HyperTransport Center of Excellence (HTCE)
HTCE was inaugurated on February 18, 2007 by the then University of Mannheim Computer Architecture Group - now University of Hidelberg (UoH) - under the sponsorship of AMD and the HyperTransport Technology Consortium. Located on the UoH campus in Mannheim, Germany, the center is directed and staffed by world renowned high performance computing and interconnect technology experts and researchers. HTCE’s mission is to support and promote the use and applications of the HyperTransport interconnect technology. HTCE focuses on innovative compute architectures, with emphasis on scalability, high performance, fault tolerance and usability.
HTCE helps the industry minimize HyperTransport product development costs and time-to-market through a variety of product validation services and design support platforms, including HT IP cores (free of charge to the industry), reference design platforms, test tools and programming tools.
In its HTCE role, UoH puts its considerable HyperTransport technology expertise at the disposal of the HyperTransport community and the electronic industry at large. The university is a highly valued member of the HyperTransport Consortium’s advanced technology development team and has participated in many high-profile research projects. One of UoH's major research projects has been the ATOLL network (www.atoll-net.de), which demonstrated the advantages of direct network architectures and their impact on scalability. UoH's expertise extends to the complete system architecture and design process. For UoH’s white papers on high-performance HT cores and ultra-low latency Network Interface Controller (NIC) designs, please click on the White Papers button above.
HTCE Home Page
Prof. Ulrich Brüning