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Company Overview of Kalray S.A.

Company Overview

Kalray S.A. provides Supercomputing on a chip, a manycore processor technology (MPPA) solution to address extreme computing, low-power, and real-time applications. It offers MPPA2-256 (Bostan), a high-speed I/O processor; MPPA-256 (Andey), a manycore processor composed by an array of clusters and I/O subsystems; AccessCore SDK that provides a standard C/C++/Fortran based environment, including the tools to develop, debug, and optimize high-performance applications for the MPPA processor; KONIC open network interface cards; KryptoCard encryption and compression acceleration boards for servers; TurboCard acceleration boards for servers; MPPA DEVELOPER, an environment to evaluate, develop, and ...

86 rue de Paris

Orsay,  91 400


Founded in 2008


33 1 84 00 00 45


33 1 69 29 90 86

Key Executives for Kalray S.A.

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Technical Officer
Director of Embedded Technology Business Unit
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Kalray S.A. Key Developments

Kalray Launches Krypto128 Accelerator Card

Kalray Inc. announced in conjunction with the Flash Memory Summit, general availability of the Krypto128, a programmable acceleration card based on "Bostan," its 2nd generation MPPA® high-speed I/O processor. The Flash Memory Summit is taking place at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, Calif., from August 8-11. Kalray will be exhibiting at booth #908. The Bostan processor combines high computing performance with real-time processing and low power consumption, which makes it an ideal solution for data center infrastructure acceleration. In general, other vendors offer hardware solutions based on ASIC technology to accelerate functions such as encryption. Kalray has been able to reach the same levels of performance with a C/C++ programmable solution, giving customers more flexibility.  Kalray will target two main markets with its Krypto128 card. The first market concerns storage computation pipelines, which include algorithms such as compression, encryption, erasure coding and integrity checks. This computation pipeline can be found at several places in the data center, either in the main server, if SSDs are attached to it, or in the storage proxy I/O server - or even in the all-flash array cabinet storage server. In any of these cases, this suite of computation on the data before writing or after reading to or from the SSDs requires numerous cycles of the main processor and can be offloaded easily on the Krypto128 PCIe card. Kalray has customer use cases in which a Krypto128 card can offload and replace up to 8 Intel Xeon E5 2630v3 @2.4Ghz when implementing a Lz4 compression, an AES128 encryption, an erasure coding (8 to 10) and a CRC 32 bits on 4K block of data, resulting in a significant 3 x system cost reduction. Kalray's solution is fully programmable (C/C++) enabling customers to benefit from a wide choice of algorithms (AES256/126… Sha256/128… CRC32…) and from the flexibility to determine the order of execution of the computation pipeline. Depending on which algorithm is implemented, performance of up to 60Gbits of bandwidth can be achieved. Product highlights: Krypto128 is a single width, full height, half-length PCIe programmable card. It supports 16 lanes Gen3 PCIe and typically consumes 25W. At the heart of the Krypto128 card is the Bostan processor, which is the first manycore processor to integrate up to 288 C/C++ programmable CPU cores and 128 crypto co-processors with a fully deterministic and real-time architecture.

Kalray Inc. to Launch High Speed I/O Processors

Kalray Inc. announced general availability of KONIC-80, a programmable smart NIC based on Bostan, its second generation many-core processor, by March, 2016. Kalray's solutions deliver features for present network, security, and storage acceleration requirements. The Linley Data Center Conference takes place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Santa Clara, Calif., from February 9-10. Kalray's KONIC-80 will support the Open Data Plane (ODP) framework, which is an open source Linaro hosted initiative that is building momentum in the telecom, networking and security industry. ODP provides a full set of APIs that allows users to easily port and customize software protocol stacks. In parallel, Kalray is working with software partners to offer a complete turnkey solution by porting on top of ODP functions such as Open vSwitch (OVS), MPLS, NVGRE, VXLAN, SSL, IPsec, and TCP along with iSCSI, iSER or NVMEoF. Data center storage is going through a profound revolution. SSDs are replacing HDDs in increasing numbers. A remote storage server has to implement Millions of I/O Operations Per Seconds (MIOPS), which consists of reading or writing variable size blocks of data into the SSD. Bostan is an effective solution to handle all those operations in parallel due its high speed integrated interfaces (2X 40GbE and 2X-8-lanes Gen3 PCIe end point or root complex) connected to its 288 cores processing array. Product highlights: KONIC-80 is a single width, half-length PCIe programmable card that allows users to support new functionalities and protocols in a few weeks as opposed to almost one year with competition boards that are based on ASICs. It supports 2 x 40GbE ports and consumes maximum 35W. At the heart of the smart NIC is Bostan, which is one of the few embedded processors capable of processing on the fly 2 x 40GbE full duplex line rate due to a fully deterministic and low latency architecture integrating 288 C/C++ programmable CPU cores and 128 crypto co-processors. Bostan can feed the internal processing array with 190 million packets per second (Mpps) and execute up to 3,300 instructions per packet at this rate. This is enough to perform extra functions such as compression or encryption in addition to basic L2-L7 routing.

Kalray Announces Newest Acceleration Boards

Kalray announced two new cloud acceleration boards: TurboCard3 for computing acceleration; and K-ONIC for networking and storage applications, which are programmable in C/C++. The boards are based on Bostan, the company’s second generation MPPA2 (massive parallel processing array) 256 cores processor, which brings a huge boost in FPU performance and computational power efficiency over the previous generation, and integrates 128 crypto accelerator cores and a smart load balancer between the Ethernet interface and internal cores further strengthening its position and offerings for the cloud. TurboCard3, built on four MPPA2 256 processors, is the company’s newest PCIe card. It accelerates workload and kernels that do not typically perform well on traditional host processors such as x86 or ARM. It also improves the 1 TFLOPs SP performance of its predecessor, TurboCard2 by a factor 3. For critical power saving, TurboCard3 consumes three times less power than a GPU board. All this gives TurboCard3 a competitive advantage over other solutions for applications such as oil and gas seismic algorithms, Monte Carlo algorithms for finance risk option calculation, OpenSSL security protocol, and deep learning. The large internal memory of the company processor makes it an extremely powerful solution for convolutional neural networks (CNN) deep learning algorithms. K-ONIC, a smartNIC, solves a critical problem facing networking. Existing ASIC-based solutions cannot adapt to the quick pace of change imposed by new virtualization protocols, forcing protocols to run on the host using up to 50% of its workload. Offloading this function, the K-ONIC enables the host processor to spend its time on clients' services to generate revenue. Because of the deterministic architecture of the company’s Bostan-N processor, its configurable dispatcher, its crypto accelerators and the availability of 256 cores in parallel, K-ONIC is an ideal solution for implementing networking protocols such as OVS, VxLAN, NVGRE, and TRILL. On the storage side, K-ONIC will be able to pass through all data stored in a remote server using NVME and iSCSI protocols. There will be two versions of these smartNIC boards: K-ONIC80 (half length, full profile); and K-ONIC40 (half length, low profile) offering 80GBE (up to 240 million of packets) and 40GBE respectively. TurboCard3 and K-ONIC80 will available in the fourth quarter of 2015.

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