Wind River and Cavium Networks have set up a multi-year strategic partnership to co-market optimized VxWorks and Linux multicore solutions.
The companies will align long-term product roadmaps and Wind River will commercially support Cavium's OCTEON family of multicore processors through OCTEON II and a subsequent processor family with board support packages for Wind River's software portfolio.
“Our partnership no doubt sends a strong message to the market about our long-term commitment to support multiple generations of Cavium products, and equally significant is the importance of aligning and optimizing the two companies' leading multicore hardware and software solutions,” said Roger Williams, vice president, Alliances and Business Development, Wind River. The Cavium Networks OCTEON family of Multi-Core MIPS64 processors is used for intelligent networking applications ranging from 100Mbps to 40Gbps. Wind River's set of multicore software solutions deliver a set of multicore software configurations, including symmetric multiprocessing (SMP), asymmetric multiprocessing (AMP), virtualization and network acceleration and offload; Wind River Workbench, and operating systems VxWorks and Wind River Linux.