HyperTransport Consortium Announces HTX Interface

The HyperTransport Consortium, of which Apple Computer is a member, announced Tuesday it has approved HTX, the industryis first HyperTransport technology expansion connector specification.

The new HyperTransport EATX Motherboard/Daughtercard Specification defines an interface and form factor specification for an EATX motherboard connector and HyperTransport add-in cards, the organization said.

The EATX motherboard is a popular architecture used in high-performance workstations, servers, embedded systems and storage systems. The new HyperTransport Consortium HTX slot standard is intended to accelerate the deployment of HyperTransport technology in the high-performance systems market by defining a standard HyperTransport expansion interface for use with popular motherboards and add-in cards.