Sunday, April 23, 2006

Cavium Offers High Performance Accelerator Cards for Network Appliances

Cavium Networks introduced a line of PCI/PCI-X accelerator cards designed for handling security and other processing intensive applications in networking platforms. Currently, many network appliances, L4-L7 switches, application gateways, and storage systems have been built using x86-based motherboards with PCI/PCI-X connectivity. The PCI/PCI-X cards accelerator cards offer a ready-to-deploy solution to rapidly add multi-gigabit acceleration for compression/decompression, pattern-matching (RegEx), IPsec/SSL processing, and TCP termination. Specifically, the cards can be used to accelerate IPsec, SSL, TCP, IPS/AV and compression functionality, as well as high-availability LAN bypass features.

The OCTEON XL Accelerator cards, which are offered in a range of 4-port Gigabit Ethernet NIC inline and co-processor configurations, deliver performance ranging from 500 Mbps to 6 Gbps.

Cavium said it has numerous Tier-1 design wins for its OCTEON XL accelerator cards.

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