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VIA, in its generic sense, stands for the 'Virtual Interface Architecture' being promoted By Microsoft, Intel and Compaq. VI is a clustering technology that operates independently of processors, operating systems (like Windows or OS2), and media.
VI Architecture standardizes the interface for high-performance network technologies known as System Area Networks (SANs). Utilizing a SAN, VI Architecture transforms a collection of independent standards-based servers into a highly scalable cluster that can meet the performance and capacity requirements of the largest and most demanding enterprise applications. Its fast server-to-server communications can enhance an application's scalability and performance in a variety of ways from allowing a single application to run efficiently across dozens of clustered nodes, to speeding up the exchange of data between distributed application modules running on different application servers.
Chris Dodd, a Senior Principal Engineer in the Performance Networking Lab in Intel’s Corporate Technology Group, was the principal architect for the Virtual Interface Architecture for SANs, lead architect of the team that developed the system architecture that was the basis for the teraflops system deployed at Sandia National Laboratory and technical lead and manager of the Next Generation I/O architecture group (the precursor of InfiniBand* Architecture).
One of VIA's key efficiencies is to enable smooth interfacing of general-purpose computers to high-speed switched networks, a long-stnading problem. This is set out in Intel Press's book "The Virtual Interface Architecture" Chapter 1 of Intel's book "The Virtual Interface Architecture"
- That's fine, but this page is about the chipset maker. Are you sure you meant to put this here? -lee 07:15, 9 May 2006 (UTC)
This articles ending reads like an advertisement it reaks of POV
Until you sign your user name, or state what exactly is POV, I'm removing the tag. Give specifics - just moaning is not enough for me to take you seriously. I've seen this before on the NVIDIA pages, when people insisted we write a corproate history of NVIDA without talking about the GeForce line of products. Stop me while I fall about laughing........Timharwoodx 18:45, 2 December 2006 (UTC)
S3 joint venture partner?
Who is the partner of VIA in the S3 JV? Alinor 12:04, 17 April 2007 (UTC)
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No proof VIA is associated with Formosa Plastics Group
I searched everywhere for the connection, and the only source I found was . But the funny thing it is that I cannot be sure that this information is true because I couldnt find it neither at Via site:  nor at Formosa Plastics Group site  I guess what happened it is that someone looked at the information on that page and just copied elsewhere, on news sites and now on wikipedia. Daniel de França (talk) 12:19, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
Here's a hint for german speaking users: http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/VIA-steigt-aus-dem-Geschaeft-mit-AMD-und-Intel-Chipsaetzen-aus-194898.html —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 08:44, 15 April 2011 (UTC)
Bet 20 bucks VIA's marketing guys "improved" this article
"VIA VX855 Media System Processor Brings Power-Efficiency to 1080p HD Video Playback"
Which in a parallel (non marketing-biased) Wikipedia universe would translate to:
"VIA made a CPU that can decode 1080p video"
'VIA will need these divisions to remain competitive in the core-logic market.' - Although debateable as a fact, is expressed as a boardroom opinion. Should be left out or quoted from source. And doesn't really add to the info being conveyed. Preroll (talk)