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TYAN® Thunder i860 PLATFORM SUPPORTS LATEST INTEL XEON PROCESSORS

Tyan Thunder i860 Now Supports New "Prestonia" Series Intel Xeon Processors


Fremont, CA, January 17, 2002 - Tyan® Computer Corporation announced today that their powerful Thunder i860 system board has been updated to support the latest Intel® Xeon™ Processors. The latest Xeon Processor, previously known by the code name "Prestonia", provides the peak performance levels required by today's most demanding workstation and server applications.

Tyan, a leading designer and manufacturer of Internet infrastructure products and system board solutions, originally announced the Thunder i860 in May of 2001, and has been shipping the board in volume since its release. Existing users of the Thunder i860 can update their platform to support the latest Xeon™ Processors by updating the BIOS. The updated BIOS is currently available for download at
http://www.tyan.com/support/html/b_th_i860.html.

"Updating our Thunder i860 to support the latest Intel Xeon Processors brings increased performance to one of our most powerful workstation platforms," stated Danny Hsu, Director of Marketing at Tyan. "In addition, current Thunder i860 users can easily update their platforms to support these latest processors with a simple BIOS update."