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Cavium Networks Announces Customer Sampling of OCTEON™ Multi-core MIPS64™ Processors; Demonstrates OCTEON at SuperComm 2005

OCTEON processors enable unmatched networking performance of up to 10Gbps TCP, SSL/IPsec, 4Gbps of Compression & Pattern matching and 2-3x lower power vs alternatives

Mountain View, CA, June 1, 2005 – Cavium Networks, a worldwide leader in security, network services and embedded processor solutions, today announced that the OCTEON Multi-core MIPS64-based network services processor is sampling to customers. Cavium Networks will showcase OCTEON and its industry-leading L3-L7 performance at SuperComm 2005 in Chicago, Illinois from June 7 to June 9, 2005 in meeting room #91030 . OCTEON Processors are being integrated by Network Equipment OEMs into routers, switches, content switches, security & application-aware gateways, anti-virus & IPS gateways, broadband gateways, wireless equipment and network storage equipment.

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OCTEON Multi-core MIPS64 processors address the needs of next-generation networking equipment ranging in performance from 200Mbps to 10Gbps. The OCTEON family offers a scalable, fully software compatible processor line with 2 to 16 MIPS64-based cores in a single chip and power ranging from under 5 to 29 Watts. OCTEON is the only processor that integrates a complete range of hardware acceleration essential for L3-L7 applications, which includes packet processing, TCP, multi-core scaling, compression / decompression, pattern matching, and encryption. Further, OCTEON integrates flexible networking interfaces with 8x Gigabit Ethernet ports (RGMII) or dual SPI-4.2 interfaces, a host/slave PCI-X 64bit/133MHz bus and multiple memory interfaces with support for up to 800MHz DDR 1 / 2, 72-bit / 144-bit wide DRAM and 2x 18-bit wide optional low-latency RLDRAM.

About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a worldwide leader in security, network services and content processing semiconductor solutions. Cavium Networks' award-winning NITROX and MIPS64-based OCTEON™ families of processors and accelerator boards offer flexible, scalable and highly-integrated solutions delivering 50Mbps to 10Gbps performance. The company's products are integrated into a wide range of networking equipment that include routers, gateways, network appliances, content switches, wireless LAN access/aggregation points, servers and storage networking devices. Cavium Networks is headquartered in Mountain View, CA with development centers in Marlboro, MA and Hyderabad, India.
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Cavium Networks Contact:
Amer Haider
Cavium Networks
805 East Middlefield Road,
Mountain View, CA 94043
Telephone: 650-623-7002


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