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Caviumto Demonstrate Multiple OpenDataPlane™ (ODP) Applications at Linaro Connect USA 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif., September 17, 2014 – Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, will demonstrate multiple OpenDataPlane™ (ODP) applications running on Cavium processors at Linaro Connect US 2014 on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Burlingame, California. OpenDataPlane applications will be supported by both the ThunderX™ and OCTEON® SDKs.

Linaro Connect organizers are providing a free pass to those interested in attending the Thursday demos, participants should use the code: “DEMO-THUR” to sign up on the Linaro Connect registration site

Cavium demonstrations include 40Gbps of IPSEC processing in both Linux User Mode and in a Bare Metal environment using OpenDataPlane APIs as well as a live capture of clear and encrypted data packets. Altogether eight demo sets will be shown by various Linaro Networking Group members covering applications such as Packet Forwarding, IPSEC, Netmap, OpenDayLight (ODL), Open vSwitch, and SNORT on a variety of processors including ARMv7, ARMv8, OCTEON MIPS, PPC and x86.

Cavium has been a Linaro member since 2012 when it joined the Linaro Enterprise Group (LEG). Cavium expanded its Linaro membership in 2013 when it joined the Linaro Networking Group (LNG). Cavium’s engineers are active contributors to multiple Linaro projects and Cavium has representation on the Technical Steering Committee for both LEG and LNG.
The OpenDataPlane project is an open-source, cross-platform set of application programming interfaces (APIs) for the networking data plane. ODP embraces and extends existing proprietary, optimized vendor-specific hardware blocks and software libraries to provide interoperability with minimal overhead. Initially defined by members of the Linaro Networking Group (LNG), this project is open to contributions from all individuals and companies who share an interest in promoting a standard set of APIs to be used across the full range of network processor architectures available.

Linaro is a not-for-profit engineering organization with over 180 engineers working on consolidating and optimizing open source software for the ARM architecture, including developer tools, the Linux kernel, ARM power management, and other software infrastructure. Linaro is distribution neutral: it wants to provide the best software foundations to everyone, and to reduce non-differentiating and costly low level fragmentation.

To ensure commercial grade software, Linaro executes comprehensive test and validation on member hardware platforms. The full scope of Linaro’s engineering work is open to all online. To find out more, please visit

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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San Jose CA 95131,
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