Server platform provider Tyan unveiled it will support AMD's new 45nm Shanghai processor with 23 current motherboards and 1 new product. Owners of one of these 23 platforms will only need to update the BIOS of their motherboard to get support for the new 45nm server processor from AMD.
TYAN offers 23 current and 1 new platforms that will support the enhanced Quad-Core
AMD Opteron™ processor. Customers can upgrade to the new Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ processor in TYAN’s current platforms without extra validation costs or additional hardware changes. For new platforms, TYAN launched the TYAN S4992 motherboard that will target high-end HPC and workstation users. For scalable and flexible 2-way solutions, TYAN’s S3992-E, S3970-E, S2927-E, S2915-E, S2912-E, S2932-E, S2937 and S2935 are perfect platforms that meet current and future IT server and workstation requirements. TYAN’s S4989, S4987-E S4985-E, and M4985-E motherboards are 4-way/8-way solutions that are exceptionally proficient in memory intensive and high-cluster IT infrastructures.
For barebones systems, the TYAN VX50-B4985-E-8P, VX50-B4985-E, FT48-B4985-E, TN68-B4989, GT26-B4987-E, TA26-B3992-E, TA26-B2932-E, GT24-B3992-E, GT24-B2932-E, GT24-B2912-E and GT28-B2935will also support next generation Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ processors.
The TYAN S4992 is a 4-way high-end workstation server platform that will support HyperTransport™ 3.0 technology or 5.2 GT/s HyperTransport™ technology links between the four CPUs. The S4992 will have a total memory capacity of 256GB DDR2 800/667/533/400 ECC memory, (5) PCI Express Gen. 2 slots, (1) PCI-X 64-bit 133MHz slot, (2) GbE ports, and onboard iKVM features, providing extraordinary computing and networking performance.
TYAN’s current Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ processor-ready platforms are widely available in the market. The TYAN S4992 motherboard is currently in customer sampling stage and is expected to be in mass production in Q1 of 2009.