Fremont, CA, July 25th, 2003 – Tyan® today announced the Tomcat K8S (S2850), the industry’s first single AMD Opteron™ server platform. With features such as ATX form factor, 64-bit architecture support, and dual Gigabit Ethernet LANs, the Tomcat K8S (S2850) is an ideal choice for those looking for a high-performing and affordable Opteron™ server platform.

The Tomcat K8S (S2850) has many valuable features. The platform has an onboard ATI® RAGE™ XL graphics controller which produces richer graphics, dual Gigabit Ethernet LANs for high bandwidth, integrated four-channel Serial ATA support for maximum storage, and six PCI slots for expandability – all in an ATX form factor. A second version, offering on-board RAID is available for those, who are looking for higher data security. In addition, the platform achieves maximum bandwidth and low latency through the Opteron™ HyperTransport™ technology and integrated memory controller. Four memory slots can be used to add up to 8GB registered DDR333 (PC2700) with or without ECC. As an alternative, registered DDR200/266 (PC1600/2100) can be used.

“The Tomcat K8S is the cost-efficient answer for your server needs,” said Danny Hsu, Director of Sales and Marketing. “There is a flexibility for choice of chassis and power supply with its ATX form factor, lower cost of ownership with one processor, and a high value through the various integrated features.”
The Tomcat K8S (S2850) is currently in mass production. The recommended price is Euro 235.-, local taxes not included.

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About Tyan
Tyan Computer Corporation, founded in 1989 by long-time Intel and IBM executive Dr. T. Symon Chang, designs, manufactures and markets advanced system board technology. Its products are sold to OEMs, VARs, System Integrators, and Resellers worldwide. Over the last decade, Tyan has consistently been one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States. Tyan was named to the prestigious INC 500 in 1997 and 1998 (19th fastest ngrowing U.S. company in 1997). Tyan was also ranked by Deloitte & Touche as one of the USA's "Fast 500", as well as one of Silicon Valley's "Fast 50" companies in 1998. For more information, contact Tyan directly at 510-651-8868 or visit the company's web site at

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