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Kontron and Cavium to demonstrate live 40G carrier grade deep packet inspection during Mobile World Congress 2012

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Kontron Australia  announces a joint live demonstration with Cavium, Inc. at the Mobile World Congress 2012 to illustrate how telecommunication equipment manufacturers (TEMs) can achieve 1Tbps of multi-functional Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) performance on a single integrated COTS hardware/ software solution.  

Scheduled to take place at the Cavium booth 2B05 in Hall 2.0 from February 27 to March 1, 2012, the demo consists of a 40Gbs AdvancedTCA DPI-hardened Kontron platform using Cavium’s OCTEON II 32 core processors and Cavium TurboDPI software.  

Possible implementations by TEMs include network element designs for 4G LTE and carrier cloud-based services that require multi-purpose security of fixed and mobile streaming data.  

The Kontron-Cavium collaboration is yet another key milestone in their efforts to enable TEMs to dramatically reduce their time to design and deploy new network infrastructure equipment for the service-provider market.  

With three generations of Kontron open standard hardware incorporating Cavium multi-core packet processors, this latest project is a significant step towards providing large-scale, application-ready security DPI platforms that can trim a TEM’s design cycle by up to half.  

Kontron and Cavium hardware and software technologies come together to enable the analysis of data streams to identify protocols and applications, inappropriate URLs, intrusion attempts or malware, all in a single pass at up to 1Tbps (1000 Gbps) performance per system.  

A 40G AdvancedTCA open modular platform populated with Kontron AdvancedTCA Packet Processor Blades AT8242 is utilised to generate simulated traffic as well as perform various simultaneous traffic analyses.  

Each Kontron blade is designed with the award-winning dual Cavium OCTEON II MIPS64 multi-core processors for a total of 64 cores and 80Gbps packet processor performance.  

Cavium TurboDPI Software

TurboDPI utilises Cavium’s new, patent-pending Uniscan technology incorporated in all multi-core OCTEON II processors to simultaneously block malicious or inappropriate URLs, identify hundreds of widely used protocols and applications, help block thousands of different intrusion attempts and locate over a hundred thousand varieties of viruses and malware threats, all with just a single scan and with up to 40Gbps performance per processor.  

TurboDPI solution can be utilised inline or out of band to detect hundreds of protocols including Internet, email, Web 2.0, multimedia, peer to peer, and voice and messaging.  

Kontron AdvancedTCA Packet Processor Blade AT8242  

The Kontron AdvancedTCA 64-Core Packet Processor Blade AT8242 offers high compute performance for demanding security and Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), network applications for SNOW 3G and KASUMI, TCP/IP packet processing acceleration, 4G/LTE Evolved Packet Core Gateways, IPTV and content delivery platforms, video optimisation, and GPON and EPON elements.  

Key benefits of Kontron AT8242 include a superior performance per watt, power optimisation, embedded virtualisation, and several hardware acceleration features including DPI acceleration with integrated HFA (RegEx Engine), TCP and ROHC, packet processing, compression, and multi-core scaling.  

Cavium OCTEON 68XX Processor Family  

The OCTEON II CN6880 multi-core MIPS64 processor includes 32 cnMIPS64 v2 cores, over 85 application acceleration engines, and innovative real-time Power Optimizer features, providing high compute and services performance.  

The CN6860 offers high compute performance for demanding AdvancedTCA applications with 20 configurable Gen2 SERDES, 4 DDR3 controllers, a 4MB L2 Cache, and complete application acceleration, including packet processing, Encryption/Decryption, Deep Packet Inspection (RegEx), compression/decompression, de-duplication, RAID, and multi-core scaling.  

Kontron will be exhibiting in Booth 2A28, Hall 2 at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona from February 27 to March 1, 2012.

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