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A HyperTransport (HT) bus is a bus technology developed by AMD Inc. and used in microprocessors as a low-latency, high-speed, point-to-point link specifically designed to increase the communication speed between the components in a computer system, servers, embedded systems, and networking and telecommunications equipment at up to 48 times compared to older or existing transport technology.
HyperTransport is packet-based, and it sends data in a packet that consists of 32-bit words. It also has power management and is compliant with advanced configuration and power interface specifications. It was designed to:
HyperTransport is handled by the HyperTransport Consortium, which includes AMD Inc., Apple Inc., NVIDIA Corp. and CISCO Inc. among many others.
A HyperTransport bus may also be known as a lightning data transport (LDT) bus.