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Dual AMD Opteron™ processor based Thunder K8S (S2880) solution validated by AMD

AMD Recommends the Thunder K8S (S2880) Server Solution


Fremont, CA, June 13th, 2003 - AMD has recently announced the validation of the Tyan Thunder K8S (S2880), a dual AMD Opteron™ processor based server platform. Through rigorous testing, AMD has evaluated the Thunder K8S (S2880) as providing users a high degree of reliability, usability, and performance.  AMD fully supports the solution and has listed it on its "AMD Opteron™ Processor Recommended Motherboards" list.

The Thunder K8S (S2880) is a powerful and unique solution for rackmount and pedestal servers.  It optimizes the AMD Opteron™ processor's key features, such as 64-bit CPU processing coupled to an integrated memory controller to reduce memory and front side bus bottlenecks.   The Thunder K8S (S2880) is also the first dual AMD Opteron™ processor platform that offers both Serial ATA and SCSI options for high storage capabilities, while dual Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports heighten network connectivity and bandwidth on a PCI-X bus.

The Thunder K8S (S2880) is currently shipping in volume.

AMD's listing of the Thunder K8S (S2880) is found at the following link:
http://www2.amd.com/us-en/protected/Processors/TechnicalResources/1,,30_182_869 _8819%5e8821,00.html?1054854023