6WIND has announced the release of it 6WINDGate software with optimized support for the TILEPro64 processor family from Tilera Corporation. 6WINDGate enables the development of high-performance, energy-efficient TILEPro64-based equipment for cloud networking and mobile infrastructure applications.
The 6WINDGate packet processing software exploits the energy-efficient, “manycore” TILEPro64 processor architecture to deliver IP forwarding performance of 580,000 packets per second per Tile on a processor running at 800MHz (64-byte packets). This per-Tile IP forwarding performance scales linearly with the number of tiles running 6WINDGate until the platform achieves full wire speed. Remaining tiles can be used to run additional value-added networking features or applications.
6WIND states that by maintaining full compatibility with standard Operating System APIs, 6WINDGate enables Tilera customers to quickly develop new applications and/or migrate existing software from another platform, thereby accelerating their time-to-market while reducing their schedule risk.
6WINDGate support for the TILEPro64 processor family is available now. For more information please visit www.6wind.com/.
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