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Mentor, NetLogic team on multicore for Linux

Posted: 25 May 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Linux? software? multicore? processor?

Mentor Graphics Corp. and NetLogic Microsystems have entered a collaborative agreement, under which Mentor embedded software division will provide its Linux technology on NetLogic's XLP, XLR and XLS multicore, multi-threaded processors.

The collaboration furthers the recent announcement of both NetLogic and Mentor as founding members of the eNsemble Multicore Alliance, an industry organization aimed at driving innovations in multicore parallel processing platforms and software development.

NetLogic will provide the Mentor-developed Linux solution to multicore developers to enable them to create innovative applications for high-performance multicore processors targeted at next-generation enterprise, telecom and data center networks. Mentor's independent approach to embedded Linux will provide NetLogic Microsystems' customers with flexibility and access to the latest open source technologies, as well as the seamless methodology and tool integration required for optimum productivity.

"We are excited to enter into this strategic collaboration agreement with Mentor to bring to market a highly-optimized solution that includes Mentor's Linux OS and our best-in-class multicore, multi-threaded processors that deliver unprecedented performance and scalability across a broad spectrum of embedded applications," said Behrooz Abdi, executive VP and general manager at NetLogic. "Our mission of establishing an open programming platform based on highly-innovative technologies from leading companies like Mentor will enable customers to develop highly-differentiated networking equipment using the most advanced multicore, multithreaded processors."

"Our commitment as an independent embedded software solutions provider to silicon partners like NetLogic Microsystems provides our mutual customers with the flexibility and selection to develop best-in-class, high-performance multicore devices for their specific application requirements," said Glenn Perry, general manager, Mentor embedded software division. "We foresee great advancements in embedded software solutions for the networking segment where multicore is most prevalent."

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