Cavium Updates Octeon

Cavium Networks announced the newest members of the OCTEON Multi-core MIPS64 Processor family

October 9, 2006

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Cavium Networks, a world leader in networking, security and embedded processor solutions, today announced the newest members of the OCTEON Multi-core MIPS64(R) Processor family. The 1 Gigahertz OCTEON Plus family doubles the performance of the market leading OCTEON CN38XX through higher frequency and architectural enhancements, and adds key new features, while maintaining full software and pin compatibility. OCTEON Plus processors also include innovative power management techniques that deliver up to 2X higher performance in the same power budget to set new performance per watt records. OCTEON processors have been widely adopted by Tier-1 OEMs for networking, security, control plane, wireless, storage and broadband gateway applications based on superior performance, lower power consumption, and broadest scalability. Cavium Networks will present details of the OCTEON Plus processor architecture on October 11th at the Fall Microprocessor Forum, being held in San Jose, California.

OCTEON(TM) Plus CN58XX Processor Family

The OCTEON Plus CN58XX Processor family consists of 12 different software-compatible parts with 4 to 16 cnMIPS(TM) Plus cores providing up to 16GHz of 64bit compute processing and 2MB of on-chip L2 Cache. Additionally OCTEON Plus incorporates the most advanced multi-layer application acceleration for networking control, data and services applications. The OCTEON(TM) Plus CN58XX Processor family integrates popular networking and memory I/Os including up to 8x Gigabit ports, up to 2x SPI-4.2, PCI-X, 72/144 bit DDR2 controller, and 2x 18bit RLDRAM II controllers. It also includes extensive on-chip hardware acceleration for packet processing, QoS, TCP, compression, encryption, Robust Header Compression, KASUMI, and pattern matching to deliver higher performance with much lower power consumption over alternative solutions.

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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- 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 requirements.

Cavium Inc. (Nasdaq: CAVM)

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