The HyperTransport Technology Consortium just keeps growing. Fifteen new firms joined earlier this month and now Broadcom Corp. has come on board as a "Promoter Member," the highest level of membership. Apple, AMD, API NetWorks, Cisco Systems, NVIDIA, PMC-Sierra, SGI, Sun Microsystems and Transmeta represent the consortium's other Promoter Member companies.
The consortium is an organization founded to develop, promote and manage specifications of the HyperTransport I/O link technology. HyperTransport interconnect technology is a new high-speed, high-performance, point-to-point link for integrated circuits, developed to enable the chips inside of high-performance computer, networking and communications devices to communicate with each other faster than with existing technologies. HyperTransport technology's bandwidth of 12.8GB/sec purportedly offers up to a 48-fold increase in data throughput, compared with existing system interconnects that typically provide bandwidth up to 266MB/sec.
Broadcom has adopted the HyperTransport technology for its SiByte family of high-performance processor solutions. As part of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium, Broadcom will help drive future adoption and development of the HyperTransport I/O link's high-speed interconnect technology.
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