Processor breaks 100 Gbps IPsec throughput barrier
Secure transport throughput requirements in wireless networks are growing exponentially, creating the need for much higher performance processors with advanced security acceleration in next-generation equipment. The OCTEON III 48-core 64-bit CN78xx processor is ideally suited for use in 4G/LTE Evolved Packet Core (EPC) equipment including Mobility Management Entity (MME), Serving Gateways (SGW) and Packet Data Network Gateways (PGW), providing a 2.5X increase over previously-available performance levels and offering close to bare-metal silicon performance while utilizing standard software API’s. OpenDataPlane applications are supported across the company’s multi-core processor product lines including OCTEON and ThunderX™.
Cavium has worked closely with Linaro to support the latest OpenDataPlane initiative and has expanded support to the OCTEON III processor line as well as the ThunderX family of processors. The OCTEON III CN78XX family of multi-core MIPS64 processors builds on the award-winning OCTEON family, with up to 48 next generation cnMIPS64 cores, a wide range of I/O, higher application acceleration for networking, security and storage, larger caches, high speed interfaces such as DDR4 and PCIe Gen3, and multi-chip coherent connectivity using Cavium Coherent Processor Interconnect (CCPI) for enabling high performance applications.
The OpenDataPlane project is an open-source, cross-platform set of application programming interfaces (APIs) for the networking data plane. ODP embraces and extends existing proprietary, optimized vendor-specific hardware blocks and software libraries to provide interoperability with minimal overhead. Initially defined by members of the Linaro Networking Group (LNG), this project is open to contributions from all individuals and companies who share an interest in promoting a standard set of APIs to be used across the full range of network processor architectures available.