HyperTransport™ technology is a high-speed protocol for use in connecting peripherals to computers, mobile computers, servers, communication systems, network equipment, and embedded equipment. It provides up to 128 Gbps aggregate bandwidth, and can be configured with 2, 4, 8, 16, or 32 bit buses. It is intended to bridge any of a variety of processors to the peripherals that may connect to them. It helps reduce the number of buses in the system, and can make multi-processing systems more scalable. It is software-compatible with existing PCI™ applications.