Cavium ARMs Linux with 48 core Servers SoCs
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In a dual-socket deployment, the ThunderX platform can support up to 1 TB of DDR4 server memory running at up to 2400MHz. The dual-socket server configuration also benefits from Cavium's Coherent Processor Interconnect (CCPI) technology, making a a dual-socket system fully cache coherent.
From an operating system perspective, Cavium's MontaVista software division worked on optimizing its Linux distribution for the new ThunderX SoC. Chugh also noted that Cavium's other distribution partners, including Canonical and Red Hat, have been working on enabling Linux on ThunderX.