Monday, August 1, 2011

Cavium Ships 10-Core OCTEON II Processors

Cavium has begun the first shipments of its 10-core OCTEON II CN66XX processors to multiple OEM customers. The Cavium OCTEON II CN66XX integrates up to 10 MIPS64 cores and hardware acceleration for networking, mobile infrastructure, control-plane and data-center applications.

"With the CN66XX, we now offer 2.5x the number of full 64-bit CPU cores and 2x the GHz versus alternatives within an extremely compact and power-efficient form-factor," said YJ Kim, General Manager of Cavium's Infrastructure Processor Group.

Cavium said its CN66XX processors have already been selected by 3 tier-1 mobile infrastructure equipment providers.