Enea, which specializes in operating system solutions for telecom infrastructure equipment, will demo a version of its Open Event Machine (Open EM) based on Broadcom's XLP Multi-core, Multi-Threaded Processor Series. The implementation is designed for multi-core applications demanding high performance in data plane/fast path packet processing.
Enea's Open EM is designed as a high performance networking data plane software engine for multicore devices that provides optimal scalability and load balancing characteristics for maximum packet throughput.
“We are pleased to collaborate with Enea in the development of high performance operating system solutions for multicore devices based on our XLP Series processors,” said Eric Hayes, Vice President of Platform Marketing, Processors and Wireless Infrastructure at Broadcom. “Enea’s optimized implementation helps us highlight the significant processing power and advantages of the XLP architecture for communications and networking applications.”
Broadcom unveiled its ARMv8-A architecture for a new generation of multicore processors designed to deliver server-class performance for network functions virtualisation (NFV).
The new design is built around a 64-bit ARM core with virtualized accelerators for networking, communications, big data, storage and security applications. The design also features a quad-issue, quad-threaded 64-bit ARMv8-A core with superscalar out-of-order execution. The core enables 3-GHz performance in the advanced 16-nm FINFET process node.
“By offering the industry’s highest performance ARM-based multi-core processor architecture, Broadcom is expanding its technical leadership in multiple generations of multi-core processing,” said Ron Jankov, Broadcom Senior Vice President and General Manager, Processor and Wireless Infrastructure. “Our innovations in the CPU core and comprehensive virtualization, along with our adoption of 16-nm FINFET technology, will further separate us from our competitors.”
Broadcom and ARM announced a partnership to define and develop an open, standards-based NFV software environment for the ARM ecosystem. The companies said they will work with members of the Linaro Networking Group and European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to standardize the environment’s programming model, tool chains, application programming model, tool chains, application programming interfaces and networking-specific libraries across the industry.
“ARM and Broadcom have enjoyed a close and long-standing partnership. We are now pleased to see Broadcom leverage the ARMv8-A architecture and push the envelope with a very high-performance processing solution for the communications market,” said Tom Cronk, executive vice president and general manager, Processor Division, ARM. “Broadcom is taking a leadership role in helping us to drive an open, standards-based NFV software environment. This environment will enable the efficient and intelligent technology needed by businesses and consumers in our increasingly connected and data-hungry world.”