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Tyan® Unveils Thunder LE™ Platform

Robust Design Powers Internet Infrastructure Servers

Fremont, CA, September 27, 2000 - Tyan® Computer Corp., a leading designer and manufacturer of Internet infrastructure products and systemboard solutions, announced the addition of the Thunder LE to its extensive line of innovative Internet platforms. The Thunder LE is the latest systemboard in Tyan's comprehensive Internet infrastructure strategy.

Designed for ISP, ASP, web hosting, data center and other infrastructure applications, the Thunder LE provides industry-leading performance, stability and reliability. OEMs and System Integrators delivering rackmount solutions for the service provider and dot-com markets will appreciate the Thunder LE's powerful feature set, as well as its space-efficient 1U design. With the introduction of the Thunder LE, Tyan has expanded its line of high-performance platforms for Internet infrastructure computing.

Robust Platform

The Thunder LE utilizes the latest processor, memory and bus technologies, to provide breakneck performance for web-centric applications. With support for dual Intel® Pentium™ III processors and 4 gigabytes of PC133 ECC memory, the Thunder LE is ideally suited for the high-transaction processing environments of today's Internet data centers. In addition, the Thunder LE includes two 64-bit PCI expansion slots, further extending its capabilities by enabling the installation of Gigabit Ethernet adapters, Fibre Channel storage controllers or other cutting-edge peripherals. These powerful features provide an exceptional platform for servers running Microsoft® Windows™ NT or Windows™ 2000, Novell NetWare™, Red Hat® Linux, SCO® Unix or other high-performance operating system.  

"The Thunder LE continues Tyan's leadership in delivering high-performance, multi-processor solutions for the server market" states George Koivun, Director of Business Development at Tyan. "The Thunder LE's performance, stability and reliability make it the ideal choice for OEMs and System Integrators in search of a highly reliable platform for their 1U server offerings."

Space-Efficient Design

Ideally suited for data center and corporate computer room environments, the Thunder LE is designed for 1U or 2U rackmount chassis'. With features such as FC-PGA processor sockets, angled memory slots, onboard video and integrated network and storage connectivity, the Thunder LE is aimed squarely at integrators looking for a powerful feature set in a low-profile form factor.

Thunder LE (S2510) Features

  • Dual FC-PGA design supports one or two Intel Pentium III processors
  • ServerWorks ServerSet III LE chipset supports a 100MHz or 133MHz Front-Side Bus
  • 25o angled DIMM sockets support 4GB of PC133 registered memory, including ECC
  • Dual Ultra160 SCSI connections (manufacturing option)
  • Integrated LAN, DMA/66 and VGA connections
  • Two 64-bit 66MHz PCI expansion slots
  • Hardware monitoring of fans, voltage, thermal and chassis
  • ATX form factor (12" x 9.6")


Tyan is currently shipping the Thunder LE in sample quantities, with volume shipments commencing before the end of October. For more information, or for details regarding chassis and memory compatibility, please contact Tyan at 510-651-8868 or visit their web site at