Kontron announces support for Cavium OCTEON III multicore MIPS64 processor family

February 14, 2012 — Kontron

today announced support for the new state-of-the art OCTEON III MIPS64 family of 1 - 48 core processors from Cavium, Inc. As a Cavium PACE (Partnership to Accelerate Customer End-solutions) member, Kontron has already designed three generations of AdvancedMC module and bladed hardware featuring Cavium multicore processors.

These are essential system components used in Kontron open communication platforms to design network applications for SNOW 3G and KASUMI, TCP/IP packet processing acceleration, QoS, and Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) in 4G , content delivery and carrier networks.

To meet the future security and high bandwidth demands of fixed and mobile service providers, Kontron will work with telecom equipment manufacturers to supply the next generation of commercial-off-the-shelf packet processing hardware based OCTEON III multicore processors.

The combination of Kontron quality engineering of open standard telecom hardware and Cavium advanced packet processor technologies provides a compelling solution to TEMs to significantly improve their design cycles and capture more market share in the carrier space, said Benoit Robert, Executive Director, Product Management, Kontron. The Cavium OCTEON III processor family represents yet another opportunity for Kontron and Cavium to extend those benefits to TEMS long into the future.

A large portion of next generation DPI network equipment will leverage off-the-shelf solutions, said YJ Kim, General Manager, Infrastructure Processor Group at Cavium. The combination of Kontron and Cavium technologies ensures application providers can achieve up to 100GbE wire-speed performance for a variety of deep packet inspection functions and simultaneously stay ahead of ever-increasing transmission speeds.

Cavium OCTEON III processors are optimized for use in cloud computing, high-end core and edge routers, Metro Ethernet, Enterprise switches, 3G/4G/LTE base-stations, and mobile core infrastructure equipment.

The OCTEON III family integrates 1 to 48 MIPS64 cores, at up to 2.5GHz, providing up to 120GHz of industry-leading 64 bit compute power per chip. Multiple chips can be combined into a single logical high-performance processor using Cavium's innovative new chip interconnect architecture. All OCTEON III processors also incorporate new dedicated hardware engines to speed search, protocol parsing and traffic management as well as enhanced cryptography, compression and deep packet inspection engines.

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