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RARITAN AND TYAN COMPUTER INTRODUCE NEW TECHNOLOGIES LEVERAGING AMD'S OPEN-PLATFORM ECOSYSTEM

Products: S2912 


SOMERSET, NJ AND FREMONT, CALIF. (January 15, 2007) - Raritan and TYAN Computer, who are both AMD (NYSE: AMD) ecosystem providers, today announced the availability of new technologies that together deliver advanced built-in remote server management capabilities, which help improve the manageability of enterprise IT systems, lower total cost of ownership and prevent system downtime.

TYAN unveiled the TYAN S2912 motherboard and Raritan introduced a compatible OPMA- (Open Platform Management Architecture) based remote management card.

Servers equipped with the new Raritan OPMA M3-G4 management card – which has been optimized for use on the TYAN S2912's OPMA connector – can be managed from any Internet connection through secure, always-available, out-of-band access.  The Raritan card provides high-performance KVM-over-IP, remote power control and supports virtual media that covers a broad range of mass storage emulation variations -- including virtual-floppy emulation, CD/DVD-drive emulation and, even, direct mass-storage redirection.  It also provides valuable server health performance information, such as the status of a server's memory, CPU temperature and fan speed.  In addition, the management card supports IPMI 2.0, SMASH CLP and WS-MAN.

The TYAN S2912 motherboard supports up to two AMD Opteron™ dual core 2000 series processors.  Based on NVIDIA's nForce 3600 server chipset, the TYAN S2912 motherboard supports up to 32GB of DDR RAM, includes integrated VGA, a SAS controller, a SATA2 controller and dual GbE.  In addition, the S2912 includes an OPMA slot for extensive high-performance server management.

Partner Quotes:

AMD -- "AMD's continued leadership and support of standards and openness is helping to foster an environment where partners can deliver innovative management solutions to the market," said Margaret Lewis, Director, Commercial Solutions for AMD.  "Today's announcement from TYAN and Raritan is an excellent example of how AMD is enabling its partners to develop high-performance and feature-rich solutions based on the open-platform ecosystem created by AMD."

NVIDIA -- "NVIDIA is excited to deliver AMD server platform solutions in partnership with Raritan and TYAN that set the industry standard for performance, reliability and manageability," said Manoj Gurjal, General Manager of Server and Workstation MCP Business at NVIDIA Corporation – a worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies and a member of the AMD ecosystem.

Raritan -- "Our affiliation with AMD, NVIDIA and TYAN exemplify how open architectures enable leading technology companies to introduce cost-effective, high-performance and leading-edge products to the market," said Michael Patellis, Director of OEM Sales at Raritan. "We are very excited about this initiative and are honored to be a key development partner for advanced systems management."

TYAN -- "Customers expect remote management as a standard feature for any server sold today, in order to enable consolidation and best management practices for IT infrastructures," stated Danny Hsu, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at TYAN.  "By leveraging the joint work between our partners AMD, NVIDIA and Raritan, we have been able to deliver solutions to meet our customers' demand for performance-driven products with a high degree of manageability"
 

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About Raritan (Raritan.com)

Raritan, based in Somerset, N.J., is a leading provider of products for managing IT equipment and the mission-critical applications and services that run on it. Raritan's highly reliable and responsive IT management solutions based on KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) switches, serial console servers, management software and remote connectivity products enable companies to proactively monitor and manage system health and vulnerabilities, as well as troubleshoot, access and repair faults from anywhere, at anytime. This simplifies and accelerates IT management work processes -- both in data centers and at remote branch offices -- improving service uptime and staff productivity. Raritan's solutions are used to manage more than 50,000 data centers and other IT sites around the world. Raritan also serves the OEM market by developing advanced, hardware-based, remote-management components based on digital KVM-over-IP and IPMI technologies.  Founded in 1985, Raritan today has 38 offices worldwide, and its products are distributed in 76 countries. For more information, please visit Raritan.com

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