StackVelocity and Cavium Partner to Bring Advanced ARM Processor Efficiency to Open Compute Project
ThunderX™ 64-bit ARM processors to power OCP and OCS-compliant servers by StackVelocity
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 10, 2015 — Open Compute Project U.S. Summit — StackVelocity, a business unit of Jabil (NYSEL: JBL) and Cavium, Inc., (NASDAQ: CAVM) today announced that they will partner to deliver Open Compute Project (OCP) and OCP inspired Open Cloud Server (OCS) platforms based on ThunderX™ line of processors. The objective of the partnership is to provide best-in-class ARMv8 based server platforms to support diverse Hyperscale datacenter workloads.
The ThunderX product family is Cavium’s 64-bit ARMv8-A server processor for next generation Data Center and Cloud applications that features high performance custom cores, single and dual socket configurations, high memory bandwidth and large memory capacity. The product family also includes 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, which affords ThunderX best-in-class performance per dollar and watt. The ThunderX processor family is fully compliant with ARMv8-A architecture specifications as well as ARM’s SBSA and SBBR standards and is widely supported by industry leading OS, Hypervisor and Software tool and application vendors.
StackVelocity customers continue to demand integration services that support an ever increasing level of performance per watt and performance per dollar efficiency. “Companies looking seriously at Open Compute are intensely focused on squeezing every ounce of performance and efficiency from their data centers,” said Doug Taylor, General Manager, StackVelocity. “Cavium’s ThunderX architecture was designed to drive exceptional efficiency and performance, so collaborating with them to bring their ARM platform to OEMs and Open Compute for scale-out IT operators worldwide made perfect sense.”
“The combination of StackVelocity -- a global system integrator of client workload-optimized server platforms – and Cavium, with deep roots in the Open Compute community, creates a powerful partnership, “ said Rishi Chugh, Director, Data Center Processor at Cavium. “Our relationship with StackVelocity enables us to deliver workload-optimized, flexible, scalable and efficient ARM-based OCP/OCS-compliant Data Center server solutions to the OCP community.”
The two companies made the announcement today at the Open Compute Project U.S. Summit in San Jose, California. Visitors to the Open Compute Project US Summit can visit StackVelocity and Cavium in booths C11 & C12 to learn more about ThunderX based product offerings.
Based in San Jose, Calif., StackVelocity is global provider of integration and validation services for hyperscale cloud computing data centers running next-generation workloads. With more than 60 facilities worldwide, the company’s rack-level integrated solutions are designed for customers with specific requirements for open source software and cost-optimized hardware. StackVelocity is engaged with tier one and two customers in the public cloud market, as well as SaaS providers and large enterprises. StackVelocity delivers services from deployment and support through logistics and on-site repair. StackVelocity is a business unit of Jabil. More at www.stackvelocity.com.
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: http://www.cavium.com.
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