San Jose, California, February 7, 2012 –MontaVista® Software, LLC, a leader in embedded Linux® commercialization and Linux-based frameworks, platforms, and services that enable the creation of commercial quality devices, today announced support for the new state-of-the art OCTEON® III MIPS64® family of 1 – 48 core multicore processors from Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, and the digital home.
As a Cavium PACE (Partnership to Accelerate Customer End-solutions) member, MontaVista Software will enable its market-leading CGE and its virtualization layer and Bare Metal Engine environment for embedded devices improving application portability, resource management, and application performance on multicore processors.
Bare Metal Engine provides a light-weight, configurable run-time environment that delivers RTOS performance inside a Linux environment. Bare Metal Engine lets users create a dedicated environment to run user-space applications, providing bare-metal execution and performance all within a Linux environment. Bare Metal Engine provides multiple out of the box configurations, allowing users to choose their own unique balance between system-services and bare metal performance.
“MontaVista is excited to support the next generation of the OCTEON SOC family. The market leading performance and scalability of the power-efficient OCTEON III architecture is perfectly aligned with the network and communications market in which MontaVista has been pioneering commercial Linux and advanced network solutions for the past decade,” said James Ready, Chief Technology Officer at MontaVista Software.
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, Enterprise security gateways and appliances, storage networking 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’s 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. For more information about OCTEON III please visit: http://www.cavium.com/OCTEON-III_CN7XXX.html .
About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), is a leader in embedded Linux commercialization. For over 10 years, MontaVista has been helping embedded developers get the most out of open source by adding commercial quality, integration, hardware enablement, expert support, and the resources of the MontaVista development community. Because MontaVista customers enjoy faster time to market, more competitive device functionality, and lower total cost, more devices have been deployed with MontaVista than with any other Linux. To learn more, please visit www.mvista.com
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Sr. Marketing Communications Manager,
Cavium, 2315 N. First Street,
San Jose CA 95131,
Telephone: +1 408-943-7417
MontaVista Software Contact:
Telephone: +1 408-572-7860