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6Wind Ramps Up with Support for Cavium's Octeon II Processors
[April 17, 2009]

6Wind Ramps Up with Support for Cavium's Octeon II Processors

Apr 17, 2009 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- 6Wind, a provider of embedded software solutions to simplify networking and application development within multicore processor based equipment, announced support for the Octeon II Processors from Cavium Networks, a provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, storage, wireless, video and security applications.

6Wind said its 6WindGate software will empower Octeon II embedded design engineers with a complete ready-to-use networking middleware solution to design multicore-based equipment and applications. Having worked with the previous generation of Octeon as well, using 6WindGate for validation on and migration to Octeon II will be seamless in enabling a simplified migration path that maximizes Octeon II performance.

As a Cavium PACE (Partnership to Accelerate Customer End-solutions) member, 6Wind's 6WindGate software suite enables simplicity and speed in designing applications upon multicore-based equipment.

"Cavium Network's Octeon II is state of the art multicore technology that addresses several markets in need of higher performance equipment and applications," said Eric Carmes, CEO of 6Wind. "Combined with our ability to simplify the multicore networking and design environment with 6WindGate, our joint solution delivers to market the ability for design engineers to quickly maximize performance of Octeon II based designs while enjoying a faster time to market and revenue." "We have several joint tier-1 customers with 6Wind who are using 6WindGate along with the Cavium Octeon and Octeon Plus processors," said Rajiv Khemani, Vice President and General Manager, Networking and Communications Division, Cavium Networks. "We are pleased that 6Wind is supporting Octeon II. Through our combined solution, customers will be able to achieve fast time to market and reduced design costs along with industry-leading performance, and be able to reuse their existing hardware and software designs." ((Comments on this story may be sent to

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