Fabless networking chip firm Cavium has announced that it is planning to deliver a family of multicore system-chips based on full custom cores designed to implement the 64-bit ARMv8 instruction set architecture from ARM Holdings, The chips will be aimed at "cloud" and data centre opportunities, the company said.
The so-called Project Thunder processors will be offered alongside Octeon and Nitrox processor families. Octeon processors are based on core licenses from MIPS Technologies. Cavium said it has chosen to use MIPS or ARM architectures based upon the target end market, industry trends, installed software base, ecosystem and customer demand.
Source: EE Times