Wind River and Cavium Networks Provide Multi-core Device Software Optimization on OCTEON(TM) Multi-core MIPS64 Processors

Wind River Linux and VxWorks Available for Cavium Networks 16-core OCTEON

MIPS64 Processor

Oct 09, 2006, 01:00 ET from Cavium Networks, Inc.

    ALAMEDA, Calif. and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Wind
 River, Inc. (Nasdaq:   WIND), the global leader in Device Software
 Optimization (DSO) and Cavium Networks, a world leader in networking,
 security and embedded processor solutions, today announced that Wind
 River(R) Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition and Wind River
 VxWorks 6.1 is available on Cavium Networks' OCTEON Multi-core MIPS64 based
 Processor Family.
     Wind River's commercial-grade Linux platforms contain a fully tested
 and validated Linux distribution based on the latest Linux 2.6 kernel
 technology. At the platform's core is an open cross-build system,
 leveraging "pristine-source" packages and managing individual patches to
 build the Linux run-time distribution transparently for a specific device.
 Wind River Linux platforms feature SMP support for the Cavium Networks
 OCTEON Multi-core MIPS64 Processor.
     Wind River VxWorks platforms are based on the world's most widely
 adopted RTOS. Built on a highly scalable, deterministic, hard real-time
 kernel, VxWorks enables companies to scale and optimize their run-time
 environment using only the specific technologies required by their device.
 From the smallest footprint requirement to the highest performance level,
 VxWorks gives developers the flexibility to build their optimal solution
 quickly and easily while meeting cost, quality, and functionality
     The OCTEON(TM) Processor family consists of 1 to 16 MIPS64 based
 cnMIPS(TM) cores providing up to 16GHz of 64-bit compute processing on a
 single chip. Additionally, OCTEON incorporates the most advanced
 multi-layer application acceleration for networking control, data and
 services applications. The OCTEON Processor family integrates up to 8
 Gigabit ports, up to dual SPI-4.2, PCI-X, up to 144-bit DDR2 controller, up
 to dual 18-bit RLDRAM II controllers, on-chip packet processing, QoS, TCP,
 compression/ decompression, encryption and pattern matching acceleration
 hardware to deliver a substantial price, performance and power benefit over
 alternative solutions.
     Early Access versions of both VxWorks and Wind River Linux platforms on
 OCTEON CN38XX-EVB-NIC4 platform are available today from Cavium Networks
 with general availability from Wind River planned for Q4 2006.
     About Wind River
     Wind River is the global leader in device software optimization (DSO).
 Wind River enables companies to develop, run and manage device software
 faster, better, at lower cost and more reliably. Wind River platforms are
 pre-integrated, fully standardized enterprise-wide development solutions.
 They reduce effort, cost and risk and optimize quality and reliability at
 all phases of the device software development process from concept to
 deployed product.
     About Cavium Networks
     Cavium Networks is a world leader in security and MIPS(R) -based single
 and multi-core processors for networking, wireless, storage and control
 plane applications. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated,
 software compatible processors and accelerator boards ranging in
 performance from 10 Mbps to 20+ Gbps that enable secure, intelligent
 functionality in SOHO/SME, enterprise and service provider network
 equipment. Cavium Networks processors are supported by a rich ecosystem of
 software, silicon and ODM hardware solutions from leading vendors in
 networking, unified threat management (UTM), wireless, voice, operating
 system, Java, motherboard and other areas. Cavium Networks is headquartered
 in the heart of Silicon Valley in Mountain View, CA with development
 centers in Marlborough, MA and India. For more information, please visit: .
     NOTE: OCTEON(TM) and NITROX(R) are trademarks of Cavium Networks, Inc.
 All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE Cavium Networks, Inc.