HyperTransport Consortium Developers Conference To Showcase Latest Case Studies and Technology Advancements

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The HyperTransport™ Technology Consortium, a non-profit industry organization that manages and promotes low-latency HyperTransport interconnect technology, today announced its annual HyperTransport Technology Developers Conference will take place Wednesday, November 9, 2005, at the Santa Clara Marriott in Santa Clara, Calif. This event will include presentations focused on various HyperTransport system and chip implementations, as well as HyperTransport technology and marketing updates.

The HyperTransport™ Technology Consortium, a non-profit industry organization that manages and promotes low-latency HyperTransport interconnect technology, today announced its annual HyperTransport Technology Developers Conference will take place Wednesday, November 9, 2005, at the Santa Clara Marriott in Santa Clara, Calif. This event will include presentations focused on various HyperTransport system and chip implementations, as well as HyperTransport technology and marketing updates.

“Our annual developers conference provides an open forum for members to engage in valuable high-level networking, and to learn first-hand how to successfully implement HyperTransport technology,” said Mario Cavalli, general manager of the HyperTransport Consortium. “With hundreds of processors and peripherals now leveraging HyperTransport technology to improve system performance, it’s important that our expanding member network have an opportunity to exchange ideas and learn more about the industry’s lowest latency technology.”

High-profile companies including Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Agilent, Broadcom, Newisys and PathScale will discuss their successful implementations and use of HyperTransport technology. For example, Dr. Thomas M. McWilliams, founder, chairman and chief technology officer at PathScale Inc., a developer of innovative software and hardware solutions that accelerate the performance and efficiency of Linux® clusters, will discuss how his company’s InfiniPath InfiniBand interconnect accelerates advances in science and engineering by taking advantage of HyperTransport technology to bring supercomputer-class performance to commodity priced Linux clusters.

HyperTransport Consortium members can register for this event today at http://www.hypertransport.org/consortium/htc_devcon_register.cfm.

About HyperTransport Technology

HyperTransport is the industry's lowest latency, highest-performance, fully scalable, packet-based interconnect technology serving a wide range of industry segments. It is based on two 2-line to 32-line, asymmetric Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) links delivering up to 22.4 Gigabytes/second of aggregate CPU to CPU, CPU to I/O bandwidth in a highly efficient point-to-point, daisy-chain topology that replaces complex multi-level, multi-line buses. By enabling system designers to link peripheral subsystems or processors directly to the CPU or to multiple symmetric CPUs, the HyperTransport HTX™ connector makes compute intensive, leading edge CPU-to-I/O and board-to-board designs a reality for server clustering and high performance peripheral applications. HyperTransport technology is embedded in multiple CPU families from AMD, Broadcom, IBM, PMC-Sierra and Transmeta and in a variety of semiconductors and IP cores. It is fully software-compatible with legacy Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI), PCI-X and PCI Express technologies.

HyperTransport technology has been deployed in tens of millions of devices used in market leading products such as the Microsoft Xbox, Cisco routers, Apple, HP & Sun workstations, Apple, IBM, HP & Sun servers, HP blade PCs, HP & Sharp notebooks, Cray & IBM supercomputers, and all PCs, servers & cluster workstations based on the AMD Athlon™ 64, the AMD Opteron™ and Transmeta Efficeon processors. 2004 industry estimates from market analyst firm InStat project HyperTransport-based system product shipments to have reached nearly 26 million units in 2004 and to exceed 60 million units in 2006.

About HyperTransport Consortium

The HyperTransport Technology Consortium is a membership-based, non-profit organization in charge of managing and promoting HyperTransport Technology. It consists of over 40 industry-leading member companies, including founding members Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Alliance Semiconductor, Apple Computer, Broadcom Corporation, Cisco Systems, NVIDIA, PMC-Sierra, Raza Microelectronics, Sun Microsystems and Transmeta. Membership is based on a reasonable yearly fee and it is open to any company interested in licensing the royalty-free use of HyperTransport technology and intellectual property. Consortium members have full access to HyperTransport technical documents database, they may attend Consortium meetings and events and may benefit from a variety of technical and marketing services, including the new, member-driven web portal, whose business benefits are part of a wide array of services offered by the Consortium free of charge to member companies. To learn more about member benefits and on how to become a Consortium member, please visit the Consortium web site at http://www.hypertransport.org/consortium/cons_join.cfm.

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