Cavium™ to Demonstrate a Wide Range of Server Ecosystem Solutions on ThunderX™ at Linaro Connect Asia 2015

Comprehensive solutions will demonstrate deployment readiness of ThunderX

SAN JOSE, Calif., February 8, 2015 -- Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, will demonstrate multiple industry standard server applications, Hypervisors and OSes running on Cavium ThunderX reference systems at Linaro Connect Asia 2015 during the week of February 9, 2015 at the Regal Airport Hotel in Hong Kong.

Cavium demonstrations will include:

  • Full support for a range of industry standard Linux Operating systems
    • Red Hat Linux with over 7000 available applications (binary RPMs)
    • Canonical Ubuntu server distribution with over 41000 available packages
    • openSUSE with over 6000 available packages

  • These packages cover a significant percentage of widely used open source applications covering areas of system management (e.g. Chef, Puppet), distributed data bases (e.g. MySQL, MongoDB), Cloud storage applications (e.g. Ceph), Data Analytics (e.g. Hadoop), OpenStack and others.

  • Industry standard virtualization solutions including advanced Hypervisor functionality such as direct device assignment for both KVM and Xen.

  • Industry standard Java solutions such as OpenJDK.

These solutions will demonstrate low latency and high throughput solutions with excellent multi core scaling. The demonstrations will also showcase Cavium virtSOC technology with full system virtualization, and SR-IOV capable IO. In addition, Linaro CEO George Grey will show OpenJDK scaling linearly across the ARMv8 cores of ThunderX as part of his keynote on Monday, February 9.

Many of the important workloads for today's leading Data Center and Cloud Environments are based on Java. Theimpressive level of Java performance on the 48 core ThunderX system clearly shows that ThunderX will be a good choice to provide theefficiency, scalability and core performance required by today's most demanding Java applications, said George Grey, CEO of Linaro. Linaro Connect is a key industry venue for the Linux Community that is driving ARMv8 enablement and optimization. We welcome Cavium's active participationas a Linaro member and we appreciate their leadership in demonstrating ThunderX at Linaro Connect in Hong Kong

Cavium's public demonstration of ThunderX at Linaro Connect is a key milestone for the entire ARMv8 industry. Continued growth of commercial and open source software partners running on ThunderX, outstanding performance and proven application scalability all combine to highlight the readiness of ThunderX for deployment, said Larry Wikelius, Director Thunder Ecosystems and Partner Enablement at Cavium. The collaboration with the leading software developers at Linaro continues to be an important element of Cavium's overall ecosystem strategy. In addition to Linaro, many of Cavium's ecosystem partners are accelerating their software development by testing and optimizing on Cavium's reference server systems. 

The ThunderX product family is Cavium's 64-bit ARMv8 server processor for next generation Data Center and cloud applications. With high performance custom cores, single and dual socket configurations, high memory bandwidth, large memory capacity, integrated hardware accelerators, integrated feature rich high bandwidth network and storage IO, fully virtualized core and IO, and scalable high bandwidth, low latency Ethernet fabric ThunderX enables 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. The ThunderX processor family is fully compliant with ARMv8 architecture specifications as well as ARM's SBSA and SBBR standards and is widely supported by industry leading OS, Hypervisor and SW tool and application vendors.

About Linaro
Linaro is the place where engineers from the world's leading technology companies define the future of Linux on ARM. The company is a not-for-profit engineering organization with over 180 engineers working on consolidating and optimizing open source software for the ARM architecture, including developer tools, the Linux kernel, ARM power management, and other software infrastructure. Linaro is distribution neutral: it wants to provide the best software foundations to everyone, and to reduce non-differentiating and costly low level fragmentation. 

To ensure commercial grade software, Linaro executes comprehensive test and validation on member hardware platforms. The full scope of Linaro's engineering work is open to all online. To find out more, please visit

Linaro Connect takes place twice per year and pulls together over 400 participants, ranging from kernel hackers to integration engineers to ARM SoC industry executives for a week of presentations, discussions and engineering around infrastructure and optimizations for the Linux kernel, Android, Ubuntu and beyond. This five-day event is made up of keynotes, plenary sessions, engineering, track sessions and social events.

About Cavium
Cavium is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in enterprise, data center, cloud and wired and wireless service provider applications. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 100 Mbps to 100 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access and service provider equipment. Cavium’s 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:

Cavium Contact
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Tel: (408) 943-7417

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