TMCNet:  Cavium Launches Project Thunder Software Development Platform [Professional Services Close - Up]

[February 06, 2013]

Cavium Launches Project Thunder Software Development Platform [Professional Services Close - Up]

(Professional Services Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Cavium, Inc., a provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the digital home, announced the availability of Project Thunder software development platform kit (SDK).

According to a release, Project Thunder is a family of 64-bit ARMv8 processors targeting next generation energy efficient cloud and data center markets.

Project Thunder provides a scalable family of 64-bit ARMv8 processors incorporated into a highly differentiated SoC architecture optimized for cloud and datacenter applications. The family of SoCs will integrate high-performance compute, networking, security, storage along with targeted workload application acceleration and high-speed industry standard IOs.

The Project Thunder SDK offers a full Linux operating system, toolchain and example applications that will enable ISVs and programmers to start distributed-computing development on the latest 64-bit ARMv8 architecture. Middleware such as enterprise application and data integration and messaging can be ported. Full applications like web frontends LAMP and Memcached can be supported and scaled across a massive number of virtual machines. Data center and cloud management applications can be ported to setup cloud workloads with multiple application tiers with dynamic provisioning and on-the-fly upgrade ability, the company said.

"Cavium is a leading processor vendor with over a decade of experience in successfully delivering high performance, high-core count 64-bit multicore processors that are being used by Tier-1 system providers to build best-in-class solutions," said M. Raghib Hussain, CTO & Corporate Vice President Software, Cavium. "Project Thunder SDK will jump start the transition of cloud and datacenter workloads to next generation, high performance, low power Project Thunder 64-bit ARMv8 SOCs from Cavium." More information: ((Comments on this story may be sent to (c) 2013 ProQuest Information and Learning Company; All Rights Reserved.

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