[Beowulf] /. [HyperTransport 3.0 Ratified]

John Hearns john.hearns at streamline-computing.com
Tue Apr 25 04:03:53 EDT 2006


On Tue, 2006-04-25 at 08:42 +0200, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> Link: http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/04/24/203238
> Posted by: ScuttleMonkey, on 2006-04-24 21:17:00
> 
>    Hack Jandy writes "The HyperTransport consortium just released the
>    [1]3.0 specification of HyperTransport. The new specification allows
>    for external HyperTransport interconnects, basically meaning you might
>    plug your next generation Opteron into the equivalent of a USB port at
>    the back of your computer. Among other things, the new specification
>    also includes hot swap, on-the-fly reconfigurable HT links and also a
>    hefty increase in bandwidth."

What goes around, comes around I suppose. Better round up those
old-style SMP gurus. "I'll show these young wolfpups a thing or two.
Why, my old Origin did 0-60Mips in ten seconds, and she was stock with
just a gas port of the inlet connectors."

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