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February 21, 2013

Cavium Intros TurboDPI II Software Optimized for OCTEON II Processors

Cavium unveiled the TurboDPI II, the next generation of its TurboDPI family of software, featuring nine major DPI functional modules integrated into a holistic toolkit suitable for OCTEON II processors.

YJ Kim, vice president of the Infrastructure Processor (News - Alert) Division, Cavium, said, “In the last two years, our TurboDPI product line has been taken up by a number of Tier 1 players in the 3G/4G infrastructure and Enterprise Markets. Now with nine DPI modules, TurboDPI II provides new functionality for the Cloud and Data Center markets and will help service the ever growing demand for finer grained network, application visibility and security.”

Providers of network infrastructure look to design systems that will effectively handle the immense volumes of data traffic, owing to the advent of cloud technology, mobile broadband, multimedia messaging and bandwidth-hungry video content.

The huge traffic, intelligent application-aware and secure processing capabilities require advanced multi-core processors and dedicated hardware acceleration, along with optimized software to support it.Cavium is a provider of integrated semiconductor products designed to deliver intelligent processing capabilities in networking, communications and in digital consumer products.

According to officials, TurboDPI II’s Uniscan technology allows only a single data scan by OCTEON’s built-in hardware HFA DPI engines. The result will be then sent to the appropriate module. TurboDPI II also optimizes DPI performance, enabling a speedy launch for enterprise cloud, data center and 3G/4gG LTE (News - Alert) wireless equipment manufacturers.

TurboDPI II supports Cavium’s OCTEON II family of processors as well, which include embedded multi-core processors incorporated in enterprise, data center and service provider equipment, like routers, switches, appliances and many others.

TurboDPI II is implemented in OCTEON Platforms like Cavium evaluation boards (EVB), Cavium small form factor (SFF) evaluation boards and intelligent network interface cards. Vendors like Advantech, Emerson (News - Alert), Kontron and Radisys offer equipment that supports TurboDPI II, added officials.

Recently, Cavium unveiled the Project Thunder software development platform kit (SDK), and a collaboration with the Fedora Project to support 64-bit ARMv8 systems in a future Fedora release.

Edited by Braden Becker

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