6WIND Software Provides 10x the Performance with Lower Power Consumption for Systems Based on Freescale QorIQ P4080
News Release from:
25 June 2010
6WIND, the industry standard for commercial packet processing solutions, today announced a new version of its 6WINDGate™ software, with optimized support for the QorIQ™ P4080 processor from Freescale Semiconductor. The 6WINDGate software offers Freescale customers a market-proven migration path to the performance advantages associated with multicore processing, while also providing a solution for achieving low power consumption targets.
“6WIND technology helps Freescale’s QorIQ P4080 customers deliver higher performance packet processing solutions that meet challenging market requirements, said Preet Virk, director of strategy for Freescale’s Networking Processor Division. “The 6WIND software underscores the value that broad and open ecosystems deliver for embedded systems developers and designers.”
In today's ultra-competitive marketplace, the complexity associated with adopting new multicore architectures can often impede the realization of promised benefits, such as higher application performance, reduced power consumption and faster time-to-market. The availability of 6WINDGate software on the QorIQ P4080 processor will allow joint customers in the networking and telecommunications industries to more easily migrate their applications from single-core to multicore environments.
“The 6WINDGate software architecture removes the complexity of integrating high-performance packet processing into multicore networking equipment,” said Eric Carmes, CEO of 6WIND. “It includes a comprehensive set of Layer 2 through Layer 4 networking protocols, reducing customer development time by as much as 70 percent.”
6WINDGate also maximizes software reuse, since legacy applications previously running on single-core architectures can quickly and with minimal or no modifications migrate to the Freescale QorIQ P4080 processor, while achieving maximum performance. 6WIND’s environment incorporates an XML-based management interface that eases the integration of 6WINDGate with third-party networking applications and with customers’ own value-added software. These features combine to provide customers with a proven solution for jump-starting the migration of their applications, expediting time-to-market and reducing development costs.