Monday, May 21, 2007

Hyper Transport

Hyper Transport, in earlier times known as Lightning Data Transport, is a bidirectional serial/parallel high-bandwidth, low-latency point to point link that was introduced on April 2, 2001. The Hyper Transport Consortium is in charge of promoting and budding Hyper Transport technology. The technology is used by AMD and Transmeta in x86 processors, PMC-Sierra, Broadcom, and Raza Microelectronics in MIPS microprocessors, AMD, NVIDIA, VIA, Sis, and HP in PC chipsets, HP, Sun Microsystems, IBM, and I Will in servers, Cray, Newisys, and QLogic in high performance computing, Microsoft in its Xbox game console, and Cisco Systems in routers. Notably missing from this list is semiconductor giant Intel, which continues to use a shared bus architecture.


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