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Multicore Processors Multiply in 2010

By Joseph Byrne, Senior Analyst, The Linley Group Eric Carmes alluded in his February 9 post to our Microprocessor Report article “Embedded Rollouts Continue in 2010.” Here is a condensed version for those without access to the article. For more information about the publication, please see http://www.mdronline.com. 2010 was a year in which multicore suppliers began to deliver on past promises as they sampled the first of their new processors. One theme that emerged and which could become a Read More »

Interesting topics at RSA Conference

By Charlie Ashton, VP of Marketing - 6WIND I attended RSA Conference  in San Francisco last week, meeting with many potential customers for 6WIND as well as some of our partners. Having also attended last year’s conference, it was interesting to observe some major changes this year. It’s a big conference and my observations were obviously somewhat limited, so I’d be interested to read your thoughts on the state of the network security industry. My first impression this year was how much Read More »

Multicore: what’s the news?

By Eric Carmes - 6WIND Founder and CEO I recommend reading Joe Byrne’s excellent report “Embedded Rollouts Continue in 2010” (Linley Group – Microprocessor Report – January 2011 that is available here under subscription). The major trends in the multicore processor market can be summarized as follows. For high-end multicore processors, NetLogic recently sampled its XLP832 and Cavium’s Octeon II CN68xx with 32 cores is expected soon. Tilera plans to extend its existing processor family Read More »

How High-Performance Software Boosts System-Level Energy Efficiency, Part 3 of 3

By Charlie Ashton, VP of Marketing - 6WIND The first post of this series explained how the use of well-designed packet processing software on a multicore platform provides a 7-10x increase in performance compared to a standard OS stack on typical networking workloads such as IPsec or IP Forwarding. The second post explained how this improvement in performance can lead to a 2x improvement in the overall performance-per-Watt or energy efficiency of a product like an enterprise Internet access gateway. Read More »

How High-Performance Software Boosts System-Level Energy Efficiency, Part 2 of 3

By Charlie Ashton, VP of Marketing - 6WIND The first post of this series explained how the use of well-designed packet processing software on a multicore platform provides a 7-10x increase in performance compared to a standard OS stack on typical networking workloads such as IPsec or IP Forwarding. This second post explains how this improvement in performance can significantly improve the overall energy efficiency of a product like an enterprise Internet access gateway. Products like this need Read More »

How High-Performance Software Boosts System-Level Energy Efficiency, Part 1 of 3

By Charlie Ashton, VP of Marketing - 6WIND Driven by high-bandwidth Internet applications, traffic is rising exponentially in networking equipment, telecommunications infrastructure, security appliances and data centers. Each piece of equipment in the network must achieve higher levels of packet processing performance. At the same time, the equipment must operate within defined power constraints. This three-part post explains how software can leverage multicore processor architectures to minimize Read More »