Inventec Unveils Server Platforms Based on Cavium ARMv8 ThunderX Product Family

November 17, 2015

AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 17 — Inventec, the leading ODM for enterprise and cloud 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 Data Center 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 SoC 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.

“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 Inventec

Since its establishment, Inventec has adhered to a corporate philosophy of “Innovation, Quality, Open Mind, and Execution”. Starting from calculator and telephone, Inventec has moved forward into notebook industry and established a compelling reputation. In 21th century, Inventec has entered the fields of cloud computing, mobile computing, wireless communications, network applications, digital home appliances, software application and sustainable energy for the diversification. For more information, please visit: http://www.inventec.com

About Cavium

Cavium is a leading Provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the digital home. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access and service provider equipment. Cavium processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium’s principal office is in San Jose, CA with design team locations in CaliforniaMassachusettsIndia and China. For more information, please visit: http://www.cavium.com.

Source: Cavium

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