Wind River to Support Cavium Networks' OCTEON II Multicore MIPS64 Processor
Strategic Partnership Creates Foundation for High-Speed Packet Processing Applications
ALAMEDA, CA — April 14, 2009 — Wind River (NASDAQ: WIND) today announced that it will support the OCTEON II Processors from Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, storage, wireless, video and security applications. Wind River’s comprehensive set of Multicore Software solutions will be optimized for the OCTEON II multicore MIPS64 processor, and the combined solutions will target packet processing intensive applications.
The recently announced Cavium Networks’ next-generation OCTEON II Internet Application Processor (IAP) family is designed for the next generation of Hypernetworks serving enterprise, data center, access and service provider markets which require support for converged data, voice and video. The OCTEON II target applications include switches, routers, appliances, equipment for 3G, WiMAX, LTE, wireless LAN, and unified storage systems and adapters. The OCTEON II family integrates 1 to 32 MIPS64 cores; up to 75 Application Acceleration Engines for quality of service, packet processing, TCP, compression, encryption, RAID, de-duplication and regular expression processing; up to 400Gbps of DDR3 memory bandwidth; and up to 100Gbps of network connectivity while consuming only 2W to 60W across the entire family.
“Wind River and Cavium Networks have a long-standing partnership and are committed to delivering an optimized hardware and software platform that provides industry-leading packet processing performance,” said Rajiv Khemani, vice president and general manager of the Networking and Communications Division at Cavium Networks. “Through this partnership, we expect to reduce our customers’ time-to-market and overall project risk, and help customers realize the performance improvements of next-generation multicore processors.”
Wind River’s comprehensive set of Multicore Software solutions deliver a flexible set of multicore software configurations, including Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP), Asymmetric Multiprocessing (AMP) and virtualization; Wind River Workbench, an award-winning, Eclipse-based collection of tools for optimizing multicore software design; and industry leading operating systems VxWorks and Wind River Linux.
“Wind River expects that OCTEON II will accelerate the growth of emerging Hyper-network applications and achieve superior gains in performance, power and cost savings,” said John Bruggeman, chief marketing officer at Wind River. “Wind River is advancing its strategic partnership with Cavium Networks to offer broad support of OCTEON II across its comprehensive set of Multicore Software solutions in order to help customers realize the full potential of their multicore-based applications.”
Earlier in 2009, Wind River introduced VxWorks 6.7 with significant enhancements that enable device manufacturers to address critical business issues by exploiting the capabilities of the latest multicore processors. System designers can select the optimal multicore design configuration, AMP or SMP, to deliver next-generation devices with higher performance thresholds while maintaining or reducing power consumption. Wind River’s integrated development tools, Workbench and Workbench for On-Chip Debugging, offer advanced prototyping, analysis, diagnostics, and test capabilities for the OCTEON processor. Further, Wind River’s advanced networking technologies include network offload capabilities that have been optimized for the OCTEON family of processors.
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Director, Global Communications