For the hardware geeks

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Shane, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. Shane

    Shane Guest

    http://www.theregister.com/2007/08/28/intel_csi_kanter/
    Intel's plan to unveil its copy of AMD's Hypertransport technology at next
    month's Intel Developer Forum (IDF) has been spoiled by a rather thorough
    analyst.

    Back in June, Intel confirmed some dates around its CSI interconnect for the
    first time, saying the technology will appear with products that ship in
    2008. CSI, which will apparently be called QuickPath, is a big deal since
    it moves Intel in the direction of rivals by ditching the front side bus.
    Intel looked set to use IDF as its early brainwashing platform for CSI.

    You can find the (13 page) paper here
    http://realworldtech.com/page.cfm?ArticleID=RWT082807020032&p=1
     
    Shane, Aug 29, 2007
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  2. Shane

    RL Guest

    Wasn't AMD's Hypertransport technology originally developed for the DEC
    Alpha?

    RL
     
    RL, Aug 29, 2007
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  3. Somthing like that. I think some Alpha OEMs used AMDs Irongate chipset
    instead of the DEC Tsunami because of the large price difference.
    Initial development of HyperTransport was done by API NetWorks after
    they changed their name from Alpha Processor Inc. API was formed by
    Compaq and Samsung to handle development and promotion of the Alpha
    because compaq was too clueless to do it themselves.

    Things become more interesting when you consider what will be using
    QuickPath - the Tukwila processor, a future generation of the Itanium.
    Tukwilia, codenamed Tanglewood years ago, will be focusing on both
    multiple cores and Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT). Supposedly the
    engineers working on the Tukwilia project were the onces aquired from
    HP-Compaq-Digital's Alpha group. The EV8 was also supposed to focus on
    SMT until HP-Compaq killed it even more.
     
    David Goodwin, Aug 31, 2007
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