Monday, 13 November 2017

Cavium and Leading Partners to Showcase ThunderX2™ Arm-based Server Platforms and FastLinQ® Ethernet Adapters for High Performance Computing at SC17

SAN JOSE, CA and DENVER, CO, November 13, 2017 – Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, wired and wireless networking, will showcase various ThunderX2™ Arm-based server platforms for high performance computing at this year’s Supercomputing (SC17) conference taking place in the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado from November 13th to 16th.

ThunderX2 server SoC integrates fully out-of-order, high-performance custom cores supporting single and dual-socket configurations. ThunderX2 is optimized to drive high computational performance delivering outstanding memory bandwidth and memory capacity. The new line of ThunderX2 processors includes multiple SKUs for both scale up and scale out applications and is fully compliant with Armv8-A architecture specifications as well as the Arm Server Base System Architecture and Arm Server Base Boot Requirements standards.

ThunderX2 SoC family is supported by a comprehensive software ecosystem ranging from platform level systems management and firmware to commercial Operating Systems, Development Environments and Applications. Cavium has actively engaged in server industry standards groups such as UEFI and delivered numerous reference platforms to a broad array of community and corporate partners.  Cavium has also demonstrated its leadership role in the Open Source software community driving upstream kernel enablement and toolchain optimization, actively contributing to Linaro’s Enterprise and Networking Groups, investing in key Linux Foundation projects such as DPDK, OpenHPC, OPNFV and Xen and sponsoring the FreeBSD Foundation’s Armv8 server implementation.

SC17 Show Highlights and Product Demonstrations
Cavium’s executive leaders and technology experts will be available to discuss the company’s ThunderX2 processor technology, platforms, roadmap and HPC target solutions while demonstrating a range of platforms and configurations. Many of Cavium’s key partners will also be present with demonstrations that include system implementation, system software, tools and applications.  In addition to the ThunderX2 based ODM and OEM platforms and Cavium's FastLinQ Ethernet Adapters, the following product demonstrations will be on display on the show floor and at Cavium's booth #349.
  • Cavium ThunderX2 – 64–bit Armv8 based SoC family that significantly increases performance, memory bandwidth and memory capacity. We will be demonstrating various applications running on ThunderX2 in both single and dual socket configurations.
    Cavium’s systems partners Bull/Atos (Booth #1925), Cray (Booth #625), Gigabyte (Booth #2151), HPE (Booth #925), and Penguin (Booth #1801) will be showcasing HPC platforms based on ThunderX2. Cavium’s software partners will be demonstrating a variety of software tools and applications optimized for ThunderX2. In addition, there will be a full rack of ThunderX2 based systems showcased in HPE’s Comanche collaboration booth #494.
  • Cavium FastLinQ®:– 10/25/40/50/100Gb Ethernet adapters that enable the highest level of application performance with the industry’s only Universal RDMA capability that supports RoCE v1, RoCE v2 and iWARP concurrently. With the explosion of data there is a critical need for fast and intelligent I/O throughout the data center. Cavium FastLinQ products enable machine learning, data analytics, NVMe over fabrics storage while maximizing system performance.
The following additional presentations by Cavium will cover ThunderX2 updates, Arm Ecosystem, and End User Optimizations focused on HPC.
  • On Monday, November 13, 2017 at 3:30 pm, Surya Hotha, Director of Product Marketing for Cavium’s Datacenter Processor Group, will present ThunderX2 in HPC applications at the third annual Arm SC HPC User Forum.
  • On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 10.30 am, Giri Chukkapalli, Distinguished Engineer, will present ThunderX2 technology overview at the Red Hat Theater.
  • On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 2.30 pm, Varun Shah, Product Marketing Manager for Cavium’s Datacenter Processor Group, will present ThunderX2 advantages for the HPC Market at the Exhibitor Forum.
  • On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 2.30 pm, Giri Chukkapalli, Distinguished Engineer, will present ThunderX2 technology overview at the HPE Theater.
  • On Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 2.30 pm, Cavium experts will present at the SUSE booth.
To schedule a meeting at SC17, please send an email to sales@cavium.com and enter SC17 Meeting Request in the subject line.
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About Cavium
Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), offers a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity and baseband processing. Cavium’s highly integrated multi-core SoC products deliver software compatible solutions across low to high performance points enabling secure and intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data Center and Service Provider Equipment. Cavium processors and solutions are supported by an extensive ecosystem of operating systems, tools, application stacks, hardware-reference designs and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, Israel, China and Taiwan. For more information, please visit: http://www.cavium.com.

Media Contacts
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager, Cavium
Telephone: +1 408-943-7417
Email: angel.atondo@cavium.com

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Cavium ThunderX2 Motherboard Specification for Microsoft’s Project Olympus Contributed to the Open Compute Project

London, Nov 8, 2017 – Cavium™, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), announced today that they are collaborating with Microsoft to contribute the ThunderX2™ mother board specification to the Open Compute Project (OCP) as part of the design specification for Microsoft’s Project Olympus. The contribution enables the adoption and iteration by members of OCP, a global community of technology leaders who are reimagining hardware to make it more efficient, flexible, and scalable.

The ThunderX2 product family is Cavium's second generation 64-bit ARMv8-A server processor SoCs for Data Center, Cloud and High-Performance Computing applications. The family integrates fully out-of-order high performance custom cores supporting single and dual socket configurations. ThunderX2 is optimized to drive high computational performance delivering outstanding memory bandwidth and memory capacity. The new line of ThunderX2 processors includes multiple workload optimized SKUs for both scale up and scale out applications and is fully compliant with ARMv8-A architecture specifications as well as ARM's SBSA and SBBR standards. It is also widely supported by industry leading OS, Hypervisor and SW tool and application vendors.

Cavium and Microsoft originally announced their collaboration at the OCP U.S. Summit in March 2017, where the two companies demonstrated cloud service workloads developed for Microsoft’s internal use running on ThunderX2 based server platform.  During the DCD:Zettastructure summit today, the companies released the detailed specification of ThunderX2 Server Motherboard for Microsoft’s Project Olympus including block diagram, management sub-system, power management, FPGA Card support, IO connectors, and physical specifications

“Cavium is pleased to collaborate with Microsoft on contributing world’s first dual socket ARM server mother board design to the Open Compute Project,” said Gopal Hegde, VP/GM, Data Center Processor Group at Cavium. “ThunderX2 delivers best-in-class compute, memory and IO performance to most demanding Data Center workloads and this contribution will enable interested server OEMs and ODMs to quickly design and proliferate ThunderX2 based Project Olympus platforms.”

Kushagra Vaid, GM, Azure Hardware Infrastructure, Microsoft Corp. said, “We designed Microsoft’s Project Olympus with the ability to accommodate a variety of workloads and processor architectures. We’ve been closely collaborating with Cavium to integrate ThunderX2 into Microsoft’s Project Olympus design, and to drive innovation within the ARM ecosystem especially for workloads that benefit from high-throughput computing. The completion and contribution of our Project Olympus specification shows our continued commitment to the Open Compute Project and community developed innovation.”
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About Cavium
Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), offers a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity and baseband processing. Cavium’s highly integrated multi-core SoC products deliver software compatible solutions across low to high performance points enabling secure and intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data Center and Service Provider Equipment. Cavium processors and solutions are supported by an extensive ecosystem of operating systems, tools, application stacks, hardware-reference designs and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, Israel, China and Taiwan. For more information about the Company, please visit: http://www.cavium.com/.

Cavium Contact
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Cavium, Inc.
Telephone: +1 408-943-7417
Email: angel.atondo@cavium.com



Tuesday, 7 November 2017

University of Michigan Partners with Cavium on Big Data Computing Platform for U-M Researchers

Cavium’s ThunderX Workload optimized processor with Hortonworks HDP® to Provide Scalable Storage and Analytic Software Framework

SAN JOSE, CA, November 07, 2017 – Cavium™, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, wired and wireless networking and the University of Michigan today announced a new partnership that will position U-M as a leader in data-intensive scientific research by creating a powerful Big Data computing cluster using dual socket servers powered by Cavium’s ThunderX® ARMv8-A workload optimized processors.

The ThunderX product family is Cavium’s 64-bit ARMv8-A server processor for next generation Data Center and Cloud applications, and features high performance custom cores, single and dual socket configurations, high memory bandwidth and large memory capacity. The product family also includes integrated hardware accelerators, integrated feature rich high bandwidth network and storage IO, fully virtualized core and IO, and scalable high bandwidth, low latency Ethernet fabric, which affords ThunderX best-in-class performance per dollar and watt. They are fully compliant with ARMv8-A architecture specifications as well as ARM’s SBSA and SBBR standards, and widely supported by industry leading OS, Hypervisor and Software tool and application vendors.

The $3.5 million ThunderX computing cluster will enable U-M researchers to, for example, process massive amounts of data generated by remote sensors in distributed manufacturing environments, or by test fleets of automated and connected vehicles.

U-M and Cavium chose to run the cluster on Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP®) which is based on open source Apache™ Hadoop.  The ThunderX cluster will deliver high performance compute services for the Hadoop analytics and ultimately a total of 3 petabytes of storage space.

"U-M scientists are conducting groundbreaking research in Big Data already, in areas like connected and automated transportation, learning analytics, precision medicine and social science,” said Eric Michielssen, Associate Vice President for Advanced Research Computing (ARC). "This partnership with Cavium will accelerate the pace of data-driven research and opening up new avenues of inquiry."

“I know from experience that U-M researchers are capable of amazing discoveries,” said Syed Ali, MSEE ‘81, founder and CEO of Cavium.  “Cavium is honored to help break new ground in Big Data research at one of the top universities in the world.”

“Hortonworks is excited to be a part of forward leading research at University of Michigan exploring low-powered, high performance computing,” said Nadeem Asghar, Vice President and Global Head Technical Alliances at Hortonworks.  “We see this as a great opportunity to further expand the platform and segment enablement for Hortonworks and the ARM community.”

Alec Gallimore, Dean of the U-M College of Engineering, said the Cavium partnership is a milestone in the development of the college and the university.  “It is clear that the ability to rapidly gain insights into vast amounts of data is key to the next wave of engineering and science breakthroughs,” he said. “Without a doubt, the Cavium platform will allow our faculty and researchers to harness the power of Big Data, both in the classroom and in their research.” 

About Cavium
Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM) offers a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity, and baseband processing. Cavium’s highly integrated multi-core SoC products deliver software compatible solutions across low to high performance points enabling secure and intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Datacenter and Service Provider Equipment. Cavium processors and solutions are supported by an extensive ecosystem of operating systems, tools, application stacks, hardware-reference designs, and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, Israel, China, and Taiwan. For more information about the Company, please visit: http://www.cavium.com/.

Cavium Contact
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Cavium, Inc.
Telephone: +1 408-943-7417
Email: angel.atondo@cavium.com

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Cavium Announces Financial Results for Q3 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif., November 1, 2017 – Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017.

Net revenue in the third quarter of 2017 was $252.0 million, a 4.1% sequential increase from the $242.1 million reported in the second quarter of 2017 and 49.9% from the $168.1 million reported in the third quarter of 2016.

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) Results
Net loss for the third quarter of 2017 was $6.2 million, or ($0.09) per diluted share, compared to $11.1 million, or ($0.16) per diluted share in the second quarter of 2017. Gross margins were 54.6% in the third quarter of 2017 compared to 53.5% in the second quarter of 2017. As a percentage of revenue, GAAP income from operations was 0.19% in the third quarter of 2017 compared to GAAP operating loss of 2.5% in the second quarter of 2017. Total cash and cash equivalents were $152.7 million at September 30, 2017.

Non-GAAP Results
Cavium believes that the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provides important supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to Cavium’s financial condition and results of operations. Cavium believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide additional insight into Cavium’s ongoing performance and core operational activities and has chosen to provide these measures for more consistent and meaningful comparison between periods. These measures should only be used to evaluate Cavium’s results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures. The reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial results is provided in the financial statements portion of this release.

In the third quarter of 2017, Non-GAAP net income was $55.8 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, Non-GAAP gross margin was 66.0% and Non-GAAP income from operations as a percentage of revenue was 24.8%.

Recent News Highlights


  • October 24, 2017 - Cadence and Arm Delivers First SoC Verification Solution for Low-Power, High-Performance Arm-Based Servers

  • October 9, 2017 - China Unicom Awarded "Best 5G Initiative" RANNYs Award in Partnership with Cavium

  • September 11, 2017 - Cavium Showcased M-CORD NFV/5G on ARM with Leaf and Spine SDN Fabric at Mobile World Congress Americas 2017

  • September 11, 2017 - Cavium and Enea Delivers Optimized Software and Hardware Platform for uCPE

  • August 28, 2017 - Cavium Demonstrated NVMe Scale-out Technologies at VMworld US 2017

  • August 10, 2017 - Cavium Announced Support for FC-NVMe Standard

  • August 8, 2017 - Cavium Demonstrated Breakthrough NVMe over Fabrics Performance at Flash Memory Summit 2017
Cavium will broadcast its third quarter of 2017 financial results conference call today, November 1, 2017, at 2 p.m. Pacific time (5 p.m. Eastern time). The conference call will be available via a live web cast on the investor relations section of the Cavium website at http://www.cavium.com. Please access the website at least a few minutes prior to the start of the call in order to download and install any necessary audio software. An archived web cast replay of the call will be available on the web site for a limited period of time.

About Cavium
Cavium offers a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity, and baseband processing. Cavium’s highly integrated multi-core SoC products deliver software compatible solutions across low to high performance points enabling secure and intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data Center and Service Provider Equipment. Cavium processors and solutions are supported by an extensive ecosystem of operating systems, tools, application stacks, hardware-reference designs, and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, Israel, China, and Taiwan. For more information about the Company, please visit: http://cavium.com/newsevents_Cavium-Announces-Financial-Results-for-Q3-2017.html.

Cavium Contact
Angel Atondo
Senior Marketing Communications Manager
Tel: (408) 943-7417
Email:angel.atondo@cavium.com

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Cavium Schedules Q3 2017 Financial Results Conference Call

SAN JOSE, Calif., October 3, 2017 – Cavium™, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud wired and wireless networking, has scheduled its third quarter 2017 financial results conference call for 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday November 1, 2017. Cavium will release the company’s third quarter financial results approximately one hour prior to the conference call.

The Cavium financial results conference call will be available via a live webcast on the investor relations section of the Cavium web site at http://www.cavium.com. Please access the web site at least a few minutes prior to the start of the call if you need to download and install any necessary audio software. An archived webcast replay will be available on the web site for a limited period.

About Cavium
Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), offers a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity and baseband processing. Cavium’s highly integrated multi-core SoC products deliver software compatible solutions across low to high performance points enabling secure and intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data Center and Service Provider Equipment. Cavium processors and solutions are supported by an extensive ecosystem of operating systems, tools, application stacks, hardware reference-designs and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, Israel, China and Taiwan. For more information, please visit: http://www.cavium.com.

Media Contact
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Telephone: +1 408-943-7417
Email: angel.atondo@cavium.com 

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Cavium Joins the OpenMP Effort

31 vendors and research organizations now collaborating on developing standard parallel programming model

Austin, Texas — September 12, 2017 – The OpenMP ARB, a group of leading hardware and software vendors and research organizations that create the OpenMP standard parallel programming specification, today announced that Cavium, Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, service provider wired and wireless networking has joined as a new member.

“Cavium’s membership in the OpenMP ARB further highlights our strong belief in industry’s demand for parallel computing and the significance of the ARM Architecture,” said Avinash Sodani, Distinguished Engineer at Cavium. “Cavium’s strong product portfolio includes ThunderX2, a compelling server-class, multi-core ARMv8 CPU suited for the most demanding compute workloads. We look forward to working with other OpenMP members in furthering OpenMP standards to meet the challenges of the Exascale era.”

“We are pleased that Cavium, Inc. has joined the OpenMP ARB and will help strengthen OpenMP support in the ARM software ecosystem,” says Michael Klemm, CEO of the OpenMP ARB.


About OpenMP
The OpenMP ARB has a mission to standardize directive-based multi-language high-level parallelism that is performant, productive and portable. Jointly defined by a group of major computer hardware and software vendors, the OpenMP API is a portable, scalable model that gives parallel programmers a simple and flexible interface for developing parallel applications for platforms ranging from embedded systems and accelerator devices to multicore systems and shared-memory systems. The OpenMP ARB owns the OpenMP brand, oversees the OpenMP specification and produces and approves new versions of the specification. Further information can be found at http://www.openmp.org/.

About Cavium
Cavium, Inc. offers a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity and baseband processing. Cavium’s highly integrated multi-core SoC products deliver software compatible solutions across low to high performance points enabling secure and intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data center and Service Provider Equipment. Cavium processors and solutions are supported by an extensive ecosystem of operating systems, tools, application stacks, hardware reference designs and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, Israel, China and Taiwan. For more information, please visit http://www.cavium.com.

Contacts
OpenMP Architecture Review Board
Matthijs van Waveren
Marketing Coordinator
Email: info@openmp.org

Cavium Media Contact
Angel Atondo, Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Phone: +1-408-943-7417
E-mail: angel.atondo@cavium.com

Monday, 11 September 2017

Cavium to Showcase M-CORD NFV/5G on ARM with Leaf and Spine SDN Fabric at Mobile World Congress Americas 2017

Cavium™ expands China Unicom partnership to include Edge Services

SAN JOSE and SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 11, 2017 – Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, wired and wireless networking today announced a fully integrated CORD (Central Office Re-architected as Data center) SDN/NFV platform software stack on its ThunderX® ARM®-based data center COTS server architecture including a full leaf and spine SDN fabric on its XPliant® programmable SDN switches. The CORD platform with seamlessly integrated SDN fabric is showcased in a multi-rack configuration running M-CORD Virtualized Mobile Infrastructure and Edge Services at MWC Americas, at the Open Network Foundation’s stand N.332 at Moscone Center Hall North from September 12-14, 2017.

This M-CORD SDN/NFV software platform scaling across multiple data center racks is fully integrated with virtualized and disaggregated mobile infrastructure elements from the edge of the Radio Access Network (RAN) to distributed mobile core, and ONOS SDN and XOS orchestration software. It enables a virtually turn-key operation in a central office or edge data center for testing out NFV, 5G and C-RAN new technology concepts like intelligent front-haul and network slicing. This is a complete Cavium powered SDN/NFV/C-RAN end to end solution combining the OCTEON Fusion-M baseband radio head processors with the ThunderX ARM-based COTS servers and the award winning programmable XPliant Ethernet leaf and spine SDN switches. In keeping with industry trends the front-haul options follow the emerging 3GPP next generation standards.

China Unicom and Cavium have been collaborating on M-CORD and C-RAN projects, utilizing this integrated platform. The addition of Edge Services and full leaf and spine support further enhances the value proposition and eases 5G deployment.

“A fully integrated SDN/NFV data center solution with programmable SDN fabric and workload optimized servers for NFV and C-RAN functions enables implementation of innovative 5G and Edge Computing capabilities and running live traffic for analysis,” said Raj Singh, Vice President & General Manager of the Network & Communication Group at Cavium. “This differentiated and highly scalable implementation of M-CORD platform, using Cavium silicon-based white box servers, switches and remote radio units, provides a 3GPP-compliant virtualized mobile infrastructure with full programmability and flexibility for next-generation network topologies.”

“Programmable SDN fabric enables a new dimension of flexibility in high-performance protocol processing with the ability to implement new protocols and analytics without hardware change,” said Eric Hayes, Vice President & General Manager of the Switching Platform Group at Cavium. “The XPliant Ethernet switch families deliver state-of-the-art throughput and exceptional programmability for data center networks.”

“Our collaboration with Cavium is progressing well and the ThunderX and XPliant-based M-CORD is an effective platform for testing out and analyzing new 5G capabilities,” said Dr. Tang Xiongyan, CTO of Network Technology Research Institute, China Unicom. “We believe that our partnership will provide significant benefits to both parties.”

“M-CORD provides an effective reference platform for showcasing and analyzing new technologies and features for next generation virtualized and SDN enabled mobile infrastructure and edge datacenters,” said Dr. Guru Parulkar, Exec Director of ONF and ON.Lab. “Cavium has been contributing to the M-CORD community since the very beginning. This Cavium silicon powered multi-rack M-CORD implementation with ThunderX ARM based COTS servers and XPliant based white box switches showcases a rich interoperable CORD eco-system well supported by a diversified set of COTS hardware.”

About Cavium
Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), offers a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity and baseband processing. Cavium’s highly integrated multi-core SoC products deliver software compatible solutions across low to high performance points enabling secure and intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data Center and Service Provider Equipment. Cavium processors and solutions are supported by an extensive ecosystem of operating systems, tools, application stacks, hardware-reference designs and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, Israel, China and Taiwan. For more information, please visit: http://www.cavium.com.

Media Contact
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Cavium, Inc.
Telephone: +1 408-943-7417
Email: angel.atondo@cavium.com 

Cavium and Enea Deliver Optimized Software and Hardware Platform for uCPE

Enea® NFV Access Software Platform Now Available for OCTEON TX™ ARMv8 based uCPE Systems

SAN JOSE, CA and STOCKHOLM, Sweden September 11, 2017 – Cavium™, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, wired and wireless networking, and Enea® (NASDAQ Stockholm: ENEA), a global supplier of network software platforms and world class services, helping customers develop amazing functions for the connected society, today announced availability of optimized uCPE solutions based on Cavium OCTEON TX™ ARMv8 processor SoC families and Enea® NFV Access software platform.

Using universal customer premises equipment (uCPE), service providers offer their enterprise customers on-demand deployment with flexibility of choosing from a range of virtualized network appliances in terms of specific virtual network functions (VNF) and VNF vendors. In addition to the agile and flexible deployment benefits, the uCPE software platform provides a consistent management interface regardless of the selected network functions, and service-function-chaining of the subscribed VNFs for individual enterprise subscribers.

“uCPE provides on-demand deployment of multiple network functions previously each implemented as its own purpose built appliance, plus virtualization software platform in cost effective single-box COTS systems,” said Raj Singh Vice President & General Manager of the Network & Communication Group at Cavium. “Cavium’s highly integrated OCTEON TX ARMv8 processor SoC families, with high performance processing, exceptional power efficiency, hardware accelerators abstracted by standard APIs like DPDK, standard software eco-systems and cost effective and scalable white box hardware eco-systems, offer highly optimized uCPE processing solutions.”

“Enea NFV Access offers out-of-the-box VNF management and service function chaining for orchestrating on-demand agile VNF deployment - without the overhead that solutions originally developed for data centers carry with them,” said Karl Mörner, SVP Product Management, Enea. “Enea NFV Access is a versatile virtualization software platform streamlined for high networking performance and minimal footprint, and contributes to uCPE agility and innovation, reducing cost and complexity for computing at the network edge.”

Further Reading

Read more about Cavium Octeon TX here: http://www.cavium.com/OCTEON-TX_ARM_Processors.html 

Read more about Enea NFV Access here: https://www.enea.com/enea-nfv-access/

About Cavium
Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), offers a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity and baseband processing. Cavium’s highly integrated multi-core SoC products deliver software compatible solutions across low to high performance points enabling secure and intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data Center and Service Provider Equipment. Cavium processors and solutions are supported by an extensive ecosystem of operating systems, tools, application stacks, hardware-reference designs and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, Israel, China and Taiwan. For more information, please visit: http://www.cavium.com.

About Enea 
Enea is a global supplier of network software platforms and world class services, with a vision of helping customers develop amazing functions in a connected society. We are committed to working together with customers and leading hardware vendors as a key contributor in the open source community, developing and hardening optimal software solutions. Every day, more than three billion people around the globe rely on our technologies in a wide range of applications in multiple verticals – from Telecom and Automotive, to Medical and Avionics. We have offices in Europe, North America and Asia, and are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Discover more at www.enea.com and start a conversation at info@enea.com

Media Contact
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Cavium, Inc.
Telephone: +1 408-943-7417
Email: angel.atondo@cavium.com 

Erik Larsson
SVP Marketing & Communication, Enea
Phone: +33 1 70 81 19 00
E-mail: erik.larsson@enea.com

Monday, 28 August 2017

Cavium Demonstrates NVMe Scale-out Technologies at VMworld US 2017

Live Demonstration of Over 2 Million FC-NVMe IOPS with QLogic® Gen 6 Fibre Channel and Concurrent RoCE and iWARP NVMe over Fabrics with FastLinQ®

SAN JOSE, CA – August 28, 2017 – Cavium™, Inc. (CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, will showcase a broad range of NVMe over Fabric solutions including FC-NVMe on Gen 6 Fibre Channel and NVMe over Fabrics concurrently over RoCE and iWARP on Cavium FastlinQ 45000/41000 Series Ethernet NICs at VMworld US 2017 in Cavium booth 1230. The conference takes place August 27-31, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

The NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF™) specification is an emerging technology that gives data center networks unprecedented access to NVMe SSD storage. It delivers efficient scaling of NVMe-based SSDs over data center fabrics including Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) networks (iWARP and RoCE), as well as Fibre Channel.  This enables higher virtual machine density by delivering faster, more scalable connections between servers and storage, as well as between storage controllers and NVMe enclosures.

Cavium is a leader in the transition to NVMe over Fabrics by enabling a broad range of high-performance solutions that seamlessly transition customer infrastructure and applications to next-generation NVMe flash-based platforms, and is the only solution supplier offering both NVMe-oF over Universal RDMA and Fibre Channel.1
VMworld, hosted by VMware, is the number one event for enabling the digital enterprise. Cavium’s participation in VMworld US 2017 spans multiple demonstrations and product showcases, which include:
  • Demo: Breakthrough performance from an end-to-end FC-NVMe solution with QLogic Gen 6 Fibre Channel delivering more than 2 million NVMe IOPS on the innovative SPDK-based software-defined storage framework @ Cavium Booth #1230 
  • Demo: Industry's only solution that delivers technology choice and investment protection to customers with concurrent RoCE and iWARP transports for NVMe over Fabrics @ Cavium Booth #1230
  • Product Showcase: Cavium FastLinQ 10/25/50/100GbE NICs and CNAs, QLogic Enhanced Gen 5 and Gen 6 Fibre Channel adapters, LiquidIO® 10/25Gbps Smart NICs and NITROX® XL Adapters
Cavium QLogic NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe) Solution
Next-generation, data-intensive workloads utilize low latency NVMe flash-based storage to meet ever increasing user demand. By combining the lossless, highly deterministic nature of Fibre Channel with NVMe, FC-NVMe delivers the performance, application response time, and scalability needed for next-generation data centers, while leveraging existing Fibre Channel infrastructure. Currently shipping QLogic 2690 Series of Enhanced Gen 5 and 2700 Series of Gen 6 Fibre Channel adapters are FC-NVMe ready and are being evaluated in FC-NVMe fabrics by multiple customers and partners across the industry.

Cavium FastLinQ NVMe over Ethernet Universal RDMA (NVMe-oF) Solution
Driven by the performance demands of NVMe, high-performance, low-latency networking is a fundamental requirement for a fabric to scale out. Ethernet-based RDMA fabrics with their exceptional low latency and offload capabilities will become a popular choice for NVMe over Fabrics.  Cavium FastLinQ 45000/41000 Series Ethernet NICs support Universal RDMA (RoCE, RoCEv2 and iWARP concurrently) and deliver the ultimate choice to customers for scaling out NVMe over a general-purpose Ethernet fabric.

Cavium’s LiquidIO Smart NICs
LiquidIO 10/25/40GbE Smart NICs/network appliance adapters accelerate performance for SDN and NFV application by offloading Open vSwitch with various server virtualization, security, and network virtualization processing including overlay networks, IPsec, distributed firewall, DPI for application recognition and dynamic service chaining with cloud configuration.

Cavium’s NITROX Adapters
NITROX XL Adapters offer solutions from a few hundred Mbps to 100Gbps of encryption bandwidth and from a few thousand to 130K 2048b RSA operations per second. These adapters also offer up to 100Gbps of compression support. Cavium’s NITROX FIPS Adapters offer from a few thousand to over a million symmetric, as well as from a few hundred to 35K asymmetric operations per second. These adapters are the industry’s only adapters that provide 32 runtime elastic FIPS/HSM partitions. Both adapters are heavily used for OEM, as well as NFV solutions. In addition, cloud data centers heavily utilize the NITROX FIPS adapters to meet compliance requirements.

Cavium FastLinQ 40000 Series 10/25/40/50/100GbE, QLogic 2690 Series Enhanced Gen 5 16GFC and 2700 Series Gen 6 32GFC adapters are available from Cavium and multiple leading OEMs and ODMs. Cavium LiquidIO 10/25/40Gbps Smart NICs and NITROX adapters are available from Cavium. For more information, visit www.cavium.com.

To schedule a meeting with Cavium at VMworld, please contact your local sales account manager or Lilly Ly (lly@cavium.com). Please enter VMworld 2017 in the subject line.

About Cavium
Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), offers a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity and baseband processing. Cavium’s highly integrated multi-core SoC products deliver software compatible solutions across low to high performance points enabling secure and intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data Center and Service Provider Equipment. Cavium processors and solutions are supported by an extensive ecosystem of operating systems, tools, application stacks, hardware-reference designs and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, Israel, China and Taiwan.

Media Contact
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Cavium, Inc.
Telephone: +1 408-943-7417
Email: angel.atondo@cavium.com


Sunday, 13 August 2017

Cavium Announces Support for FC-NVMe Standard

QLogic Gen 6 and Enhanced Gen 5 Adapters Add Support for FC-NVMe

SAN JOSE, CA – August 10, 2017 – Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM) a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, announces support for the newly ratified NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe) 1.0 standard. Cavium’s industry-leading QLogic® 2700 series Gen 6 and 2690 Series Enhanced Gen 5 Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) support connecting NVMe storage over Fibre Channel networks concurrently with the existing storage by using the updated firmware and drivers.

The new Cavium FC-NVMe drivers are targeted towards customers connecting flash-based storage arrays to servers over Fibre Channel networks. Pre-release software for the Linux OS is available for download by contacting Cavium Sales. Three usage scenarios are supported:
  • Initiator mode: Drivers and firmware for hosts containing initiator mode QLogic 2700 Series Gen 6 or 2690 Series Enhanced Gen 5 HBAs
  • Target mode: Drivers for storage servers or array controllers containing target mode QLogic 2700 Series Gen 6 or 2690 Series Enhanced Gen 5 HBAs
  • Target mode (SPDK): Drivers (based on user mode SPDK technology) for storage servers or array controllers containing target mode QLogic 2700 Series Gen 6 or 2690 Series Enhanced Gen 5 HBAs
INCITS/T11 committee for Fibre Channel Interfaces recently approved the standard ensuring concurrent support and interoperability for FC-NVMe and the existing Fibre Channel protocols. Craig Carlson, Chairman of the T11 standards committee on FC-NVMe, said, “Cavium was a leading contributor to the definition and development of the FC-NVMe standard. Cavium actively participated by contributing resources and talent to the effort, and when the committee was investigating the new technology, Cavium engineers took many of the ideas and created POC code and provided valuable and timely feedback.”

Workloads that demand higher throughput, IOPs and lower latency are moving to flash. The NVMe protocol has been designed from the ground up for flash, and features deep parallelism, random access, and allows access to flash over PCI Express (PCIe) to maximize bandwidth. FC-NVMe extends these benefits over a Fibre Channel fabric. The low latency, lossless and efficient data handling capabilities of Fibre Channel are ideally suited to extend the performance and latency advantages of NVMe over a network.

Key benefits of adopting Cavium Fibre Channel HBAs for Flash environments include:
  • Technology leadership: Cavium chairs the T11 committee working group that developed the FC-NVMe standards, and contributed significant resources to work with ecosystem partners to develop this technology.
  • Innovation – Cavium is driving innovation in software defined storage platforms with target mode drivers for the Storage Performance Developer Kit (SPDK) project, which provides high-performance, user-space device drivers enabling the next generation of storage platforms.
  • Performance: Cavium’s QLogic Fibre Channel adapters have shown to deliver exceptional performance of up to 2.6 million IOPS, and low latency, enabling the most demanding enterprise workloads.
  • Standards compliance: Cavium QLogic solutions meet IT standards for interoperability and support. This ensures that customers can deploy Fibre Channel storage of their choice without worries about vendor lock-in or limited choice.
  • Investment protection: With Cavium technology, FC-NVMe workloads can be seamlessly introduced into existing FCP-SCSI fabrics. With QLogic 2700 and 2690 Series FC HBAs, FCP-SCSI and FC-NVMe protocol traffic can run concurrently without requiring any rip and replace of existing infrastructure.
  • Advanced SAN fabric management: Cavium QLogic StorFusion™ technology delivers a full suite of diagnostics, rapid provisioning and Quality of Service (QoS) throughout the fabric which automate and simplify SAN deployment and orchestration.
“NVMe is a great advancement for the storage industry, driving down latencies and increasing IOPs.  And FC-NVMe is an ideal storage protocol to take advantage of this technology transition. We believe Fibre Channel is the right choice for NVMe storage because of its deterministic performance, resiliency, reliability and ubiquitous presence in the data center,” said Vikram Karvat, Vice President and General Manager, Cavium Fibre Channel Storage Group. 

About Cavium
Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), offers a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity and baseband processing. Cavium’s highly integrated multi-core SoC products deliver software compatible solutions across low to high performance points enabling secure and intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data Center and Service Provider Equipment. Cavium processors and solutions are supported by an extensive ecosystem of operating systems, tools, application stacks, hardware reference-designs and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, Israel, China and Taiwan. For more information about the Company, please visit www.cavium.com.

Cavium Contact
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Cavium, Inc.
Telephone: +1 408-943-7417
Email: angel.atondo@cavium.com

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Cavium Demonstrates Breakthrough NVMe over Fabrics Performance at Flash Memory Summit 2017

Live Demonstration of Over 2 Million FC-NVMe IOPS with QLogic® Gen 6 Fibre Channel and Concurrent RoCE and iWARP NVMe over Fabrics with FastLinQ®

SAN JOSE, CA – August 8, 2017 – Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, will showcase a broad range of NVMe over Fabric solutions including FC-NVMe on Gen 6 Fibre Channel and NVMe over Fabrics concurrently over RoCE and iWARP on Cavium FastlinQ 45000/41000 Series Ethernet NICs at the Flash Memory Summit 2017 at Booth #815 from August 8-10, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

The NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF™) specification is an emerging technology that gives data center networks unprecedented access to NVMe SSD storage. It delivers efficient scaling of NVMe-based SSDs over data center fabrics including Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) networks (iWARP and RoCE), as well as, Fibre Channel.  This enables faster, more scalable connections between servers and storage as well as between storage controllers and NVMe enclosures.

Cavium is leading the transition to NVMe over Fabrics by enabling a broad range of high-performance solutions that seamlessly transition customer infrastructure and applications from legacy storage to current and next-generation flash/NVMe, and is the only solution supplier offering both NVMe-oF over Universal RDMA and Fibre Channel Adapters.

The Flash Memory Summit 2017 will feature the latest technology trends, the most exciting products, and the broadest coverage of a rapidly expanding market around flash, fabrics and end-to-end solutions. Cavium participation in Flash Memory Summit 2017 spans multiple live performance and interop demonstrations, speaking sessions by industry experts and product showcases. Key demonstrations and engagements include: 
  • Demo: Breakthrough performance from an  end-to-end FC-NVMe solution with QLogic Gen 6 Fibre Channel delivering more than 2 million NVMe IOPS on the innovative SPDK-based software-defined storage framework @ Cavium Booth #815
  • Demo: Industry’s only[1] solution that delivers technology choice and investment protection to customers with concurrent RoCE and iWARP transports for NVMe over Fabrics @ Cavium Booth #815
  • Demo: Concurrent FCP and FC-NVMe end-to-end multi-vendor interoperability demonstration featuring QLogic Gen 6 Fibre Channel @ FCIA Booth #828
  • Breakout Session: “Accelerate Access to Networked Flash with FC-NVMe” @ Forum V-31 on Thursday, August 10th at 8:30 a.m.
  • Expert Panel: “Ultra-Fast NVMe Storage Networks for Next Generation Flash Array” Session 303-B @ Forum W-32 on Thursday, August 10th at 1:30 p.m.
  • Expert Panel: “NVMe over Fabrics Does Networking Part 2b” @ Forum A-12 on Tuesday, August 8th at 5:00 p.m.
Cavium QLogic NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe) Solution
Next-generation data intensive workloads utilize low latency NVMe flash-based storage to meet ever increasing user demand. By combining the lossless, highly deterministic nature of Fibre Channel with NVMe, FC-NVMe delivers the performance, application response time, and scalability needed for next generation data centers, while leveraging existing Fibre Channel infrastructure. Currently shipping QLogic 2690 Series of Enhanced Gen 5 and 2700 Series of Gen 6 Fibre Channel adapters are FC-NVMe ready and are being evaluated in FC-NVMe fabrics by multiple customers and partners across the industry.

Cavium FastLinQ NVMe over Ethernet Universal RDMA (NVMe-oF) Solution
Driven by the performance demands of NVMe, high-performance, low latency networking is a fundamental requirement for a fabric to scale out. Ethernet-based RDMA fabrics with their exceptional low latency and offload capabilities will become a popular choice for NVMe over Fabrics.  Cavium FastLinQ 45000/41000 Series Ethernet NICs support Universal RDMA (RoCE, RoCEv2 and iWARP concurrently) and deliver the ultimate choice to customers for scaling out NVMe over a general purpose Ethernet fabric.

Cavium FastLinQ 40000 Series 10/25/40/50/100GbE, QLogic 2690 Series Enhanced Gen 5 16GFC and 2700 Series Gen 6 32GFC adapters are available from Cavium and multiple leading OEMs and ODMs.

For more information, visit www.qlogic.com/nvmeof and cavium.com/fastlinq.

To schedule a meeting with Cavium, please contact your local sales account manager or Lilly Ly (lly@cavium.com). Please enter Flash Memory Summit 2017 in the subject line.

About Cavium
Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), offers a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity and baseband processing. Cavium’s highly integrated multi-core SoC products deliver software compatible solutions across low to high performance points enabling secure and intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data center and Service Provider Equipment. Cavium processors and solutions are supported by an extensive ecosystem of operating systems, tools, application stacks, hardware reference designs and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, Israel, China and Taiwan. For more information about the Company, please visit: http://www.cavium.com/.

Media Contact
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Cavium, Inc.
Telephone: +1 408-943-7417
Email: angel.atondo@cavium.com

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Cavium Expands XPliant® Product Portfolio with 10GbE and 25GbE Optimized Programmable Switch Devices

XP70 family addresses highest port count segment of data center switch market

SAN JOSE, CA – July 25, 2017 – Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, announced the availability of the new XP60 and XP70 families of 10GbE/25GbE optimized programmable Ethernet switches. Targeted at the largest segment of the data center market, the XP70 family of programmable Ethernet switch devices scale from 1Tbps to 1.8Tbps and provides cost-effective seamless 1GBASE-T to 10GBASE-T and 10GbE to 25GbE access connectivity upgrades for enterprise, data center, and carrier networks with support for 40GbE/100GbE uplink connectivity.  Furthermore, the XP60 family brings programmable Ethernet switching capabilities to the campus, embedded, and carrier access markets with devices that scale from 280Gbps to 720Gbps.  The new XP60 and XP70 family, combined with the production qualified XP80 family of products now extends Cavium’s XPliant programmable architecture from 3.2Tbps down to 280Gbps.

According to Dell ‘Oro, more than 50% of all servers will be 10GE based by end of 2017, with 10GBase-T shipments growing the fastest and eventually overtaking SFP+ shipments by 2019. [[1]] Dell’Oro attributes this growth, in part, to the fact that twisted-pair cable has long remained a popular choice for connectivity due to its low cost and ability to terminate exact cable lengths in the field.  Additionally, these installed cable plants support seamless upgrades from 1GbE to 10GbE, giving the data center operators a simple choice for scaling their networks to support LAN/SAN consolidation and virtualization.

Today 100GbE is emerging as the optimal choice for the core network connectivity, for both intra- and inter-data center applications due to optical component and OEM “system level” prices that have fallen below the 40GbE benchmark, which has been considered and deployed as the “next step up” from 10GbE.

In this environment, the XP60 and XP70 families achieve the ideal mix of price, performance, and power while adding telemetry, and programmability to next-generation switching solutions. 
  • ·         The XP60 family is cost and power optimized for 1GbE, 2.5GbE, and 10GbE access markets.
  • ·         The XP70 family is cost and power optimized for 10GbE/25GbE Top of Rack systems with 100GbE uplinks.
  • ·         Integrated Packet Trakker™ technology delivers a wealth of visibility and telemetry to solve the most intriguing diagnostic issues.
  • ·         Fully shared centralized packet buffer.
  • ·         Highly scalable network policy engine brings enterprise class security to hybrid cloud and cloud networks.
  • ·         Flexible Uniport architecture supports 1G, 10G, 25G, 40G, 50G, and 100G MAC speeds independently per port.
  • ·         Advanced traffic management engine and PFC architecture supports the most demanding mix of RoCE, iWARP, NVMe, and proprietary lossless applications.

Finally, the XP60 and XP70 families leverage the same programmable engines as the field-proven, volume shipping XP80 family.  This enables transparent software migration for current XP80 customers, as well as use of the entire XPliant suite of software tools.

Analyst Quotes
“There still exists a long life for 10GbE, in particular 10GBASE-T, in the data center,” said Seamus Crehan, president of Crehan Research. “Furthermore, we expect the majority of new data center core upgrades to be implemented with 100GbE given its attractive pricing coupled with the increase in data center network traffic.”

“Our research finds that the upgrade cycle from a 40G to 100G core is in full effect, but the solutions for 25Gbps access are still in the early adoption stage,” said Sameh Boujelbene, Senior Director at Dell Oro Group.  “We expect demand for 10G access to remain healthy for years to come.”

“Hybrid cloud an important architecture for enterprises shifting workloads to the cloud and programmable silicon covering 10/25/100GE speeds providing network traffic telemetry across hybrid cloud will be an imperative for achieving a high-quality user experience,” said Cliff Grossner, Ph.D., senior research director and advisor, Cloud and Data Center Research Practice, IHS Markit Technology. In a recent IHS Markit report, 54% of respondents indicated they would have hybrid clouds deployed by 2018, which will drive the need for 10/25/100GE programmable silicon.” [[2]]

The XP60 and XP70 families are now sampling to customers. Production qualified parts will be available this quarter.

About Cavium
Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), offers a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity and baseband processing. Cavium’s highly integrated multi-core SoC products deliver software compatible solutions across low to high performance points enabling secure and intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data center and Service Provider Equipment. Cavium processors and solutions are supported by an extensive ecosystem of operating systems, tools, application stacks, hardware reference designs and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, Israel, China and Taiwan.


Media Contact:
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Telephone: +1 408-943-7417
Email:
angel.atondo@cavium.com



[[1]] Information based on Dell’Oro Groups, The Server Five Year Forecast Report, January 2017, Information is not an endorsement of Cavium. Any reliance on these results is at the third party's own risk. Visit www.delloro.com for more details.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Cavium 25/50Gbps Ethernet Adapter Technology Powers Hewlett Packard Enterprise Synergy

FastLinQ® 25/50GbE enables HPE customers to realize the potential of the HPE Synergy composable infrastructure
SAN JOSE, CA – July 18, 2017 – Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, announced today that its FastLinQ® Ethernet 25/50GbE technology will power HPE® Synergy®480 and 660 Gen10 compute modules. The introduction for this new class of I/O connectivity for the HPE Synergy Gen 9 and Gen 10 compute modules provides significant density, cost and power benefits and enables acceleration of enterprise, telco and cloud applications.

Cavium FastLinQ NICs are built from the ground up to bridge traditional and new IT with the agility, speed and continuous delivery needed for today’s applications. Based on the innovative technology from Cavium and HPE, customers can run more demanding workloads and applications that require higher bandwidth and lower latency than existing I/O offerings. This includes hybrid cloud, Big Data, high performance compute and traditional enterprise applications.

Cavium 25/50Gb Ethernet Adapter Technology for HPE
The HPE Synergy 6810C 25/50Gb Ethernet adapter, powered by Cavium’s QL45604 controller, delivers high bandwidth and low latency connectivity for the HPE Synergy platform. This dual-port 25/50Gb adapter provides 2.5 times the available server I/O bandwidth for HPE Synergy Gen 9 and Gen 10 compute modules vs. previous generation, allowing HPE customers to improve workload performance. With support for RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE), I/O latency is significantly reduced to increase application performance.

"Cavium is a leading provider for I/O connectivity for a broad range of HPE servers," said Rajneesh Gaur, VP and General Manager, Ethernet Adapter Group, at Cavium. "The introduction of the HPE Synergy 6810C 25/50Gb Ethernet adapter based on Cavium technology brings high-performance and low latency Ethernet connectivity for world-class HPE Synergy composable infrastructure. This is an important milestone in enabling enterprise data centers and service providers to increase operational efficiency and application performance enabling an agile IT infrastructure."

“The ability to provide high-performance 25/50Gb Ethernet connectivity within HPE Synergy, the industry’s first platform for composable infrastructure, enables our customers to greatly improve application performance and virtual machine scalability, while significantly reducing hardware and management complexity. In addition, Cavium’s Ethernet technology supports enhanced security features and secure firmware updates in HPE Gen10 servers, providing customers increased protection against firmware attacks,” said Tom Lattin, Vice President of Server Options for Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Key Ethernet technologies and features include:
  • HPE Synergy 6810C 25/50Gb Ethernet adapter supports up to 100Gbps bi-directional bandwidth for enhanced network performance.
  • Designed to support HPC clusters, computational, financial and other applications requiring low-latency network connectivity with support for RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE). Also capable of supporting Internet Wide Area RDMA Protocol (iWARP) with future firmware upgrade.
  • DPDK support provides small packet acceleration capability for telco, ecommerce and other applications.
  • Advanced Server Virtualization features that include Single Root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) for low latency high-performance virtual workloads.
  • Support for PXE boot, IPV6 and HPE Sea of Sensor 3D Technology to simplify connectivity and improve overall TCO of the network connectivity.
  • Acceleration for Networking Virtualization with Stateless Offloads for tunneling protocols including NVGRE, VxLAN and GRE.
Security Features
  • Authenticated updates for NICs validate that signed firmware is correct and trusted to eliminate rogue firmware installation.
  • Secure Boot safeguards the NIC and ensures no rogue drivers are being executed on start-up.
  • Sanitization (Secure User Data Erase) renders user and configuration data on the NIC irretrievable so that NICs can be safely repurposed or disposed.
Availability
The new HPE Synergy 6810C 25/50Gb Ethernet adapter was recently announced by HPE on July 11th, 2017 and will be shipping in the third quarter of 2017.

For more information, visit

About CaviumCavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), offers a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity, and baseband processing. Cavium’s highly integrated multi-core SoC products deliver software compatible solutions across low to high performance points enabling secure and intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data Center and Service Provider Equipment. Cavium processors and solutions are supported by an extensive ecosystem of operating systems, tools, application stacks, hardware-reference designs, and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, Israel, China, and Taiwan. For more information about the Company, please visit: http://www.cavium.com/.

Media Contact
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Cavium, Inc.
Telephone: +1 408-943-7417
Email: angel.atondo@cavium.com