April 28, 2010 08:15 ET

6WIND Joins eNsemble™ Multi-Core Alliance to Drive 6WINDGate Packet Processing Software Leadership for Multi-Core Processors

PARIS--(Marketwire - April 28, 2010) -  6WIND, the leading provider of high-performance packet processing software for embedded systems, today announced that it has become a member of the eNsemble™ Multi-Core Alliance, a premier industry organization founded to drive best-in-class innovations in multi-core parallel processing platforms and software development. Supported by a broad base of world-class hardware and software providers, the eNsemble Multi-Core Alliance serves as the foundation upon which original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can more effectively and more efficiently develop high-performance networking equipment using industry-leading multi-core processors.

"We are very pleased to be a part of the eNsemble Multi-Core Alliance, and we strongly believe this industry initiative will help drive the rapid adoption of high-performance multi-core processors," said Eric Carmes, Chief Executive Officer at 6WIND. "Our 6WINDGate software maximizes the packet processing performance of networking and telecom equipment based on multi-core processors. We are committed to continuing our leadership position in multi-core software for next-generation networks."

Deployed by tier-one networking and telecom OEMs worldwide, 6WINDGate is the gold standard for commercial multi-core packet processing software. Providing a comprehensive Linux networking software solution that delivers a 7-10x packet processing performance improvement compared to standard Linux networking stacks, it allows OEMs to develop multi-core-based products that achieve the best cost-performance, integration and energy efficiency in the industry. Because 6WINDGate is fully compatible with standard Linux APIs, developers can migrate standard Linux applications onto new platforms based on 6WINDGate without having to redesign or rewrite their existing software, thereby easing the transition from single to multi-core platforms.

"6WIND is a recognized leader in high-performance packet processing software that is optimized for multi-core processors, and we welcome 6WIND as a valuable member of the eNsemble Multi-Core Alliance," said Behrooz Abdi, executive vice president and general manager at NetLogic Microsystems, a founding member of the eNsemble Multi-Core Alliance. "By having a community of technology innovators who are respective leaders in their areas of expertise, the Alliance creates a platform on which these developers can innovate to create new, breakthrough applications that can take full advantage of the superior performance and functionality of multi-core processors."

As a founding member of the eNsemble Multi-Core Alliance, NetLogic Microsystems (NASDAQ: NETL) is committed to an open programming model for its family of market-leading multi-core, multi-threaded processors to allow greater access and tighter coupling between networking software and the XLR®, XLS® and XLP™ multi-core processors. This enables significant improvements in the application development efficiency of software code and overall system performance. In addition, this enables the development of new enhanced services and applications for next-generation Internet networks that are highly optimized for multi-core, multi-threaded processors.

For more information about the eNsemble Multi-Core Alliance, please visit

About 6WIND
6WIND provides high-performance packet processing software solutions used by networking, telecommunications and security companies providing equipment for converged, all-IP networks. The company's 6WINDGate™ solution maximizes the packet processing performance of single- and multi-core platforms, allowing customers to focus on their own value-added software applications and minimize their time-to-market. To ensure the availability of a complete system-level ecosystem, 6WIND partners with industry-leading suppliers of board-level products, operating systems and embedded software products worldwide. 6WIND is a privately-owned company based near Paris, France with a subsidiary in California, a sales and support office in Asia, and an R&D center in Beijing, China. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • eNsemble Multi-Core Alliance Contact:
    Alex Pantelis
    +1 (650) 230-6476
    Email Contact

    6WIND Contact:
    John Smolucha
    PetersGroup Public Relations
    +1 (512) 794-8600
    Email Contact