TYAN Press Release


TyanPSC's new OEM brand and products demonstrated at booth #240

SUPERCOMPUTING 2006, TAMPA, Fla., NOV. 14, 2006 - Tyan Computer Corporation today announced the introduction and launch of its new OEM business division, TyanPSC. TyanPSC exists to design and deliver personal supercomputers for Tyan Computer Corporation's customer base of more than 2.5 million users. TyanPSC offers branded Typhoon series personal supercomputers that provide a combination of the best local computational horsepower with  the streamlined user experience that engineers and scientists expect from a PC. TyanPSC's next generation personal supercomputer, the Typhoon 600 series, announced and launched in coordination with the TyanPSC OEM business unit, is a turnkey five node cluster system that runs Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003, delivering 256 gigaflops using Intel Xeon 5300 series "Clovertown" processors.

TyanPSC is closely partnered with leading technology providers in the HPC industry to ensure high performance, reliability, ease-of-use and a wide range of ready-to-use ISV HPC applications.

"We provide outstanding value and performance to our HPC users with the Typhoon 600 series personal supercomputing platform. TyanPSC integrates the best of the HPC industry into one system. Our partnerships with Intel and Mellanox on the hardware side, and with Microsoft, Wolfram, Fluent and others, on the software side, delivers unmatched performance and a wide range of capability in your office or, if need be, in constrained places like remote or mobile research sites." said Dr. Symon Chang, CEO of Tyan Computer Corporation. "We're leaving the performance compromise of personal supercomputers behind us by delivering a system that pumps out one quarter of a teraflop from a standard wall socket without the mess and difficulty of the back room data center."

TyanPSC Industry Partnerships

TyanPSC's long term partnerships with hardware companies, such as Intel Corporation and Mellanox Technologies, provide an ongoing roadmap for performance and scalability.

"Companies, including Tyan, are providing technology designs that take advantage of the new Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processors," said Jim Pappas, director of initiative marketing for Intel Corporation. "These new quad-core processors provide breakthrough performance and efficiency for offices and other constrained supercomputing environments."

TyanPSC's entry into the Personal Supercomputing segment of the HPC market provides another solution for Intel's HPC users. TyanPSC's dedication to turnkey personal supercomputers that are easy to deploy, manage and use, highlight the benefits that can be achieved using Intel Xeon 5300 series processors. Our new quad core technologies are leading the industry with robust HPC solutions.

"TyanPSC's innovative platforms utilize Mellanox InfiniBand interconnect to provide a clustered, multi-core environment that extends high-performance computing into personal use," said Gilad Shainer, senior technical marketing manager at Mellanox Technologies. "InfiniBand connectivity is a key ingredient for leading clustered application performance, overall system efficiency and scalability, and provides connectivity to external, high-speed, storage solutions."

TyanPSC is focused on delivering turnkey solutions that are easy to use and deploy. Working with Microsoft and industry ISV's, TyanPSC delivers end-to-end solutions for HPC customers.

"Microsoft is dedicated to work with partners, like TyanPSC, to enable engineers and scientists to deliver better, faster science by eliminating the barriers of complexity that prevent them from deploying clusters," said Shawn Hansen, director of HPC marketing, Windows Server Division at Microsoft Corp.  "We're working with partners to make HPC technology a pervasive resource, something as easy to deploy and use as printers are today. TyanPSC's Typhoon personal supercomputers represent an opportunity to meet that goal."

ISVs, such as Wolfram Research and Livermore Software Technology Corporation, deliver turnkey capabilities of TyanPSC Typhoons, right out of the box.

"TyanPSC is delivering personal supercomputers that help our users take full advantage of the power of our HPC offerings - gridMathematica and Mathematica Personal Grid Edition. With the innovative Typhoon 600 series product line, TyanPSC provides a great target for turnkey implementations of Mathematica based solutions. Wolfram Research is pleased to be a partner of the TyanPSC division of Tyan Computer. We anticipate offering even more ground-breaking personal supercomputing technologies in the future."

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Typhoon 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.
  • Easy to use Personal Supercomputer using Microsoft Windows Computer Cluster Server 2003
  • Up to 40 CPU cores per system

Availability and Pricing

The Typhoon 600 Series starts under $15,000 USD, is sampling now with general availability in January 2007..

To learn more about TyanPSC and the Typhoon 600 series personal supercomputer, please visit

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