Tyan Computer has expanded its line of powerful Tyan PSC workgroup servers, more commonly known by the name Typhoon, with the addition of a model based on processors from Advanced Micro Devices.
The Typhoon 500 series is designed to run on AMD's Opteron 2200 server chips, instead of the Intel Xeon chips used in earlier versions of the system.
The new server, which is on display at the Cebit exhibition in Hanover, Germany, is actually a computing cluster, that comprises a dual-processor "head node" and four "compute nodes," each with room for two processors and up to 20G bytes of DDR2 (double data rate 2) memory.
In total, the Typhoon 500 can support up to 20 processor cores, Tyan said, noting the system is designed to run Microsoft's Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003.
The Typhoon 500 will be available in April, with prices starting from US$20,000 per server, depending on the specifications.