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Tyan Computer Corporation Announces the TyanPSC Personal Supercomputer for Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003

Tyan and Microsoft are working together to deliver Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 on Tyan's TanPSC ushering in the Microsoft Windows era of Personal Cluster Computing.
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FREMONT, CA, June 28th, 2006 - Tyan Computer Corporation today announced a strategic relationship with Microsoft Corp to deliver the TyanPSC Personal Supercomputing platform using Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003. Tyan Computer Corporation designs, manufactures and markets the TyanPSC Personal Supercomputing system, based on cluster technology that provides turnkey supercomputing performance with the ease-of-use and productivity applications familiar to Microsoft users.

"We're pleased that Tyan Computer is offering an innovative Personal Supercomputing platform design with Windows Computer Cluster Server 2003," said Kyril Faenov, director of high-performance computing at Microsoft Corp. "In five years, Microsoft wants every researcher and scientist to have supercomputing power from their desk. The TyanPSC product line will accelerate the adoption of Windows-based Personal Supercomputing clusters over the next few years."

Designed for offices and laboratories, Tyan's TyanPSC is a high-performance, innovative productivity tool for individual engineers, scientists, financial and creative professionals that need high- performance computing without the hassle of a shared resource. The TyanPSC product line provides supercomputing performance while maintaining efficient power use and quite operation, allowing them to be used comfortably in enterprise and research environments.

"Tyan is pleased to be aligned with Microsoft on Personal Supercomputing initiatives." said Symon Chang, CEO of Tyan Computer Corporation. "The combination of our design, manufacturing and systems capability with Microsoft's operating system and server expertise, positions Tyan to be a premier solution provider for this quickly growing and important segment of the HPC market."

With Tyan's TyanPSC and Microsoft's Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003, individual HPC professionals have a new set of tools to accelerate time-to-insight by taking advantage of simplified cluster deployment, management and use in all technical environments. The familiar Windows productivity and management environment shortens start up time and eliminates the need for user training. At the same time, application developers can rely on Tyan's industry standard hardware infrastructure while designing parallel processing applications within the familiar Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

With the TyanPSC, in combination with Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003, Tyan is making clusters a convenient, flexible, low maintenance product with the ease-of-use and user experience of an integrated device, like a PC. The TyanPSC, at 70 GFLOPs provides almost an order of magnitude higher performance than other workstations, at around the same cost. The Tyhphoon PSC also eliminate the usual support burden we have for high-performance computing - no extensive infrastructure of IT staff.

The TyanPSC is easy to manage, easy to service, and easy to use. The experience and expertise Tyan has developed during the last decade, providing the building blocks of many mission critical HPC installations, has been built in to this innovative Personal Supercomputer. For the first time, Tyan has combined its manufacturing excellence with it systems integration know-how to provide users with HPC power at workstation prices and with the familiar Microsoft user experience.

At 70GFLOPs and whisper quiet, the TyanPSC delivers supercomputing power and flexibility without the burden of normal HPC infrastructure or management. The TyanPSC provides a variety of configurations to meet the computational needs of many different workloads. Whether analyzing geophysical tomography data sets, modeling biological processes or executing almost instantaneous financial analysis and transactions, the TyanPSC can be configured to meet multiple user goals.

TyanPSC Features:
  • 70 GFLOPs peak performance
  • At 1400 Watts max, plugs into standard wall outlet
  • Small and Mobile – Sits next to or under a desk (14" x 12.6" x 26.7")
  • Low-noise, whisper quiet operation… less than 47dB.
  • Easy to use Personal Supercomputer using Microsoft Windows
    Computer Cluster Server 2003
  • Dual Core node support and up to 64GB system memory

TyanPSC Specifications:

  • Supports for up to four (4) nodes with single or dual core processors
  • AMD Opteron™ 200 processors
  • Up to 64GB -  DDR400/333 Registered memory (AMD Opteron-based system)
  • Eight (8) Gigabit Ethernet ports integrated for network expansion options
  • Up to four (4) Serial ATA HDD devices supported
  • Four (4) built-in EPS12V 350W power supplies with PFC

Availability and Pricing:

The TyanPSC starts under $10,000 USD and is currently available.
To learn more about Tyan Computer Corporation and the TyanPSC, please visit www. For customer inquiries, in Germany, please call  49 8136 939530. In the United States,  please call 1-510-651-8868.