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SYSGO announces ELinOS support of OCTEON™ Plus Multi-core MIPS64® Processors from Cavium Networks

SYSGO, leading supplier of software solutions for the world’s most demanding safety and security applications, announces the availability in its ELinOS product of support for Cavium Networks’s OCTEON Plus family. The new SYSGO support package combines the high performance at minimal power levels multi-core platform with industrial grade Linux for rapid development of reliable long-lived applications.

The Cavium Networks OCTEON family of Multi-Core MIPS64 processors is highperformance, scalable and low-power solution for intelligent networking applications ranging from 100Mbps to 40Gbps. These software-compatible processors, with one to thirty-two cnMIPS cores on a single chip, integrate next-generation networking I/Os along with the most advanced security, storage, and application hardware acceleration, offering unprecedented throughput and programmability for the Layer 2 through Layer 7 processing requirements of intelligent networks. When paired with SYSGO’s ELinOS industrial grade Linux operating system, the OCTEON Plus CN58XX based platforms enable the rapid development of sophisticated reliable systems requiring low power and high performance in SMP or non-SMP mode.

“To match a hardware platform that suits demanding industrial requirements such as OCTEON Plus CN58XX from Cavium Networks, a Linux solution has to provide the same level of reliability”, said Jacques Brygier, VP Marketing at SYSGO. “As the leader in industrial grade Linux, SYSGO’s ELinOS 5.0 delivers flexibility and efficiency to OCTEON Plus developers that are not otherwise possible.”

The OCTEON Plus CN58XX Processor family consists of 12 different software-compatible parts with 4 to 16 cnMIPS™ Plus cores providing up to 16GHz of 64bit compute processing and 2MB of on-chip L2 Cache. Additionally OCTEON Plus incorporates the most advanced multi-layer application acceleration for networking control, data and services applications. The OCTEON™ Plus CN58XX Processor family integrates popular networking and memory I/Os including up to 8x Gigabit ports, up to 2x SPI-4.2, PCI-X, 72/144 bit DDR2 controller, and 2x 18bit RLDRAM II controllers. It also includes extensive on-chip hardware acceleration for packet processing, QoS, TCP, compression, encryption, Robust Header Compression, KASUMI, and pattern matching to deliver higher performance with much lower power consumption over alternative solutions.

ELinOS is a comprehensive development environment for embedded Linux software development. Unlike traditional Linux implementations, SYSGO’s ELinOS is purpose-built for use in demanding industrial applications. SYSGO brings 15+ years of field expertise to make an embedded Linux offering well suited for real-world complex applications, and to back it up with world-class support. Many BSPs corresponding to the most successful boards on the market are included as well as BSPs for virtualization engines such as QEMU and VMware, or for the other SYSGO flagship product PikeOS. Besides the widely-used x86 version, ELinOS also supports PowerPC-, ARM-, MIPS-, SPARC and SH-platforms. ELinOS includes CODEO, the Eclipse based development environment that provides guided configuration, remote debugging (often down to the hardware instruction level), target monitoring, remote application deployment, and timing analyses in addition to standard application development features such as compilers and assemblers.


ELinOS 5.0 provides early support for the OCTEON Plus CN58XX Processor family now. A full support of OCTEON will be available with the next 5.1 release of ELinOS, scheduled for Q4 2010. ELinOS is available for Linux and Windows hosted platforms.

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