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Tyan launches TyanPSC-600 series
Personal Supercomputer with Platform Open Cluster Stack

TyanPSC Personal Supercomputer platform provides turnkey integration

SC2006 Tampa, Fla. Nov 14, 2006 -
Tyan Computer Corporation, a leader in high performance computing system design, today announced an intent to partner with Platform Computing Inc. for optional bundling of Platform's Open Cluster Stack (OCS) as an integrated  vendor certified cluster stack for the TyanPSC personal supercomputer. The TyanPSC-600 series is based on Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® Processors 5300 Series (Clovertown). Tyan's innovative line of personal supercomputers provide new ways to use and access the computational power of supercomputing by offering turnkey workstations that are easy to deploy, easy to use, and work in any lab, office or other constrained environments.

Platform Open Cluster Stack (OCS) is a modular and hybrid stack that transparently integrates open source and commercial software into a single consistent cluster operating environment. Platform OCS is a pre-integrated, vendor certified software stack that assures the consistent delivery of scale-out application clusters. This enhanced software stack eliminates the higher costs of sales, support and development caused by inconsistent software and certification in Linux clusters.

TyanPSC will offer Platform OCS for single TyanPSC cluster systems and for organization seeking to grid-enable the TyanPSC to form an organizational grid can leverage Platform LSF and Multi-cluster options available as a factory install.

"Platform Computing is pleased to have been selected by Tyan to offer Platform OCS for the TyanPSC systems. We intent to work closely with Tyan to ensure our offerings are consistent with TyanPSC's vision of personal supercomputing. In addition, Platform LSF and Multi-cluster software will enable users of TyanPSCs to form a loosely coupled organizational Grid with minimum effort," said Chris Purpura, Vice President of  New Ventures Group and Strategic Alliances, Platform Computing. "Platform's support infrastructure gives TyanPSC customers and partners the best of the open source and commercial software worlds – customers get the support they expect from a commercial vendor and benefit from the unique innovation that is symbolic of open source. Because Platform OCS is certified and runs on TyanPSC clusters, ISVs are able to target a large portion of the personal supercomputing market without increasing their development and validation costs."

"Tyan has taken a leadership position in the personal supercomputing space, delivering I nearly 1 year ago and now we are launching TyanPSC-600 series based on the latest Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® Processors," said Eric Chang,  Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Tyan Computer. "Platform's Open Cluster Stack is helping us extend our personal supercomputing leadership by offering ease of use for the end users, best in class cluster software and support and at the same time, enabling organization to form a production ready enterprise Grid based on TyanPSC-600 series clusters with Platform LSF and Multi-cluster."

TyanPSC-600 Series Features:

  • 256 gigaflops peak performance
  • 1400 Watts max, plugs into standard wall outlet
  • Small form factor, portable
  • Low-noise, whisper quiet operation… less than 52dB.
  • Platform Computing Open Cluster Stack
  • Personal Supercomputer using Microsoft Windows Computer Cluster Server 2003
  • Up to 40 CPU cores per system

Availability and Pricing

The TyanPSC-600 Series starts under $15,000 USD, with general availability in January 2007. To learn more about TyanPSC and the TyanPSC-600 series personal supercomputer, please visit

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About Tyan PSC

TyanPSC is a new Tyan Computer Corporation business unit focused on delivering the best high performance computing value and innovation directly to our users. With over 2.5 Million users of Tyan systems in the HPC market, TyanPSC is uniquely positioned to offer powerful, industry-leading supercomputers to organizations worldwide. Designed for offices and laboratories, TyanPSC Personal Supercomputers are high-performance, innovative productivity tools for individuals and workgroups of engineers, scientists, financial and creative professionals that need high performance computing without the hassle of arcane usability features or managing a shared IT resource.

The TyanPSC product line provides supercomputing performance while maintaining efficient power use and quiet operation, allowing them to be used comfortably in enterprise and research environments. TyanPSC strives for leading design and integration to deliver the highest performance, turnkey, easy-to-deploy and easy-to-use Personal Supercomputers for any situation.

About Tyan

Tyan Computer Corporation, founded in 1989 by long-time Intel and IBM executive, Dr. T. Symon Chang, designs, manufactures and markets innovative server, workstation and desktop systems and platforms. Tyan system board products are sold to OEMs, Systems Integrators, VARs and Resellers worldwide.

Products from Tyan feature design enhancements specifically developed for enterprise computer room and data center environments. These highly stable, space-efficient products are very attractive to OEMs and System Integrators designing next generation rackmount server solutions for a wide array of applications.

With design and engineering centers located in the U.S., China, and Taiwan, Tyan holds a distinct advantage over the competition. Tyan's engineers are well-positioned to assist customers with the development of tailored solutions that meet their requirements. Customers are assured that Tyan products meet the highest quality and reliability standards available.

Tyan enables its customers to be technology leaders by providing scalable, highly-integrated, reliable platforms for a wide range of applications such as high-end server and workstation usage in markets such as CAD, DCC, E&P and HPC. Tyan's time-to-market strategies and cutting-edge engineering processes distinguish them from the competition. Many Tyan customers have had their Tyan-based products recognized within their industries, garnering a multitude of distinguished awards.


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