Cavium MIPSes Network and Security Processing

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Introduction The story behind Cavium Networks is security and intelligent networking. Cavium was founded in 2001, with the intent of initially producing security co-processors for network equipment. Cavium is another semiconductor company (along with P.A. Semi, Intel and AMD) that has flowered on the grave of the Alpha. Anil Jain and Rick Kessler, of EV6/7 […]

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P.A. Semi’s PA6T-1682M System-on-a-Chip

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Introduction Recently, the computer industry has struggled with the twin issues of power consumption and heat dissipation. Part of this was because architects had assumed that system builders and consumers would be willing to deal with 100W chips, in order to have the highest performance. While the general purpose computation market has been heating up, […]

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