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Cavium Unveils Flash Support for the Cavium ThunderX Processor Family

ThunderX processors with SanDisk Flash solutions will accelerate performance for HPC and Hyperscale workloads

Frankfurt, Germany, July 13, 2015 – Cavium, Inc., (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, today announced  support for SanDisk flash memory solutions  with Cavium’s 64-bit ThunderX processor family, to accelerate the  performance of  Hyperscale and HPC workloads. 

“Our ARMv8 ThunderX processors deliver best-in-class performance for high-intensity workloads such as HPC, big data, and large-scale web applications. With up to 48 high-performance cores and integrated accelerators, we help drive faster results and reduced TCO,” said Steve Cumings, Director, Market Development, Cavium.  “SanDisk is a leader in flash technology and we look forward to working with them to deliver best-in-class solutions.”

SanDisk delivers innovative datacenter storage solutions ranging from Solid State Drives (SSDs) to PCIe application accelerators and storage systems.  These solutions accelerate performance of servers and storage arrays supporting cloud, big data and database workloads, and market research data shows that flash technology is being rapidly adopted across all computing tiers.  Each solution enables faster processing – and faster time-to-results – as customers seek to address the gap between increasing processor speeds and slow-moving hard disk drive (HDD) storage.

“SanDisk delivers Flash-based storage solutions that accelerate workload performance for our customers and we see Cavium taking a similar CPU design approach for HPC and other demanding workloads,” said John Scaramuzzo, senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Solutions, SanDisk.  “As datacenter workloads, compute and storage requirements continue to grow, so too will the demand for flash based storage acceleration. We intend to work with and enable innovators like Cavium to address these needs.”

The ThunderX product family provides best-in-class 64-bit ARMv8 data center and cloud processors, offering an unprecedented level of integration and industry leading SoC performance. With high performance custom cores, single and dual socket configurations, very high memory bandwidth, and integrated hardware accelerators, this family of processors delivers best-in-class performance per dollar and performance per watt.  The ThunderX family includes multiple SKUs that are board-compatible, enabling servers optimized for compute, storage, network and security.

For more information about Cavium and ThunderX products, visit us at ISC15, booth #1105 and at ThunderX_ARM_Processors. For more information on SanDisk’s data center storage solutions visit or the SanDisk IT Blog.

About Cavium
Cavium is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the digital home. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access and service provider equipment. Cavium processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium’s principal office is in San Jose, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India and China. For more information, please visit:

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