GIGABYTE Announces Availability and Production Shipments of Extensive Cavium ThunderX-based Server Portfolio

Complete portfolio of ThunderX ARMv8-based servers ranging from single-socket R120 systems, to dual-socket R150, R270 and high-density H270 systems


Austin, Texas, November 16, 2015 - GIGABYTE Technology, a leading creator of high performance server hardware, announced today availability of their extensive Cavium, Inc., (NASDAQ: CAVM) ThunderX-based server portfolio. All platforms are now available for order, and shipments to numerous end customers and OEMs have already begun.


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The Gigabyte ThunderX-based servers available for order include:

  • Single-socket 1U R120-T30 servers, in 4 x 3.5" HDD and 12 x 2.5" HDD configurations
  • Dual-socket 1U R150-T60 servers, in 4 x 3.5" HDD and 10 x 2.5" HDD configurations
  • Dual-socket 2U R270-T60 servers in 12 x 3.5" HDD and 24 x 2.5" HDD configurations
  • Dual-socket 2U G220-T60 GPU servers, available with two GPUs and 24 x 2.5" HDD
  • Dual-socket 2U 4-nodes H270-T70 and H260-T70 high density servers

These new Gigabyte servers deliver up to 384 ThunderX cores in a standard 2U chassis, maximum 64 DIMMs supporting high speed DDR4 memory, hardware-based workload acceleration, and integrated 40Gb Ethernet network. High processor core count combined with high end onboard memory and networking enables the platforms with enormous potential for operators of core-intensive applications looking for uncompromised performance.

Additionally, flexible choices in form factors enable high-performance compute or balanced compute and storage acceleration for the most demanding applications in big data, large-scale web and virtualization domains along with lowered acquisition cost and TCO.

The ThunderX workload-optimized server processors are designed to enable best-in-class ARMv8 performance per dollar and performance per watt. With all these features working in unison in a processor supported by the server industry's major operating systems and development environments, the Cavium ThunderX is ready for the most demanding datacenter-grade applications.

“Gigabyte first began working with Cavium and ThunderX late last year, and have developed and shipped a broad range of platforms to customers,” said Chen Lee, Sales Director, Gigabyte USA. “Our entire portfolio of production systems is now available for order and we are shipping production platforms to customers. We are seeing a strong demand for these platforms and we expect the demand to further accelerate in 2016”.
“Gigabyte has delivered a comprehensive and wide-ranging portfolio around our ThunderX ARMv8 processors,” said Steve Cumings, Director, Market Development, Data Center Processor Group at Cavium. “Customers have been testing ThunderX based platforms for several months, and have found significant benefits for their Cloud and HPC workloads. These customers are moving from the testing to production phase, and Gigabyte is a key partner in delivering these platforms.”

For more information on Gigabyte's complete range of ThunderX-based servers, visit

Both Gigabyte and Cavium are participating in SuperComputing 2015, in booth 2725 (Gigabyte) and booth 481 (Cavium).

About GIGABYTE Technology Co., Ltd.
GIGABYTE is a leading brand in the global IT industry with employees and business channels in almost every country. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a research and development team and has since taken the lead in the world's motherboard and graphics card markets. Drawing from its vast R&D and manufacturing capacities and know-how, GIGABYTE had further expanded its product portfolio to include network communication devices, servers and storages, with a goal to serve each facet of the digital life in homes and offices. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. Visit for more information.

About Cavium, Inc.
Cavium is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in enterprise, data center, cloud, 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 & 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 offices are in San Jose, California with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India, and China. For more information, please visit:


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Cavium Contact:
Angel Atondo 
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager,
Cavium, 2315 N. First Street,
San Jose CA 95131, 
Telephone: +1 408-943-7417

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