Hewlett-Packard has licensed API NetWorks' HyperTransport designs for high-speed connections between chips, API said Monday. The technology, originally created at Advanced Micro Devices, is intended to create bridges between system components such as CPUs and high-speed network subsystems.
In addition, the HyperTransport Consortium that now controls the technology released on Monday version 1.03 of the specification as a public download. Although the technology may be licensed royalty-free, the consortium said a public specification will make it easier for developers to evaluate it. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News