Cavium, Inc., has announced that Cavium’s Thunder ARMv8 processors are supported in Ubuntu 13.10, the latest release from Canonical. Ubuntu 13.10’s ARMv8 developer preview will enable developers, cloud operators, and the ecosystem to quickly and easily start using, developing, and testing for Cavium’s Thunder multicore ARMv8 processors.
Cavium’s Thunder developer platform with Ubuntu Server 13.10 will be available in HP’s Moonshot Discovery Lab to offer developers a head-start on porting, developing and testing on future cloud centric servers. The HP Discovery Lab allows customers and developers to experiment, test and benchmark applications on HP Moonshot within the larger ecosystem of low-energy server innovations and solutions.
Cavium and Canonical will host private demonstrations of the Ubuntu Server 13.10 running on Cavium’s Thunder software development platform at ARM TechCon, October 29 – 31, in Santa Clara, California at the Hyatt Hotel, suite # 1401 . Developers and system manufacturers can schedule a meeting at ARM TechCon by sending an email to
Cavium’s Project Thunder initiative includes processors along with comprehensive hardware and software solutions. Thunder is a scalable family of 64-bit ARMv8 processors incorporated into a highly differentiated system on chip (SoC) architecture optimized for cloud and datacenter applications. Thunder SoCs processors integrate high-performance compute, networking, security, storage along with targeted workload application acceleration and high-speed industry standard IOs. Thunder processors will provide significantly better price, performance and power value proposition over alternative solutions for target applications in cloud and datacenters.
Ubuntu 13.10 Server preview for developers on Project Thunder can be downloaded here .