Cavium Networks announces shipments of OCTEON II CN66XX processors


Cavium Networks, a provider of semiconductor products
that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, and the
digital home, announced initial shipments of OCTEON II CN66XX processors to
multiple OEM customers.


The Cavium OCTEON II
CN66XX integrates up to 10 MIPS64 cores and most-advanced hardware acceleration
for networking, mobile infrastructure, control-plane and data-center
applications providing superior performance within highly constrained power and
cost designs.


As a result, the CN66XX processor has already been
selected by 3 tier-1 mobile infrastructure equipment providers, the majority of
tier-1 networking and security OEMs, as well as leading storage vendors.


The CN66XX is pin and software compatible with Cavium’s
widely-adopted OCTEON II CN63XX processor with 1.67x performance increase,
enabling increased scalability with seamless hardware and software re-use.


Cavium’s OCTEON II processor architecture based on
physical 64-bit cores and faster caches provides higher overall CoreMark
industry-standard benchmark compute performance along with lower latency and
greater determinism for packet processing,” said Linley Gwennap, principal
analyst at The Linley Group.


These important attributes make the CN66XX a compelling
solution for a wide range of networking, security and mobile OEM customers.


With the CN66XX, we now offer 2.5x the number of full
64-bit CPU cores and 2x the GHz versus alternatives within an extremely compact
and power-efficient form-factor,” said YJ Kim, general manager Infrastructure
Processor Group, Cavium.


The full spectrum of Cavium’s integrated
third-generation hardware acceleration, including our superior and
deterministic DPI processing, augments our leading CPU performance. We are
pleased with the market adoption of the CN66XX which enables a variety of
winning solutions in next generation mobile infrastructure, cloud and
networking applications,” Kim added.


The Cavium OCTEON processor family is the industry’s
broadest and highest performance Multi-core MIPS64 processor family with price
points that address application performance ranging from 1 Gbps to over 40 Gbps
in a single chip.


The OCTEON processor family consists of processors with 1
to 32 high-performance cores in a single chip with integrated networking
interfaces and industry leading hardware acceleration for packet processing,
quality of service, TCP, Security, compression / decompression and DPI. OCTEON
Processors have been chosen by all major tier-1 OEMs for Router, Security,
Mobile infrastructure equipment, Storage, Cloud Computing, Adapter and Control
Plane applications.


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