Wind River and Cavium Networks
provide Multi-core Device Software
Optimization on OCTEON™ Multi-core MIPS64® Processors
Wind River Linux and VxWorks available
for Cavium Networks 16-core OCTEON™ MIPS64® Processor
Alameda and Mountain View Calif, October
9, 2006 – Wind River, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND),
the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO)
and Cavium Networks, a world leader in networking, security
and embedded processor solutions today announced that Wind
River® Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition
and Wind River VxWorks 6.1 is available on Cavium Networks’
OCTEON Multi-core MIPS64 based Processor Family.
Wind River’s commercial-grade Linux platforms contain
a fully tested and validated Linux distribution based on
the latest Linux 2.6 kernel technology. At the platform’s
core is an open cross-build system, leveraging “pristine-source”
packages and managing individual patches to build the Linux
run-time distribution transparently for a specific device.
Wind River Linux platforms feature SMP support for the Cavium
Networks OCTEON Multi-core MIPS64 Processor.
Wind River VxWorks platforms are based on the world’s
most widely adopted RTOS. Built on a highly scalable, deterministic,
hard real-time kernel, VxWorks enables companies to scale
and optimize their run-time environment using only the specific
technologies required by their device. From the smallest
footprint requirement to the highest performance level,
VxWorks gives developers the flexibility to build their
optimal solution quickly and easily while meeting cost,
quality, and functionality requirements.
The OCTEON™ Processor family consists of 1 to 16 MIPS64
based cnMIPS™ cores providing up to 16GHz of 64-bit
compute processing on a single chip. Additionally, OCTEON
incorporates the most advanced multi-layer application acceleration
for networking control, data and services applications.
The OCTEON Processor family integrates up to 8 Gigabit ports,
up to dual SPI-4.2, PCI-X, up to 144-bit DDR2 controller,
up to dual 18-bit RLDRAM II controllers, on-chip packet
processing, QoS, TCP, compression/decompression, encryption
and pattern matching acceleration hardware to deliver a
substantial price, performance and power benefit over alternative
Early Access versions of both VxWorks and Wind
River Linux platforms on OCTEON CN38XX-EVB-NIC4 platform
are available today from Cavium Networks with general availability
from Wind River planned for Q4 2006.
About Wind River
Wind River is the global leader in device software optimization
(DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop, run and
manage device software faster, better, at lower cost and
more reliably. Wind River platforms are pre-integrated,
fully standardized enterprise-wide development solutions.
They reduce effort, cost and risk and optimize quality and
reliability at all phases of the device software development
process from concept to deployed product.
About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a leader in Security and MIPS® Based
Single & Multi-Core Processors for networking, wireless,
storage and control plane applications. Cavium Networks
offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible
processors and accelerator boards ranging in performance
from 10 Mbps to 20+ Gbps that enable secure, intelligent
functionality in SOHO/SME, enterprise and service provider
network equipment. Cavium Networks processors are supported
by a rich ecosystem of software, silicon and ODM hardware
solutions from leading vendors in networking, unified threat
management (UTM), wireless, voice, operating system, Java,
motherboard and other areas. Cavium Networks is headquartered
in the heart of Silicon Valley in Mountain View, CA with
development centers in Marlboro, MA and Hyderabad, India.
For more information, please visit: http://www.caviumnetworks.com
For additional information, contact:
Cavium Networks Contact:
805 East Middlefield Road,
Mountain View, CA 94043