OCTEON II:  Driving Multicore Innovation  

Cavium’s OCTEON II family of Multi-Core MIPS64 processors is the industry’s most scalable, highest-performance, and lowest-power solution for intelligent networking applications ranging from 100Mbps to 40Gbps. These software-compatible processors, with one to thirty-two cnMIPS cores on a single chip, integrate next-generation networking I/Os along with the most advanced security, storage, and application hardware acceleration. All OCTEON processors are software compatible and supported by industry-standard software tool chains and operating systems providing complete software programmability, enabling fast time to market and ensuring longevity of software investment.

The OCTEON multi-core solutions is widely deployed world-wide and are targeted for use in a wide variety of OEM networking and storage equipment, including routers, switches, unified threat management (UTM) appliances, content-aware switches, application-aware gateways, triple-play gateways, WLAN and 3G/4G access and aggregation devices, storage arrays, storage networking equipment, servers, and intelligent NICs.

Interview with Anil Jain, VP IC Design, Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks’ Anil Jain, discusses how Cavium continues its leadership in generating innovative scalable, low-power, and cost-effective multicore products. Cavium Networks has a long proven history and an excellent track record for driven extensive innovation. In order to sustain innovation in products and grow the business to the next level, Cavium Networks makes focused investments in five key areas: strategic planning, technology & architecture innovation, new segment customer engagement, people development and information technology.

Cavium Networks realized that customers need more than chips. They require chips along with various software components including drivers and applications. To support this market requirement, the company built industry leading expertise in application software. Additionally, Cavium successfully developed a broad range of partnerships for complementary software and hardware products. This has enabled Cavium Networks to provide complete integrated solutions to customers including chips, boards and software, and develop a powerful competitive advantage.

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OCTEON II Product Video
Cavium Networks’ OCTEON II processor family integrates up to 32 cnMIPS64 core and a very low-power, full-custom implementation of the MIPS64 r2 instruction set, which enables a total compute of 96 billion instructions/sec in a single chip. The OCTEON II family includes 6 different products optimized for requirements of service provider, data center, enterprise and SMB applications.

The Deep Packet Inspection engine is integrated across all the products to serve next-generation application/content aware equipments The Innovative Power Optimizer technology provides dynamic scaling of power. Comprehensive Security features include Copy Protect technology and Dormant Encryption.

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