Caswell & Cavium Collaborate to Deliver Breakthrough Energy Efficient Servers with Massive OCTEONŽ Processor Arrays for Cloud Computing Cloud computing server rack with over 1000 OCTEON CPU cores delivered to leading service providers in US and Asia
Mountain View, Calif., May 31, 2011 - Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, and the digital home, announced today the collaboration with Caswell, Inc., a leader in design and manufacturing of high performance communication appliance and storage solutions, to deliver Multi-Motherboard Blade Servers (MMBS) powered by a massive array of OCTEON® processors for energy efficient cloud computing applications. This high computing throughout is delivered using up to 10 systems in a server rack, with each system consisting of a 4U enclosure. This enclosure integrates blade switches for the fabric interconnection, memory and required storage interfaces for Cloud Computing and Storage applications. Caswell is demonstrating this appliance in Cavium’s suite the Grand Hyatt hotel during Computex, from May 31 – June 4 in Taipei, Taiwan.
Cloud computing services mandates on-demand accesses to high amount of computing and storage resources. It is being deployed by IT infrastructure at un-precedented levels, with data centers scaling up to 20x the number of servers relative to existing infrastructure. This increase places an inordinate burden on the energy requirements and hence compute density per watt has become the defacto metric for Data Center. Additionally, systems need to be developed with Terabit Scalability, Predictable Low-latency and Non-blocking throughout. The MMBS systems from Caswell addresses all of the above stringent requirements by integrating over 1000 high-performance OCTEON Plus cores in a single 40U rack and provides a highly configurable system based on the computing and storage needs of customers and applications.
The OCTEON processor family consists of industry's broadest and highest performance general purpose multi-core MIPS64 based processors ranging from 1 to 32 cores on a single chip with integrated networking interfaces with industry leading hardware acceleration for packet processing, quality of service, TCP, Security, compression / decompression and deep packet inspection (DPI). The Cavium OCTEON core is Cavium’s custom implementation, optimized for networking and services with very low power consumption. Flexible standards-based I/Os including gigabit Ethernet, 10 gigabit Ethernet, PCI Express Gen 1 and 2, sRIO version 2, USB2.0 and Interlaken enable flexible, high-bandwidth network and system connectivity.
“We investigated a wide variety of processor architectures and technologies to meet the demands of our data center and service provider customers for implementing their visions of cloud computing. Cavium
Networks not only demonstrated a clear track record of providing performance/watt but also were pioneering next generation functionalities and features for the Data Center Market”, said Polo Huang, Vice President of Caswell. “We look forward to extending our collaboration with Cavium Networks and delivering winning products for our customers.”
"We are very pleased to work with Caswell to bring massive amounts of energy efficient computing for cloud infrastructure market,” said Y.J. Kim, General Manager, Infrastructure Processor Group at Cavium Networks. “Caswell’s scalable system architecture along with Cavium’s OCTEON processors provide the best in class solution for Data Center Operators and Service Providers as they look to seamlessly and incrementally upgrade their infrastructure for new cloud services and subscribers."
About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the digital home. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 40 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access and service provider equipment. Cavium Networks processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium Network’s principal offices are in Mountain View, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, China, India and Taiwan. For more information, please visit: http://www.caviumnetworks.com.
About Caswell. Taipei, Taiwan, May 31, 2011 – CASwell, a leading Communication Appliance provider that allows many of Networking Vendors serve the hardware platforms in Network Security, Network Management, Network Gateway, Network Voice, and Network Storage, announced today with a new computing in distribution - Multi-Motherboard Blade Server (MMBS) dedicated for Datacenter. It was first designed for Search Engine Portal with highest density for space saving, and highest computing power distributed for computing efficiency; and now it has perfectly fit in with current Cloud Computing use. The MMBS is adopting the latest state-of-the-art Network Processor designed and manufactured by Cavium, for its high computing power with low power consumption and plus the security engine embedded. For more product detail, please visit CASwell at Hall 1 Booth C0700 (under Taiwan Cloud Computing Pavilion), or NanGang Hall 4th Floor Booth L1001 (under Portwell). For more information, visit http://www.cas-well.com/.
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