EL DORADO HILLS, Calif., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Embedded
Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium today announced that Muhammad Raghib
Hussain of Cavium Networks (Nasdaq: CAVM) will lead the development of
EEMBC's next generation of networking benchmarks as chair of the
Consortium's Networking Subcommittee.
The EEMBC Networking Subcommittee is the working group responsible for
EEMBC's Networking benchmark software suites, which allow users to evaluate
the performance of processors tasked with moving packets in networking
applications. Networking Version 3.0, which is now under development, will
expand to include applications that target the telecommunications market.
The new benchmarks will use scenario-based benchmarking techniques and will
target applications in both the control and data planes, allowing a
system-level view of packet processing performance that can be applied to a
wide range of platforms.
"Raghib's wide-ranging knowledge and experience in the industry, which
encompasses the perspectives both of OEMs and suppliers of networking
processors, superbly qualify him to lead the development of EEMBC's next
generation of networking benchmarks," said EEMBC President Markus Levy. "We
are very pleased indeed to have him on board and to include Cavium Networks
among EEMBC's members."
"Cavium Networks multicore MIPS64 processors have been adopted by
several tier-1 networking OEM customers," said Mr. Hussain, Chief
Technology Officer and Vice President of Software & System Engineering at
Cavium Networks. "I look forward to bringing our experience to EEMBC and
working with industry peers to develop standard benchmarks that will enable
OEMs to quickly and reliably measure the performance of a broad set of
multicore networking processors in the context of real-world applications."
Muhammad Raghib Hussain is the Chief Technology Officer and Vice
President of Software Engineering at Cavium Networks. Prior to Cavium
Networks, Raghib held senior technical roles in several startups and large
organizations including Cisco Systems. Raghib was a founding team member of
VPNet (acquired by Avaya), where he was a key contributor in the design of
one of the first commercial IPSec-based VPN (Virtual Private Network)
gateways. Raghib earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems from NED
University, and a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from San Jose
State University. Raghib has been a speaker in several major communication
and networking conferences and has several patents in the field of
networking and security.
EEMBC, the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium, develops and
certifies real-world benchmarks and benchmark scores to help designers
select the right embedded processors for their systems. Every processor
submitted for EEMBC benchmarking is tested for parameters representing
different workloads and capabilities in communications, networking,
consumer, office automation, automotive/industrial, embedded Java, and
network storage-related applications. With members including leading
property, and compiler companies, EEMBC establishes benchmark standards
and provides certified benchmarking results through the EEMBC Technology
EEMBC's members include Adaptec, Altera, AMD, Analog Devices, ARC
International, ARM, Broadcom, Cavium Networks, CEVA, Code Sourcery, Cypress
Semiconductor, esmertec, Faraday, Freescale Semiconductor, Fujitsu
Microelectronics, Green Hills Software, IAR Systems AB, IBM, Imagination
Technologies, Improv Systems, Infineon Technologies, Intel, LSI Logic,
Marvell Semiconductor, Matsushita Electric Industrial, Mentor Graphics,
Microchip Technology, MIPS Technologies, National Instruments, NEC
Electronics, Netcleus Systems, Nokia, NXP Semiconductors, Oki Electric
Industry Co, PA Semi, Qualcomm, Realtek Semiconductor, Red Hat, Renesas
Technology, Sony Computer Entertainment, ST Microelectronics, Sun
Microsystems, Tensilica, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, VIA Technologies, and
Wind River Systems.
EEMBC is a registered trademark of the Embedded Microprocessor
Benchmark Consortium. All other trademarks appearing herein are the
property of their respective owners.