TYAN® is one of the FIRST to be validated by AMD to
Support the AMD Opteron™ 248 processor

AMD Recommends Using the Tyan Thunder K8S (S2880) to
Support the New Opteron™ 248 Processor


Fremont, CA, November 18th, 2003 - AMD has announced that the Tyan Thunder K8S (S2880), a dual AMD Opteron™ processor based server platform, has been validated to support the new Opteron™ 248 processor. At 2.2GHz, 1MB L2 Cache, and supporting DDR400/333, the Opteron™ 248 processor enters the industry as a cutting edge solution for 32 and 64-bit processing applications.

AMD has evaluated the Thunder K8S (S2880) under comprehensive testing procedures to ensure a high degree of reliability, usability, and performance. AMD has listed the platform on its "AMD Opteron™ Processor Recommended Motherboards" list at:
http://www2.amd.com/us-en/recmobo/De...819%5e8821,00. html?queryID=77230

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 scalable 32 and 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.