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Project thunder Processors

Reshape Next Generation Cloud and Data Centers
with Project Thunder

Project Thunder is a family of highly integrated, multi-core SoC processors that will incorporate highly optimized, full custom cores built from the ground up based on 64-bit ARMv8 Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) into an innovative system-on-chip (SoC) that will redefine features, performance, power and cost metrics for the next-generation cloud and datacenter markets.

Project Thunder processors for intelligent compute and storage applications will complement the OCTEON® and NITROX® processor families to greatly expand Cavium’s solution footprint across this high growth market enabling a dramatic expansion of its Total Addressable Market.

Project Thunder leverages significant amounts of in house IP and builds upon Cavium’s proven track record of developing and delivering, Multi-core SoC processors with industry-leading performance, scalability and integration based on the MIPS® and ARM architectures. Cavium has chosen to use MIPS or ARM architectures based upon the target end market, industry trends, installed software base, ecosystem and customer demand. Cavium is also leveraging its extensive expertise in developing multi-core software solutions to provide highly optimized and scalable stacks, libraries and applications along with rich set of development and optimization tools by working with ecosystem partners, end customers and contributing directly to open source.

Cavium’s core competencies and differentiated IP in multi-core processor development have resulted in Cavium becoming the fastest growing provider of processors for embedded communications with the #2 market share in the embedded multi-core market

Project Thunder provides a scalable family of 64-bit ARMv8 processors incorporated into a highly differentiated SoC architecture optimized for cloud and datacenter applications. The family of SoCs will integrate high-performance compute, networking, security, storage along with targeted workload application acceleration and high-speed industry standard IOs. Project Thunder processors will provide up to 10 times the price, performance and power value proposition over alternative solutions. Details about Project Thunder will be released at a later date.















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