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TYAN® ANNOUNCES SYSTEM BOARD FOR INTEL® XEON™ PROCESSOR BASED SERVERS

Thunder i7500 Supports Intel® E7500 Chipset; Provides Breakthrough I/O Performance


Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco, CA, February 25, 2002 - Tyan® Computer Corporation today announced it will begin shipping its Thunder i7500, one of the first dual processor system boards to utilize the Intel® E7500 chipset. Introduced on schedule after a highly successful development effort, the Thunder i7500 supports two Intel® Xeon™ processors, including the latest Intel Xeon processor with 512K cache at a frequency up to 2.20GHz.

Tyan, a leading designer and developer of Internet infrastructure products and system board solutions, is among the first system board manufacturers to ship a platform based on the Intel® E7500 chipset.  The Thunder i7500 is the perfect platform for OEMs and System Integrators who build high-performance servers for pedestal and rackmount applications.

In addition to supporting two Intel® Xeon™ Processors, the Thunder i7500 features two fully independent PCI-X buses, providing over 2GB per second of maximum bandwidth – plenty of headroom for even the most I/O-intensive applications. The Thunder i7500 also supports up to 12GB of memory, dual-channel SCSI, and features both Gigabit Ethernet and Fast Ethernet LAN ports. Pre-qualified OEMs have the opportunity to implement IPMI-compliant server management using Tyan's optional server management daughtercard.

"Supporting two Intel Xeon processors, two PCI-X buses, dual-channel SCSI, and Gigabit/Fast Ethernet connectivity, the Thunder i7500 demonstrates its position as the perfect platform for today's server environments" said Dr. Symon Chang, founder and CEO at Tyan.  "Tyan is pleased to be one of the first to market with this high-performance, highly integrated server solution."

"The Intel E7500 chipset is the premier, high-performance chipset for Intel-based servers, providing customers with leading-edge features required by today's most demanding applications," said Hemant Dhulla, director of enterprise chipset marketing for Intel's Enterprise Platforms Group. "We work closely with system board manufacturers such as Tyan to design platforms based on the Intel E7500 chipset.

Thunder i7500 (S2720) Features
  • Dual mPGA603 ZIF sockets support up to two Intel Xeon processors
  • Intel E7500 chipset supports an industry-leading 400MHz system bus
  • Six 184-pin DIMM sockets support up to 12GB of Registered DDR200 memory
  • Two 133MHz 64-bit PCI-X slots, two 66MHz 64-bit PCI-X slots and one 33MHz 32-bit PCI slot
  • Integrated dual-channel Ultra160 SCSI, Gigabit Ethernet, and Fast Ethernet controllers
  • EPS12V power connectors; SSI EEB v3.0 form factor (12" x 13")
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