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HyperTransport Consortium Announces HP as Promoter Member

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Further demonstrating broad momentum and adoption of HyperTransport interconnect technology, the HyperTransport(TM) Technology Consortium today announced that HP has joined the non-profit standards body at the highest membership class - Promoter level.

As a Promoter Member, HP has a seat on the Consortium's Board of Directors and takes active part in the Executive Committee's decision-making on HyperTransport's technical and market direction while leveraging the widest range of technical and marketing services offered by the Consortium.

HP is the latest member among 21 commercial organizations and eight academic institutions worldwide that have joined the HyperTransport Consortium during the past 12 months.

With HP, the Consortium will continue to enable the rapid deployment of HyperTransport technology-based systems in the enterprise market, which relies heavily on the technology's ability to deliver the industry's lowest latency using a cost-effective, standard solution.

"HP's leadership role in the enterprise server market gives the company valuable insight into future technology directions," said Mario Cavalli, general manager of the HyperTransport Consortium. "HP's wide adoption of HyperTransport technology in the form of HyperTransport-based AMD processors and the high-performance HyperTransport HTX connector, combined with its top-level Consortium membership and participation, proves the on-going momentum of the HyperTransport standard."

"Our HyperTransport Consortium membership aligns well with HP's goal to leverage industry-standard architectures that bring better business efficiency to the enterprise," said Gary Campbell, vice president and chief technology officer, Enterprise Servers and Storage, HP. "HyperTransport interconnect technology enables better performance and scalability, while offering the lowest possible total cost of ownership. We look forward to actively influencing the future direction of the technology."

"We welcome HP's expertise and knowledge in all segments of the computing market," said David Rich, president of the HyperTransport Consortium. "Their membership will help ensure that HyperTransport technology remains the interconnect technology of choice for mainstream data processing and virtualization."

About HP's Latest HyperTransport Implementation

A long-time user of processor-native HyperTransport technology and proprietary HyperTransport technology-based processor expansion modularity, HP has recently implemented the HyperTransport HTX slot connector standard in its HP ProLiant DL145 G3 servers. The HyperTransport HTX specification defines a standard interface for linking high-performance subsystems directly to the system CPU or CPUs via low-latency HyperTransport links. The ProLiant DL145 G3 is a low-cost, 1U server with two AMD Opteron(TM) 2200 series processors, delivering outstanding performance for HPC, Electronic Design Automation (EDA), financial, and other compute-intensive environments.

About Membership in the HyperTransport Consortium

The HyperTransport Consortium offers four membership classes. All membership classes, except Academic, have royalty-free licensing rights to market products based on HyperTransport technology and trademarks. Membership levels and benefits include:

* Promoter - For companies seeking participation at the highest level of the Consortium Executive Team's strategy- and decision-making through a seat on the Consortium's Board of Directors. These members receive the widest range of technical, marketing and business promotion benefits offered by the Consortium, advance visibility and direct influence (voting rights) on HyperTransport developments via the Consortium's Technical Working Group (TWG), as well as a royalty-free license of HyperTransport technology and HyperTransport trademarks.
* Contributor - For companies seeking an extensive range of technical, marketing and business promotion benefits offered by the Consortium. These members receive advance visibility and direct influence (voting rights) on HyperTransport developments via the Consortium's Technical Working Group (TWG), as well as a royalty-free license of HyperTransport technology and HyperTransport trademarks.
* Adopter - For companies in need of basic technical information access, limited company promotion benefits offered by the Consortium, as well as a royalty-free license of HyperTransport technology and HyperTransport trademarks.
* Academic - This class is reserved exclusively for academic institutions and non-profit organizations seeking comprehensive, member-only technical information on HyperTransport technology. Academic members have no commercial license to HyperTransport technology and HyperTransport trademarks.

About the HyperTransport(TM) Technology Consortium

The HyperTransport Technology Consortium is a membership-based, non-profit organization that licenses, manages and promotes HyperTransport Technology. The HyperTransport Consortium was founded in 2001 by leading technology innovators like Advanced Micro Devices, Apple, Broadcom, Cisco, NVIDIA, PMC-Sierra and Sun Microsystems and currently counts on more than 50 industry-leading member companies worldwide. Membership is based on a yearly fee and it is open to companies 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 at www.hypertransport.org.

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HyperTransport Consortium
Mario Cavalli, 925-968-0220 (Readers)
mario.cavalli@hypertransport.org