March 23, 2010 -- Wind River Systems and Cavium Networks have announced a multi-year strategic partnership to co-market optimized VxWorks and Linux multicore solutions to networking and telecommunications customers worldwide. The companies will align long-term product roadmaps and Wind River will commercially support Caviumís Octeon family of multicore processors through Octeon II and a subsequent processor family with board support packages for Wind Riverís diverse software portfolio.
"Building on our long-standing relationship on a number of specific product lines serving many leading customers together, we are now tightly aligning our long-term product roadmaps to provide world-class multicore solutions, enabling customers to consistently get to market faster with superior, commercially supported solutions," said Roger Williams, Vice President, Alliances and Business Development, Wind River.
"Through this agreement, we are strengthening our commercialization partnership with Wind River in the networking and telecommunications market segments for multicore software solutions," said Rajiv Khemani, Vice President and General Manager, Networking and Communications Division, Cavium Networks. "Together, Wind River and Cavium will help our common customers get to market faster with a highly optimized solution that spans the breadth of Caviumís multicore processors and Wind Riverís embedded software portfolio. In addition to the current Octeon family of processors, designers can expect future Octeon processors will be supported and optimized by Wind River quickly after market launch."
The Cavium Networks Octeon family of Multi-Core MIPS64 processors is among the most scalable, highest-performance, and lowest-power solution for intelligent networking applications ranging from 100Mbps to 40Gbps. These software-compatible processors, with 1 to 32 cnMIPS cores on a single chip, integrate next-generation networking I/Os along with the most advanced security, storage, and application hardware acceleration, offering outstanding throughput and programmability for the Layer 2 through Layer 7 processing requirements of intelligent networks.
Wind Riverís comprehensive set of multicore software solutions deliver a flexible set of multicore software configurations, including Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP), Asymmetric Multiprocessing (AMP), virtualization and network acceleration and offload; Wind River Workbench, an Eclipse-based collection of tools for optimizing multicore software design; and a choice of operating systems VxWorks and Wind River Linux.
Go to the Wind River website to find additional information.