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CPU Tech, Cray, Dolphin, Fabric7, HDL Design House, Iwill, Mitsui Zosen, and Triolin Join the HyperTransport Consortium

The
HyperTransport Technology Consortium, a nonprofit industry organization that manages and promotes low-latency HyperTransport technology, today announced eight companies have become Consortium members. The new industry members include CPU Technology, Inc., Cray Inc., Dolphin Technology, Inc., Fabric7 Systems, Inc., HDL Design House, Iwill Corporation, Mitsui Zosen System Research, Inc. and Triolin, Inc.

"This wave of new memberships demonstrates the strong rate of adoption that
HyperTransport technology is enjoing throughout the industry and internationally," said David Rich, president of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium. "HyperTransport continues to expand its presence in the supercomputing, embedded, and data center sectors, and, with its market-enabling HTXTM connectivity standard, HyperTransport technology is becoming the foundation for a new generation of high-performance semiconductor and peripheral subsystems for server clustering and compute-intensive applications."

"
HyperTransport technology is a key component for developing high performance computing platforms such as Cray's XT3 and XD1 supercomputers which require very low latencies for interprocessor communications," said Dr. Steve Scott, chief technology officer, Cray Inc.  "We look forward to participating in the further evolution of HyperTransport technology as members of the Consortium."

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 HTXTM 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.

Specifications, overviews and white papers about
HyperTransport technology can be found at www.hypertransport.org/tech/index.cfm.

About the HyperTransport Technology 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, 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 here

HyperTransport and HTX are licensed trademarks of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.


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