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May 14, 2010

Cavium Unveils Processors, Receive Support from MontaVista Software

MontaVista (News - Alert)Software, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cavium Networks and a dealer in embedded Linux commercialization, is supporting Cavium's recently unveiled OCTEON II CN68XX, CN67XX, and CN63XX multi-core MIPS64 processors.

Cavium has claimed that their OCTEON family of Multi-Core MIPS64 processors is the industry's most scalable, highest-performance, and lowest-power solution for intelligent networking applications ranging from 100Mbps to 40Gbps. These software-compatible processors, with one to thirty-two cnMIPS cores on a single chip, integrate next-generation networking I/Os along with the most advanced security, storage, and application hardware acceleration, offering unprecedented throughput and programmability for the Layer 2 through Layer 7 processing requirements of intelligent networks.

MontaVista CGE carrier grade Linux is widely used in telecom, networking and wireless applications and is said to be the only Linux to meet CGL 4.0, LSB 3.0 and IPv6 specifications and provide virtual routing and forwarding capabilities. With MontaVista's support for Cavium processors the CGE Linux can run on OCTEON II processors and offer a combination of value, performance, and reliability in data center, mobile internet and borderless enterprise market segments.

YJ Kim, senior director of embedded processor group at Cavium Networks (News - Alert)has commented that MontaVista Carrier Grade Edition Linux provides the performance, scalability, and reliability OCTEON II customers need to deliver innovative, high-performance, services-rich solutions. They have strong customer demand for MontaVista carrier grade Linux solutions. They've worked closely with MontaVista for years to ensure their products fully exploit the processing performance and comprehensive acceleration features of their products.

Dan Cauchy, vice president of marketing and business development at MontaVista added that OCTEON II processor family provides the performance and power to enable innovative new applications in areas such as networking, VoIP, 4G/WiMAX (News - Alert)and security. They are pleased to offer support for the OCTEON II family with their Carrier Grade Edition Linux, and look forward to helping their joint customers deliver solutions to market faster.


Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page .

Edited by Kelly McGuire

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