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HyperTransport Consortium Announces High Performance Computing White Paper

SUNNYVALE, California (PRWEB) November 3, 2005

The HyperTransport Technology Consortium, a non-profit industry organization that manages and promotes low latency HyperTransport technology, today announced a white paper entitled The Future of High-Performance Computing: Direct Low-Latency Peripheral-to-CPU Connections.

The white paper focuses on HTX a new expansion interconnect that brings ultra-low latency and high performance to the input/output (I/O) slot, enabling direct communication with high-performance processors. The HTX expansion connector specification leverages industry-standard HyperTransport technology. It gives system and subsystem manufacturers a standard way to direct connect HyperTransport-enabled high-performance peripherals to HyperTransport-enabled processors, like AMDs OpteronTM. The high-bandwidth, low-latency HyperTransport link is an integral part of many 64-bit motherboards and a key interprocessor link for multiprocessing systems. The paper addresses some of the challenges related to developing low-cost, high-performance computing solutions and introduces the business and technical advantages of HTX connectivity.

This white paper illustrates the ability of HTX to deliver leading-edge performance at affordable prices using industry standard, off-the-shelf components, said Mario Cavalli, general manager of the HyperTransport Consortium. HTX connectivity is ideal for high-performance peripheral subsystem applications that demand the lowest possible latency such as server clustering, transactional systems and scientific modeling.

The white paper can be viewed at: http://www.hypertransport.org/tech/tech_whitepapers.cfm.

According to the paper, HTX provides system and peripheral card manufacturers numerous business benefits such as:

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