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ThunderX2 ARM Processors

OVERVIEW
Second generation ThunderX2™ product family provides the best in class 64-bit ARMv8 Data Center & Cloud Processors, offering unprecedented level of integration and industry leading SoC performance. With high performance custom fully out-of-order (OOO) cores, single and dual socket configurations, very high memory bandwidth, large memory capacity, integrated hardware accelerators, fully virtualized core and IO, scalable Ethernet fabric and feature rich I/O’s supporting 25Gbps.  The ThunderX2™ family includes multiple Workload Optimized™ SKUs that enable servers & appliances that are optimized for compute, storage, network and secure compute workloads in the cloud. The ThunderX2 processor family is fully compliant with ARMv8 architecture specifications as well as ARM’s SBSA.

This product family is based on highly efficient full custom processor cores designed by Cavium in 14FF process technology under architectural license from ARM. It is fully compliant with ARMv8 architecture as well as ARM’s Server Base System Architecture (SBSA) standard while bringing to market dramatic enhancements that include:

  • ARM based server class SoC that scales up to 54 cores with up to 3.0 GHz core frequency
  • ARM based SoC to be fully cache coherent across dual sockets using Cavium Coherent Processor Interconnect (CCPI™)
  • The largest integrated I/O capacity with 100s of Gigabits of I/O bandwidth using integrated 25Gbps SerDes
  • Six DDR4 72 bit memory controllers capable of supporting 3200 MHz memories with 1+TB of memory in a dual socket configuration
  • Hundreds of integrated hardware accelerators for security, storage, networking and virtualization applications
  • Fabric for interconnectivity of nodes supporting SLA enforcements with awareness and policy enforcement for virtual networks
  • Virtualization everywhere with Cavium virtSOC ™ technology – Full system level low latency virtualization solution from core to I/O
  • Support for PCIe Gen3 x16 along with integrated 10/25/40/50/100GbE and SATAv3 ports





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ThunderX2™ Family Details:
With ThunderX2 Cavium will be delivering its second generation family of integrated ARMv8 SoC products in the industry and for the first time data center and cloud operators will be able to truly optimize their deployments and workloads from the silicon all the way to the application, which demand high compute performance.

  • ThunderX2_CP™Up to 54 highly efficient cores along with integrated vSoC, multiple 10/25/40/50/100 GbE and high memory bandwidth. This family is optimized for private and public cloud web servers and content delivery, web caching, search and social media data analytics workloads. 

  • ThunderX2_ST™: Up to 54 highly efficient cores along with integrated vSoC, multiple SATAv3 controllers, 10/25/40/50/100 GbE & PCIe Gen3 ports, high memory bandwidth, dual socket coherency, and scalable interconnect fabric for east-west as well as north-south traffic connectivity. This family includes hardware accelerators for data protection/ integrity/security, user to user efficient data movement (RoCE) and compressed storage. This family is optimized for Big Data - Hadoop, block & object storage, distributed file storage and hot/warm/cold storage type workloads.

  • ThunderX2_SC™: Up to 54 highly efficient cores along with integrated vSoC, 10/25/40/50/100 GbE connectivity, multiple PCIe Gen3 ports, high memory bandwidth, dual socket coherency. The hardware accelerators include Cavium’s industry leading 5th generation NITROX technology with acceleration for IPSec, SSL, Anti-virus, Anti-malware, firewall and DPI. This family is optimized for Secure Web frontend, security appliances and Cloud RAN type workloads. 

  • ThunderX2_NT™: Up to 54 highly efficient cores along with integrated vSoC, 10/25/40/50/100 GbE connectivity, multiple PCIe Gen3 ports, high memory bandwidth, dual socket coherency, and scalable fabric with feature rich capabilities for bandwidth provisioning , QoS, traffic Shaping and advance packet processing capabilities. The hardware accelerators include high packet throughput processing, network virtualization and data monitoring. This family is optimized for media servers, scale-out embedded application and NFV type workloads.


ThunderX Customer Reference Platforms:
 Cavium shall be enabling ThunderX2 family with reference platform via its preferred ODM. These reference platforms would also accelerate the development cycle for those customers, who are building their own platforms and developing their software stack deploying ThunderX2. There by accelerating the time to market for ThunderX2 platforms being deployed in the Cloud and Data Center infrastructure. 


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