This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Cavium Delivers Next Generation Xen Virtualization With ThunderX™ Family Of Workload Optimized Processors

SAN JOSE, Calif. and TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Computex – Cavium, Inc., (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, today announced that Cavium's ThunderX, family of workload optimized processors will support next generation of Xen virtualization.  In addition, Cavium has joined the Xen Project as an Advisory Board member. The Xen Project technology is a Collaborative Project hosted by The Linux Foundation.
Cavium, Inc. Logo.

The ThunderX family of processors from Cavium delivers integrated virtualization support for both compute and I/O centric workloads. The Xen optimization for the ARMv8 architecture has proven to be the high performance hypervisor technology that can deliver the full set of virtualization features with optimal performance required by scalable cloud deployments and applications.  The support for what we believe will be the largest multi-core ARMv8 implementation and multi-socket cache coherency in Thunder takes the Xen virtualization capability to a whole new level of performance and features.

As a Xen Project Advisory Board member, Cavium will contribute to and help guide the Project that has been a key technology for supporting virtualization on ARM-based servers with significant optimizations specific to the underlying ARM architecture.

"Citrix is the cloud company that enables mobile work styles. Citrix and Cavium have been collaborating within the open-source Xen Project community to bring efficient and high quality Xen virtualization to ARM processors, in particular building hypervisor support for next-generation interrupt controllers based on the GICv3 architecture" said James Bulpin, Senior Director of Technology, XenServer, Citrix. "We are very happy to see Cavium joining the Xen Project Advisory Board, a move that further strengthens the Xen Project community and demonstrates Cavium's engineering commitment to it. We congratulate Cavium on the launch of their ThunderX Processor Family and eagerly anticipate system-level virtualization solutions at the hyperscale level of deployment based on this multi-core SoC."

"Xen Project virtualization is deployed in some of the largest hyperscale data centers in the industry. Our new ARM support for power optimized servers is tailor-made for scale out virtualized workloads. As a leader in ARM server architecture and design, security and networking processors, Cavium is uniquely positioned to leverage the strengths of our open software and play a key role in the future of cloud computing," said Lars Kurth, chairman of the Xen Project Advisory Board.

"Expanding our membership with the Linux Foundation is another example of Cavium's commitment to the Open Source community in general and the Xen Project virtualization solution in particular.  The combination of the virtualization support at the core of the ThunderX SoC family with demonstrated advances that Xen Project software is bringing to the ARMv8 architecture is a game changer for today's large-scale data center and cloud computing environments," said Larry Wikelius, Director Thunder Ecosystems and Partner Enablement.  "We look forward to working with the Advisory Board to continue Xen Project momentum in the server market."

Xen Project open source virtualization software is licensed under the GPLv2 with a similar governance structure to the Linux kernel.  Designed from the start for cloud computing, the project is being used by more than 10 million users and is backed by years of development and deployment in the most demanding environments.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 16,374.76 +23.38 0.14%
S&P 500 1,951.13 +2.27 0.12%
NASDAQ 4,733.4970 -16.4820 -0.35%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs