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Tyan TARO™ M9000 Card Delivers SAS and HostRAID™
Add-on Functionality for Server Boards

FREMONT, CA, December 19th, 2005
- A potential bottleneck for many enterprise-class server systems lies in the storage I/O architecture, which has classically been tied to parallel bus interfaces. With the introduction of serial connect interfaces, several types of storage devices, such as those based on SCSI, can now be accessed at higher speeds with more bandwidth. With the upcoming introduction of widely available Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) devices, Tyan is announcing an addition to its popular line of TARO add-on card product family with the M9000. The
M9000 offers the benefits of an enterprise-class storage I/O interface for just about any tier of customer. Such benefits include:

  • Four (4) or eight (8) port SAS / SATA-II ports supported (SKU-dependent)
  • Up to 3.0 Gb/s throughput per port
  • HostRAID levels 0, 1, and 10, as well as ZCR
  • PCI-X 133MHz bus interface (via TARO SO-DIMM socket)
  • Wide-range of OS supported including Windows and Linux
  • M9000 supported on many Tyan server motherboards

"The introduction of serial connect interfaces for use in storage I/O technologies has opened up the possibility for incredible performance gains and improved airflow mechanics in space-constrained environments, such as those found in server rackmount systems," said Danny Hsu, VP of Sales and Marketing at Tyan. "Through the addition of the M9000 to Tyan's TARO product line, customers will be able to easily add SAS storage functionality in existing or new systems that use Tyan server motherboards, improving efficiency and maintaining their system install base all at the same time."

TARO™ M9000 is currently sampling to select customers, and will reach mass availability in mid Q1'06.

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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.  Tyan enables its customers to be technology leaders by providing scalable, highly-integrated, reliable platforms for a wide range of applications such as Internet appliances, and server/workstation usage in markets such as CAD, DCC, E&P and HPC.  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 & Touché 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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