MontaVista Announces Support for Cavium Networks OCTEON II CN68XX, CN67XX and CN63XX Multi-core MIPS64 Processors

Carrier Grade Edition Linux provides the performance and reliability required for high performance internet applications powered by OCTEON II processors

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - May 11, 2010 - MontaVista® Software, LLC, the leader in embedded Linux® commercialization, announced today they will be supporting the recently announced Cavium Networks OCTEON® II CN68XX, CN67XX, and CN63XX multi-core MIPS64® processors. The latest version of MontaVista Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) Linux will support these processors.

MontaVista CGE is the leading carrier grade Linux in the market and is in wide use today in telecom, networking, and wireless applications. It's the only Linux to meet CGL 4.0, LSB 3.0 and IPv6 specifications and provide virtual routing and forwarding capabilities. The OCTEON II CN68XX and CN67XX processors are part of the Internet Application Processor (IAP) family of processors from Cavium, designed to offer up to 4X the performance over the market-leading OCTEON Plus processor family, driving new convergence applications in data center, mobile internet and borderless enterprise market segments. The combination of MontaVista CGE Linux running on OCTEON II processors provides an unmatched combination of value, performance, and reliability for these types of applications.

Supporting Quotes:
"MontaVista Carrier Grade Edition Linux provides the performance, scalability, and reliability OCTEON II customers need to deliver innovative, high-performance, services-rich solutions. We have strong customer demand for MontaVista carrier grade Linux solutions," said YJ Kim, senior director, embedded processor group, Cavium Networks. "We've worked closely with MontaVista for years to ensure their products fully exploit the processing performance and comprehensive acceleration features of our products."

"The OCTEON II processor family provides the performance and power to enable innovative new applications in areas such as networking, VoIP, 4G/WiMAX and security," said Dan Cauchy, vice president of marketing and business development at MontaVista. "We are pleased to offer support for the industry-leading OCTEON II family with our Carrier Grade Edition Linux, and look forward to helping our joint customers deliver solutions to market faster."

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Key Points:

  • CGE Linux will support the OCTEON II CN68XX and CN63XX processors from Cavium Networks
  • CGE is the only carrier grade Linux to be compliant with CGL 4.0, IPv6, and LSB 3.0 certification
  • CGE provides features required for LTE and 4G next generation wireless networks such as SCTP, IPSEC with IKEv2 protocols
  • The only commercial Linux to provide virtual routing and forwarding, allowing for hardware consolidation and network administration flexibility
  • Integrates the open source OpenSAF 3.0 high availability middleware

About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), is a leader in embedded Linux commercialization. For over 10 years, MontaVista has been helping embedded developers get the most out of open source by adding commercial quality, integration, hardware enablement, expert support, and the resources of the MontaVista development community. Because MontaVista customers enjoy faster time to market, more competitive device functionality, and lower total cost, more devices have been deployed with MontaVista than with any other Linux. To learn more, please visit


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