HyperTransport System Architecture

by Don Anderson, Jay Trodden, Inc. Mindshare

Series: PC System Architecture Series

HyperTransport System Architecture provides a comprehensive, technical guide to HyperTransport technology. It opens with an overview of HT systems, highlighting the technology's fundamental principles, its basic architecture, and its many advantages. The book goes on to detail all facets of HyperTransport systems, including the protocol, I/O, routing, configuration, and more. In particular, it features important performance considerations and addresses critical compatibility issues.

Essential topics covered include:

  • Signal groups
  • Packet protocol, covering control and data packets
  • HT flow control, and how it differs from PCI flow control
  • I/O ordering rules, including upstream ordering rules and host ordering requirements
  • Interrupts, error detection, and error handling
  • HT system management
  • Routing packets, covering point-to-point topology and HT's fairness algorithm
  • Device configuration
  • The electrical environment, including power requirements and signaling characteristics
  • HyperTransport bridges
  • Double-hosted chains
  • Anticipated networking extensions
  • PCI, PCI-X, AGP, and X86 compatibility issues

    A MindShare PC System Architecture Series book, HyperTransport™ System Architecture provides complete, authoritative, and detailed information necessary for developers, networking professionals, and anyone interested in implementing and deploying HT systems.

    MindShare's PC System Architecture Series is a crisply written and comprehensive set of guides to the most important PC hardware standards. Books in the series are intended for use by hardware and software designers, programmers, and support personnel. Each title explains the architecture, features, and operations of systems built using one particular type of chip or hardware specification.


    • Addison-Wesley Longman; February 2003
    • ISBN: 9780201700695
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    • Title: HyperTransport System Architecture
    • Series: PC System Architecture Series
    • Author: Don Anderson; Jay Trodden; Inc. Mindshare (other)
    • Imprint: Addison-Wesley Longman