Cavium OCTEON-II

By Mark Hermeling

Cavium today has announced the availability of OCTEON II, their next generation multi-multi (aka many-) core processor with advanced acceleration features and Wind River has announced that it will support this processor aimed at
networking, data centers, storage, wireless telecom, HD, internet and
multimedia applications.

The announcement is an important one as
the OCTEON II is the first mainstream embedded processor that is
available with 32 processing cores. In the case of the OCTEON II these
are 64 bit MIPS cores running at up to 1.5 Ghz.

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