Monthly Archives: November 2013

What is AMD’s HyperTransport Technology?

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What is HyperTransport Technology? HyperTransport (HT), formerly known as Lightning Data Transport (LDT), is a bidirectional serial/parallel high-bandwidth, low-latency computer bus that was introduced on April 2, 2001 [1]. The HyperTransport Technology Consortium is in charge of promoting and developing HyperTransport technology. The technology is used by AMD and Transmeta in x86 processors, PMC-Sierra, Broadcom, […]

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What is MDI

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MDI, or Medium Dependent Interface, is commonly referred to as an Uplink port on networking devices. An MDI port allows two different network hubs/switches to connect to each other using a standard patch cable. Without an MDI capable port this would otherwise have to be done with a crossover cable.

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What is a U-DIMM

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The acronym UDIMM stands for Unregistered Dual In-Line Memory Module. U-DIMM (also called Non-ECC, Unregistered) sticks don’t have an additional error checking function and, as a result, are generally a bit faster than Registered (ECC) memory. Unregistered memory is commonly found in desktops and laptops. Registered memory is more often found in server environments.

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What is IDE technology

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What is IDE and how do IDE drives work? The Integrated Drive Electronics Interface, or IDE Interface, is the most widely used interface for connecting storage devices such as Hard Drives, CD-ROMs, CDRWs, DVD-ROMs, and DVD+-RWs. Other common names for this interface include Parallel ATA, PATA, ATA, and UDMA. An extension of the IDE interface […]

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