardware platforms," stated Danny Hsu, Senior Director of Marketing at Tyan. "Tyan's offering of the Thunder K8QS Pro (S4882) will eliminate those limitations and offer customers the ability to deliver highly-scalable, industry-leading server solutions."

The Thunder K8QS Pro (S4882) is currently sampling everywhere, and will reach mass production in Q3 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.  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

Tyan is a registered trademark of Tyan Computer Corporation. AMD and Opteron are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.


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