The ThunderX product family provides the best in class 64-bit ARMv8 Data Center and Cloud Processors, offering an unprecedented level of integration and industry leading SoC performance. The ThunderX processor families are supported by rich eco-systems including OEM/ODM COTS and OCP servers, and commercial and open source OS, virtualization, and NFV platforms
|Category||NFVI Data Center Hardware Platform|
|Relevancy to NFVI/VIM||
Cavium’s ARMv8 based processor families span COTS servers targeted ThunderX and ThunderX2 families to edge computing and uCPE targeted OCTEON TX SoC families. These ARMv8 processors provide high-performance hardware for NFV from Telco cloud to uCPE.
The Cavium ARMv8 processors provide high performance and scalable offerings which address the various uCPE use cases from retail stores to enterprises, and Telco cloud NFV COTS servers use cases. The Cavium ARMv8 processors integrate many hardware accelerators for boosting performance and efficiency. These accelerators are abstracted by standard APIs like DPDK, FD.io, and ODP for interoperability. Cavium has rich eco-systems of ODM/OEM hardware and open source and commercial software and OS.
|Top Use Cases||
|Linux Container Integration||
Containers, e.g. Dockers, LXC/LXD, and Containers orchestration like Kubernetes are supported.
|Industry Standards Participation||ETSI NFV ISG, Linux Foundation (LFN, OPNFV, etc.), Open Compute Project (OCP), OpenStack Foundation and Telecom Infrastructure Project (TIP)|
|Linux Foundation Projects Supported||LFN (CORD, DPDK, FD.io, FRR, IOVisor, ONAP, ONOS, OpenDaylight, Open Security Controller, OpenSwitch, OPNFV, OVS, PNDA, SNAS.io), Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Core Embedded Linux and LSB|
|Key Customers||China Unicom, China Mobile, Sprint|
|Key Partners||Canonical, SuSe, Red Hat, Enea, ADVA Ensemble|