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Tyan Thunder K8 S-2880
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Integrated SATA RAID Controller (Mfg. option) Promise PDC20378 S-ATA RAID Accelerator
Two Serial ATA 1.0
One Parallel ATA-133/100 channels
Supports up to two SATA and two ATA-133/100 IDE drives
Supports IDE RAID 0, 1, 0+1
Supports 48-bit LBA for drives larger than 128GB Connected to legacy 32-bit 33MHz PCI bus

Integrated LAN Controllers
Broadcom BCM5704C dual-channel Gigabit Ethernet controller
   - Two RJ-45 LAN connectors with LEDs
   - Connected to PCI-X Bridge A
Two Front Panel LED headers

Integrated Dual Channel SCSI (Mfg. option)
LSI 53C1030 U320 SCSI controller
Dual-channel Ultra320 SCSI
Connects to PCI-X Bridge A
Integrated SISL (SCSI Interface Steering Logic) support

Intelligent Platform Mgmnt. Interface Header Tyan Server Mgmnt. daughter card (optional) supports features listed below via IPMI header QLogic Z'ircon Baseboard Mgmnt. Controller (BMC) based on powerful ARM7 technology Tailored for IPMI highest 1.5 Spec.
Supports KCS and BT styles
Flexible Windows or Linux Mgmnt. Solution Supports RMCP and SNMP protocols
Supports ASF standard and EMP
IC serial multi-master controllers and UARTs Built-in IPMB connector
Remote power on'off and reset support

AMI  BIOS 8.0 on 4Mbit LPC Flash ROM

Form Factor
Extended ATX footprint (13" x 12")
EPS12V/ATX12V universal power connectors Serial (one) and VGA (one) connectors
Stacked USB 2.0 (two) connectors
Stacked PS/2 keyboard and mouse connectors Two RJ-45 side-by-side LAN connectors w/ LEDs


FCC Class B (Declaration of Conformity)
European Community CE (Declaration of Conformity)
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 Dual uPGA 940-pin ZIF sockets
 Supports one or two AMD Opteron processors
 Two onboard 3-phase VRIMs
 Integrated 128-bit DDR Memory Controller

Chipset - see Opteron chipset
 AMD-8131 HyperTransport PCI-X Tunnel
 AMD-8111 HyperTransport I/O Hub Winbond W83627HF Super I/O chip
 Analog Devices ADM1027 Hardware Monitoring

 128-bit DDR memory bus
 Total six 184-pin 2.5-Volt DDR DIMM sockets
   (4 on CPU1 and 2 on CPU2)
 Supports up to 12 Gigabyte Registered DDR
 Supports ECC type memory modules
 Supports PC1600. PC2100. & PC2700 DDR

Expansion Slots

 2 independent PCI-X buses
 Two 64-bit 66/33 MHz (3.3-Volt) PCI-X slots from PCI-X bridge A
 Two 64-bit 100/66/33 MHz (3.3-Volt) PCI-X slots from PCI-X bridge B
 One legacy 32-bit 33N.1 Hz (5-Volt) PCI slot Total of five usable slots

Integrated I/O
 One floppy connector
 Two 9-pin serial ports (one connector and one header) and one 25-pin parallel port header
 P'2 keyboard/mouse connectors
 Two USB v2.0 ports (2 stacked rear connectors)  Two USB v1.1 headers (2 front panel headers)

System Management
 Total seven 3-pin fan headers with tachometer
 Five fan headers with (PWM) speed control
 One 2-pin chassis Intrusion header
 Temperature, voltage and fan monitoring

Integrated Enhanced IDE Controller
 Provides two IDE dual-drive ports for up to four EIDE devices
 Supports up to ATA 133 IDE devices

Integrated PCI Graphics
 ATI  Rage XL PCI graphics controller
 8MB frame buffer of video memory