Tyan, a company well known for its server platforms, has just unveiled five new LGA 2011 dual-socket motherboard models for the recently announced Xeon E5 processors based on Intel’s Sandy Bridge-EP architecture.
The motherboards were designed to fulfill various roles in the enterprise, ranging from small business computing to mission-critical virtualization or datacenter applications.
All of these boards feature dual LGA 2011 sockets, but the rest of their specifications vary depending on the type of application they are meant for.
This means that motherboards built for virtualization or for being used in rack servers, such as the S7050, support an impressive 16 DDR3 memory slots (8 for each CPU). The S7055, which are optimized for datacenter or HPC applications, pack just 8 DDR3 sockets, but offer up to 4 PCI Express x16 Gen 3 slots.
Users who require even larger memory footprints, have the option of going for the Tyan S7052 motherboard, which includes no less than 24 DDR3 memory slots (12 for each CPU).
All of Tyan’s Intel Xeon E5 motherboards include Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, while the S7055 and S7056 also offer 10G GbE networking.
“Our goal is to be a reliable partner by offering broad, up-to-date, and flexible solutions that assist customers to build IT infrastructure in an effective, efficient, and easy way,” said Albert Mu, Vice President of MiTAC International Corporation’s Tyan Business Unit.
“By adopting Intel’s latest technology, Tyan’s customers have a broad range of options that allow them to deploy a flexible and intelligent IT environment.
“Customers are assured that Tyan’s wide product portfolio offers scalability, flexibility, high performance and outstanding energy efficiency,” concluded the company’s rep.
The Tyan S7050, S7052, S7053, S7055, S7056 motherboards will begin shipping in the first half of 2012, but no info regarding their prices has been provided.