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TYAN 1U Dual Opteron? 6100 Based Server Motherboards Earn VMware? Certification

Posted November 8, 2010 by Kevin in CPU & Motherboards

Fremont, CA.-November 2, 2010 - TYAN, an industry-leading server platform manufacturer, and a subsidiary of MiTAC International Corp., today announced its S8230 and S8236 series dual AMD Opteron 6100 Series Processor based server motherboards have received VMware certification.

?These certifications demonstrate TYAN?s continued commitment to supporting VMware and virtual server environments? said Kevin Hart, TYAN?s Director of Product Marketing. Both these boards support 12-core Opteron processors, 4-channel DDR3-1333 memory and HT3, which give them outstanding performance as virtual servers. These dual Socket G34 boards are designed around AMD?s SR5690 chipset and support a pair of Opteron 6100 series ?Magny Cours? processors. Based on an industry standard Extended ATX form factor, all five models can be deployed in a wide variety of off-the-shelf server chassis.

Model Number – Description

S8230GM4NR-LE – Dual Opteron 6100, EATX, 8+8 DDR3, VGA, 4x GbE, IPMI/iKVM
S8230GM4NR – Dual Opteron 6100, EATX, 8+8 DDR3, VGA, 4x GbE, IPMI/iKVM
S8230WGM4NR – Dual Opteron 6100, EATX, 8+8 DDR3, VGA, 4x GbE, IPMI/iKVM , SAS
S8236GM3NR – 1U Dual Opteron 6100, EATX, 8+8 DDR3, VGA, 3x GbE, IPMI/iKVM
S8236WGM3NR – S8236WGM3NR1U Dual Opteron 6100, EATX, 8+8 DDR3, VGA, 3x GbE, IPMI/iKVM , SAS

According to Mr. Hart, ?The S8236, a 1U rack-optimized server board, is the ultimate motherboard for HPC applications due to its full 48-link HyperTransport? implementation between CPUs. The board features two 16-bit and two 8-bit HT3 channels for unbridled communication between processors.?

S8236 packs an impressive list of on-board features with ASPEED AST2050 graphics, SATA RAID, eight USB ports, rear COM port for IPMI, three Gigabit Ethernet ports, one of which can be used for iKVM. S8236 models also includes (2) PCI-E Gen 2.0 x16 slots which support half-length sized PCIE cards via a 1U riser card (PCIe riser card sold separately). An optional LSI SAS2008 controller provides eight additional storage ports.

The TYAN S8230 server board includes many of the same on-board features as S8236, but (-LE version excluded) also features four PCI-E slots plus two legacy 32-bit PCI slots for greater expandability as a general purpose server motherboard.

All five new VMware certified server motherboard models are available worldwide now through TYAN?s authorized distributors. OEM pricing is available upon request. See these models and all TYAN?s latest server boards on display in TYAN?s booth at the Supercomputing 2010 convention in New Orleans, November 15-18. See more product details at www.tyan.com.


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