Two of the leading vendors of network processors, EZchip (here) and NetLogic Microsystems announced that ".. the companies are collaborating to deliver the industry’s highest performance, merchant, packet-processing solutions for IPv6-ready Terabit class systems. By optimizing and implementing exclusive operational modes in both EZchip’s NP-4 100Gbps network processor (NPU) and NetLogic Microsystems’ NL11k knowledge-based processor, the companies are enabling customers to achieve enhanced performance and functionality when using both the processors together when compared to alternative solutions .. the growing requirement for deep-packet inspection throughout the network is driving an unprecedented need for knowledge-based processors with significantly higher performance and database capacity .. The companies have achieved broad design success across leading Tier One OEMs adopting the 100G NP-4 NPU and the industry-leading NL11k knowledge-based processor .. This powerful 100G combined solution from NetLogic Microsystems and EZchip is available immediately".
See "NetLogic Microsystems and EZchip Collaborate to Deliver High-Performance Packet Processing Solutions for Terabit Class Systems" - here.