HYPERTRANSPORT

BY JONATHAN THOMSON
THE NEWLY formed HyperTransport Technology Consortium - a coalition of international high-tech corporations including AMD, NVIDIA, Cisco and Sun Microsystems - is to develop a new system enabling microchips within PCs and local area networks to communicate far more effectively.

Its planned in-computer HyperTransport networking devices should enable chips to swap data 24 times faster than with existing technologies, boosting the processing of Internet data which is downloaded through high bandwidth channels, for ...


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