Kalray first to receive NVMe-oF Certification for a fully integrated system

Kalray first to receive NVMe-oF Certification for a fully integrated system
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An important milestone demonstrating the level of maturity of the intelligent storage KTC solutions tailored for data centers and Cloud architecture.

Grenoble, May 22, 2018. Kalray, a pioneer in processors for new intelligent systems, is proud to announce that its KTC (Kalray Target Controller) solution has been certified by the NVM Express organization through the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), an independent testing provider of standard conformance solutions and multi-vendor interoperability. This certification, the first of its kind for a fully integrated system, is an important milestone for Kalray. It demonstrates the level of maturity of its KTC data center solution and its commitment to advancing NVMe technology.

The rise in adoption rates of SSDs (Flash-based Solid-State Drives) over HDDs (Hard Disk Drives) has pushed the industry to standardize this new NVMe protocol (based on PCI Express) to speed up data transfers by up to 4000 times, using high-performance, low-latency non-volatile flash memories.

Eric Baissus, president and CEO of Kalray, has declared: “We are really proud of this important milestone for Kalray. It demonstrates the level of maturity of our solutions in the market. The KTC products are all-in-one system solutions, which encompass a Smart Network Interface Card, the Kalray intelligent processor and associated software, to build optimized intelligent storage systems for data centers.”

In addition to supporting the NVM Express protocols, KTC offers extra resources in situ (i.e. more than 100 cores out of 288 of the Kalray Bostan2 processor), allowing its customers to make their storage solutions smarter. In-situ computing saves significant network bandwidth, running Input/Output-intensive applications closer to the storage capacity. For instance, tasks such as RAID/erasure coding, deduplication, compression, deep learning and encryption or artificial intelligence algorithms can be executed directly from the storage server.

We were happy to see Kalray’s KTC pass certification testing,” stated Timothy Sheehan, operations manager, Datacenter Technologies, UNH-IOL.”KTC is the industry’s first fully integrated system listed by the UNH-IOL on the NVMe-oF Integrators List”.

KTC has been certified for NVMe Over Fabrics (NVMe-oF™) for RoCE, Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) over Converged Ethernet. More information can be found on the base NVMe Integrators List or on the Kalray Solutions page.

KTC samples are now available for evaluation, and the production ready solution will be available in September 2018.

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About Kalray

Kalray is the pioneer of processors for new intelligent systems. As a real technological breakthrough, “intelligent” processors have the capability to analyze on the fly, and in an intelligent manner, a very large amount of information, and make decisions and interact in real-time with the outside world. These intelligent processors will be extensively deployed in fast-growing sectors such as new-generation networks (intelligent data centers) and autonomous vehicles, as well as healthcare equipment, drones and robots. The Kalray offering encompasses processors as well as complete solutions (computer boards and software). Created in 2008 as a spin-off of CEA (“Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique”, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission), Kalray addresses a broad spectrum of customers, among them server manufacturers, intelligent system integrators and consumer product manufacturers, such as car makers.

About the UNH-IOL

The UNH-IOL is dedicated to being the world’s premier data networking resource. Beginning in 1988, the UNH-IOL has built a multimillion dollar testbed and developed testing solutions to help companies efficiently and cost effectively deliver products to market. UNH-IOL’s services fit the needs of the market, while maintaining broad, comprehensive interoperability and conformance testing of networking, data, telecommunications and storage products. The industry relies on UNH-IOL’s extensive staff experience, standards-bodies participation, 28,000+ square foot facility, and 100+ students who represent the future interoperability testing and verification.