This has got to be good news for Cavium. Not too often that the little guy gets to partner with the “gorilla” in public.
Chip vendors partner on Linux switches: “Dec. 04, 2007
Two fabless networking chip vendors will collaborate on Linux-based reference designs for managed enterprise switches and SOHO/SMB routers. The designs will combine Cavium’s multi-core MIP64-based Octeon processors with Broadcom’s StrataXGS and RoboSwitch Gigabit Ethernet switches, and run Linux along with LVL7’s Fastpath TCP/IP stack. “
(Via Linux Devices Blog.)
fyi … This is a concrete example of what I described in a “rant” in June. “CommSemi Nightmares — 802.3 L3+ chips are just “a backplane device”
note: BRCM acquired LVL7 in Jan 2007