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Multicore processors suit enterprise, data center nets

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:multicore processor? networking? data center? enterprise application?

Axxia communication processors

LSI Corp. has developed a portfolio of asymmetric multicore silicon solutions and software for use in enterprise and data center networking applications. The portfolio allows networking OEMs to use LSI advanced communications, media, content and security and link communication processors to build enterprise networks that deliver increased levels of intelligence, control and security.

Based on a unified asymmetric multicore architecture, the LSI portfolio of networking silicon and software offers a cost-effective and scalable solution for the development of next-generation enterprise infrastructures. Combining LSI capabilities such as traffic management and classification, QoS, voice and video transcoding, security processing and deep packet inspection, the portfolio provides all the key capabilities required for enterprise and data center applications while minimizing time-to-market and maximizing software reuse.

"LSI has a rich history of delivering innovative silicon and software solutions for enterprise networking and data center applications," said Charlie Kawwas, VP of sales and marketing, semiconductor solutions group, LSI. "Building upon our heritage, our groundbreaking multicore silicon solutions are enabling networking OEMs to accelerate their time to market in delivering and cost-effectively managing real-time services such as video and collaboration."

The LSI portfolio for enterprise networking applications includes the following:

Axxia communication processors, featuring an asymmetric multicore architecture with LSI Virtual Pipeline message-passing technology and award-winning Tarari deep packet inspection technology;

StarPro SP2700 media processor family, including a video software framework enabling media-aware enterprise networking features such as real-time transcoding and transrating.

LSI Tarari content and security processors, featuring the T2500 that uses deep packet inspection to recognize which data streams contain malware and which should be prioritized for better performance.

Link communication processor , delivering multi-service WAN connectivity for data center, enterprise and branch office routers.

APP3100 multicore communication processor, providing networking equipment OEMs with a space-efficient and cost-effective solution for accelerating Carrier Ethernet and network security functions.

The portfolio offers consistent system and software architecture and tool-chain support, enabling customers to build modular systems that deliver performance, power and cost leadership while enabling a fully programmable platform to ensure scalability and manageability.

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