Cavium's New OCTEON III Multicore Processors Supported by Optimized Versions of Wind River Linux and VxWorks
SAN JOSE, California, October 15, 2013 — Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the digital home, announced today that its new OCTEON® III multicore MIPS64® processor family will be supported by optimized versions of Wind River® Linux and the Wind River VxWorks® real-time operating system.
“Cavium and Wind River have been working closely together for over 8 years. Our collaboration has enabled our joint customers to achieve quick time to market with high performance and feature rich solutions,” said M. Raghib Hussain, Corporate Vice President/General Manager & CTO at Cavium. “Our continued partnership will bring the power of our 48-core, 2.5GHz OCTEON III family of processors with Wind River’s trusted and optimized operating software.”
“Our support for the latest generation of Cavium OCTEON processors means that our mutual customers can enjoy all the benefits of our commercial grade operating systems optimized for Cavium’s product lines,” said Dinyar Dastoor, Vice President of Product Management at Wind River. “Building on our long-standing relationship on a number of specific product lines serving many leading companies together, we continue to collaborate to provide world-class multicore solutions, enabling customers to consistently get to market faster with superior, commercially supported solutions.”
The Cavium OCTEON III CN7XXX family of multicore MIPS64 processors provides up to 120GHz of 64 bit processing and targets high-performance, high-throughput, service-rich applications for Cloud, Secure Datacenter, Wireless Infrastructure, Enterprise and Storage equipment. The family includes a range of software compatible processors, with up to 48 cnMIPS64 III cores, over 500 application acceleration engines including integrated high-performance search processing leveraged from Cavium’s NEURON Search processors, chip-to-chip interconnect and an innovative real-time PowerMin™ power manager, providing the highest compute and services performance of any standard ISA processor.
Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, supplies run-time technologies including VxWorks, Wind River Linux, and Android technologies, as well as industry-specific software solutions, development tools and middleware, combined with global professional services and support.
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