The OCTEON II Internet Application Processor (IAP) family is Cavium Networks’ latest multi-core MIPS64 processors. The new OCTEON II IAP processor family is designed to fuel the voice, video, and data convergence driven by cloud computing, virtualization, HD video over IP, Web 2.0 and mobile 3G/4G applications which require a many fold increase in packet processing, secure application delivery and quality of service (QoS) performance. The OCTEON II CN63XX processors will be available in scalable options ranging from 2-core to 6-core versions running at 800MHz to 1.5GHz. These processors will be offered in two versions namely Control Plane (CP) and Application Acceleration Processor (AAP). The CP version incorporates general purpose MIPS64 cores and hardware acceleration for networking. The AAP version adds hardware acceleration for security, regular expression, compression, RAID and de-duplication. The CN63XX will sample in Q4 2009 with prices ranging from $59 to $199 in 10K quantities.
The OCTEON II CN63XX Processor Family Features
- cnMIPS64 v2 Core and Caches
2, 4 or 6 new superscalar, dual-issue MIPS64 R2 cores, each with 37KB I-cache, 32KB D-cache operating at up to 1.5 GHz for up to 9 GHz compute cycles along with 2MB of low-latency, feature rich L2 cache.
- Application Acceleration Engines
OCTEON II’s Application Acceleration Manager enables linear scaling of performance across multiple cores. Additional engines include 3rd generation Deep Packet Inspection HFA (hyper finite automata) engines, Security acceleration including AES, RSA, ECC and SNOW 3G, TCP/IP packet processing, compression/decompression, data de-duplication, RAID processing, packet classification and quality of service.
- Integrated Memory, System and Networking Interfaces
High-performance, low-latency, optimized 64-bit DDR3 memory controller with 100 Gbps DRAM bandwidth, integrated SGMII with IEEE 1588 timestamp, XAUI, PCIe Gen2 and sRIO interfaces with over 40Gbps aggregate bandwidth
- Low Power
Power Optimizer and innovative power management features that enable extremely low power version available at under 7 watts and with a maximum high-end power of 17 watts.