Thursday, November 22, 2007

AMD HyperTransport™ Technology

HyperTransport technology is a high-speed, low latency, point-to-point link designed to increase the communication speed between integrated circuits in computers, servers, embedded systems, and networking and telecommunications equipment up to 48 times faster than some existing technologies.

HyperTransport technology helps reduce the number of buses in a system, which can reduce system bottlenecks and enable today's faster microprocessors to use system memory more efficiently in high-end multiprocessor systems.

HyperTransport technology is designed to:

  • Provide significantly more bandwidth than current technologies
  • Use low-latency responses and low pin counts
  • Maintain compatibility with legacy PC buses while being extensible to new SNA (Systems Network Architecture) buses
  • Appear transparent to operating systems and offer little impact on peripheral drivers
HyperTransport technology was invented at AMD with contributions from industry partners and is managed and licensed by the HyperTransport Technology Consortium, a Texas non-profit corporation.

The full specification and more information about HyperTransport technology can be found at the HyperTransport web site.

HyperTransport is a licensed trademark of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium.

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