Inventec Enables Hadoop, Cloud Computing and Hyperscale Workloads with new K850G3 Server Platforms with Cavium ThunderX(tm) Workload Optimized Processors

Complete portfolio of ThunderX ARMv8-based servers ranging from single-socket R120 systems, to dual-socket R150, R270 and high-density H270 systems

Austin, Texas, November 16, 2015 – Inventec, the leading ODM for enterprise and datacenter server and storage platforms, today announced workload-optimized server platforms based on Cavium, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: CAVM) 64-bit ARMv8 ThunderX product family.

Inventec is the largest ODM server manufacturer in the world and is a recognized leader in the delivery of high-performance and scalable server and storage designs to leading server OEMs as well as Mega Scale end user customers. The K850G3 platform from Inventec is a 2U rack mount server platform supporting two ThunderX SoCs in a dual socket configuration with up to 1024GB of DDR4 memory, flexible I/O configurations, and 12x 3.5” HDD per chassis. This platform is optimized for workloads such as Hadoop, Spark, Cloud Compute, and other workloads requiring a balance of high computing performance with large storage capacity.

ThunderX is Cavium’s 64-bit ARMv8 for next generation Data Center and Cloud Applications. Integrated 48 high performance custom cores, high memory bandwidth and large memory capacity and dual socket capabilities deliver best in class compute and memory performance for targeted cloud applications. Integrated 10/40GbE Ethernet and integrated SATA interfaces eliminate the need for external chipsets, NICs and storage HBAs thereby reducing customer cost and platform power. To know more visit www.cavium.com/ThunderX_ARM_Processors.html

“Inventec is the largest ODM server manufacturer in the world, and our success has been based on our compelling designs and manufacturing expertise,” said Banks Chen, Senior Vice President of Inventec. “Earlier this year Inventec was requested to deliver platforms based on Cavium’s ThunderX ARMv8 processors, and the new K850G3 (2U server) system is the first platform to be delivered. We are now shipping sample systems and expect excellent demand from growing workloads such as Hadoop and high performance cloud.”

“Inventec is well known for their robust and innovative designs and broad customer base in both Hyperscale and Enterprise server markets” said Gopal Hegde, VP/GM, Data Center Processor Group, Cavium, “They are a great addition to the growing list of ThunderX-based platform manufacturers.”

Availability

Inventec K850G3 ThunderX-based servers are already sampling to select customers, and will be available in production by the end of this year.

SuperComputing 2015: Cavium will demonstrate ThunderX processors at SC15, booth #481.

About Cavium, Inc.

Cavium is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent in enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and service provider applications. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 100 Mbps to 100 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access & service provider equipment. Cavium’s processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium’s principal offices are in San Jose, California with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India, and China. For more information, please visit: www.cavium.com

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