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CaviumExpands Collaboration with Fedora Project to Accelerate ARMv8 Software Ecosystem

ThunderX Workload Optimized Processor Family delivers Industry-leading Features and Performance for ARMv8 Based Servers

SAN JOSE, Calif. and Computex TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 3, 2014 – Cavium, Inc., (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, today announced that it has expanded its collaboration with the Fedora Project, a Red Hat-sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration.

Fedora 20, the latest version of the free, Linux-based operating system, introduced support for ARM as a primary architecture. Cavium is collaborating with the Fedora Project community to enable support for Cavium’s 64-bit ThunderX processor family in the forthcoming Fedora 21 release.

Cavium has relied on the Fedora Project to develop standard support for the differentiated capabilities of ThunderX including up to 48 cores in a single SoC, cache coherent dual socket support using Cavium Coherent Processor Interconnect (CCPI™), and integrated hardware accelerators for security, storage, networking and virtualization applications.

“With support for key industry standards and an active engineering engagement in the open source community, Cavium is demonstrating the commitment it takes to build and drive a thriving server software ecosystem. Cavium’s collaboration with the Fedora community plays a key role in driving momentum for the ARMV8 architecture,” said Jon Masters, chief ARM architect at Red Hat.

“Cavium is committed to building and driving the server ecosystem that today’s data centers and cloud environments demand. Our collaboration with the Fedora Project community is a key part of this strategy,” said Larry Wikelius, Director Thunder Ecosystems and Partner Enablement at Cavium. “Cavium is pleased to bring its leadership in multi-core silicon architecture and design to the Fedora community.”

The ThunderX product family provides the 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, high memory bandwidth, large memory capacity, integrated hardware accelerators, fully virtualized core and IO, 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 optimized SKUs 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.

About Cavium
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:

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