Cavium™ Announces Collaboration with Oracle to Support the ThunderX Processor Family
Oracle JDK 8 for 64-bit ARMv8 will enable ThunderX software developers to quickly develop and deliver optimized software solutions.
Computex TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 3, 2014 – Cavium, Inc., (NASDAQ: CAVM), a semiconductor products company that enables intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, today announced a collaboration with Oracle in support of Cavium’s ThunderX processor family. With this collaboration Oracle plans to certify and optimize the upcoming port of Java Platform, Standard Edition 8 (Java SE 8) for the ARMv8 architecture for Cavium’s ThunderX processors.
“We have been working with ARM on making our enterprise grade Java SE 8 implementation available on the new wave of 64-bit ARMv8 servers. We are thrilled to extend this collaboration to Cavium who will make ThunderX hardware and engineering resources available to us, helping to ensure top-notch quality performance for Cavium and Oracle customers as these products hit the market”, said Henrik Stahl, Vice President, Product Management, Java & Internet of Things at Oracle.
“Our collaboration with Oracle is a strong message to the ThunderX software community that Cavium’s support for the Java development community is a strategic priority. The multi-core scalability performance improvements recently demonstrated in Java 8 SE are particularly compelling for ThunderX,” said Larry Wikelius, Director Thunder Ecosystems and Partner Enablement. “The combination of Oracle’s technical leadership in Java with Cavium’s leadership in multi-core silicon architecture and design is a big win for the server industry.”
The ThunderX product family provides best in class 64-bit ARMv8 data center and cloud processors, which we believe will offer an unprecedented level of integration and industry leading ARMv8 SoC performance. With high performance custom cores, single and dual socket configurations, very high memory bandwidth, large memory capacity, integrated hardware accelerators, fully virtualized core and I/O, scalable Ethernet fabric and feature rich I/O’s that enable best in class performance per dollar and performance per watt. The ThunderX family includes multiple workload oSKUs that enable servers and appliances that are optimized for compute, storage, network and secure compute workloads in the cloud. The ThunderX processor family is fully compliant with ARMv8 architecture specifications as well as ARM’s SBSA.
Cavium is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the digital home. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access and service provider equipment. Cavium processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium’s principal office is in San Jose, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India and China. For more information, please visit: http://www.cavium.com.
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