Green Hills supports Cavium Networks OCTEON II Microprocessors

  • May 11, 2010
  • Green Hills Software

May 11, 2010 – Green Hills Software announced multicore embedded software solutions for the OCTEON II family of multicore processors from Cavium Networks. The OCTEON II IAP processor family is designed to fuel the voice, video and data convergence driven by mobile internet, enterprise and data center applications that require a dramatic increase in intelligent packet processing, secure application delivery and quality-of-service (QoS) performance.Green Hills Software’s solutions support Cavium’s OCTEON II specialized networking and security accelerators. These enhancements provide customers the ability to utilize the unique processor-specific capabilities in the OCTEON II to achieve the highest performance and throughput possible, while delivering proven, comprehensive multicore debugging capabilities for the complex, million-line-plus applications found in today’s networking and telecom systems.The OCTEON II processors, with 8 to 32 MIPS64 cores, deliver up to a 4x performance increase and up to 3x improvement in performance/watt over OCTEON Plus processors, enabling Cavium’s OEM customers to deliver breakthrough next-generation solutions, which address critical inflection points, in an optimized, energy efficient manner.Green Hills Support for OCTEON ProcessorsGreen Hills Software’s comprehensive solutions for Cavium deliver a flexible set of multicore operating system configurations, extensive networking support and advanced multicore debug tools to optimize multicore software design.

  • INTEGRITY real-time operating system – provides device total reliability and absolute security while delivering a flexible set of multicore operating system configurations, including single core, Asymmetric Multiprocessing (AMP) and Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) with support for network acceleration and offload.
  • INTEGRITY Secure Networking – combines the INTEGRITY RTOS security architecture, its advanced GHNet TCP/IP v4/v6 networking stack, and GateD Layer 3 routing protocols delivering unmatched security and reliability without compromising system throughput.
  • MULTI Integrated Development Environment (IDE) – provides a complete software development environment for building, debugging, testing and optimizing multicore embedded applications for the OCTEON II IAP.
  • Green Hills Optimizing C/C++ Compilers – generate the smallest and fastest code for C, C++, targeting the cnMIPS64 Architecture with specific support for the OCTEON II instruction set extensions.
  • Green Hills Probe – helps developers find and fix bugs faster than any other probes with its comprehensive run-control and multicore processor visibility interfaces optimized to support synchronous hardware and software multicore breakpoints.
  • Professional Services – Green Hills embedded experts collaborate with end user system designers and architects to tackle the difficult problems of legacy code porting, reuse and optimization for VxWorks, OSE, Linux, in-house operating systems and more, along with consulting services for general system performance optimization.
  • AvailabilityThe Green Hills suite of multicore solutions for Cavium’s family of OCTEON II processors will be commercially available following hardware availability from Cavium. Legacy RTOS and application porting services are available today.

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