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6WIND Speeds Time to Market for Multicore Processors

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April 14, 2010

6WIND Speeds Time to Market for Multicore Processors

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

6WIND, a provider of commercial packet processing solutions has announced the most recent and most powerful version of the 6WINDGate software for multicore processors.

With the new 6WINDGate Version 3, developers of next generation networking equipment can reduce the time to market for multicore processors while increasing the stability and features of the product and influencing the recent processors from leading suppliers in the industry.

6WINDGate, set up by tier one networking and telecom OEMs around the globe, is the commercial multicore packet processing software's gold standard. The product enables OEMS to create multicore-based produced that attain the industry's best integration, energy efficiency and cost-performance by offering a complete Linux networking software solution that brings a 7-10px packet processing performance improvement weighed against the standard Linux networking stacks.

According to the company, the solution is completely compatible with the standard Linux APIs which allows developers to migrate standard Linux application - without redesigning or rewriting their existing software - to new platforms based on 6WINDGate. This makes the transition from single to multicore platforms easier.

Key advantages for next generation networking applications are offered by the 6WINDGate Version 3. These advantages include LTE (News - Alert)/WiMAX infrastructure, cloud computing and advanced security equipment. The 6WINDGate Version 3 has features like 64-bit processing virtualization and multi-queuing that allow developers to reach the utmost system performance and provide the advanced services needed for secure all-IP networks.

To guarantee that the 6WINDGate software is completely optimized to best use new features in their architectures, 6WIND works with established multicore processors suppliers. 6WINDGate Version 3 has total support from Freescale Semiconductor, Cavium Networks, NetLogic Microsystems (News - Alert), Inc and Intel Corp for the latest multicore processors. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) can choose from these families' latest processors with assurance that the processor's performance capabilities will be balanced by complete support in 6WINDGate.

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha's article, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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