Today was another extremely busy day. Tyan launched their 4+4 Opteron server motherboards. Abit hosted a tech forum which featured a shootout between Fatal1ty and some Taiwan UT2K4 champs. We even got to take a crack at Fatal1ty! Also an ATI representative talked about the new ATI Crossfire technology and we have complete coverage of that too. Afterwards there was Abit Happy Hour. Read on to find more information about this, the second day, at Computex Taipei 2005.
Tyan has always been a leader in the server business and cooperates very closely with AMD. Today they’re the first to launch an 8-way server solution that is readily available to customers. Here is an excerpt from the Tyan Press release.
Taipei, Taiwan – Hall 2, Booth #E055/E056– May
31st, 2005 – Eight-way systems are available now, but access to such systems
has been limited to the upper echelon of many customer bases, limiting the adoption
rate and potential for 8-way processing to truly add value to many organizations.
Enter the Tyan Thunder K8QW (S4881): the ultimate in 8-way processing platforms,
and its system-level counterpart, the Tyan Transport VX50 (B4881).
The design and implementation of the Thunder K8 QW (S4881) offers the option to upgrade to four or eight-way processing capabilities. Multiple features are included in the Thunder K8 QW such as the following:
· S4881 motherboard supports up to four (4) AMD Opteron™
800 Series Processors, with single and dual core support
· Optional upgrade to 8-way processing through use of HT4881 and M4881 add-on modules
· Support for up to 128GB registered DDR400 or 256GB registered DDR266 memory
· Dual PCI Express x16 slots (one w/ x16 signal, one w/ x4 signal)
· Three (3) PCI-X expansion slots (two 100MHz and one 133MHz)
· Integrated Broadcom®-based dual gigabit ethernet ports and built-in ATI RAGE XL™ video
· Onboard NVIDIA Serial ATA-II 3G RAID with levels 0, 1, and 0+1
· Remote management and power management options
· SSI MEB (16” x 13”) form factor (for S4881 motherboard)