Kalray and 6WIND Announce New Partnership

SANTA CLARA, CA – Kalray and 6WIND announce a partnership to help accelerate networking and storage infrastructure for data centers. The partnership combines Kalray's KONIC-80 Smart NICs with 6WIND's 6WINDGate™ packet processing software to enable high throughput applications in Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and data center networking.

The combined solution is based on Kalray's MPPA® (Massively Parallel Processor Array) high speed I/O processor, which is an ideal and unique solution to manage low latency, low power, and high data throughput applications in the data center networking or storage infrastructure environments. It includes all the basic software building blocks such as Linux and PCIe drivers as well as OpenDataPlane across platform APIs. Based on MPPA, Kalray's KONIC-80 smart NIC is capable of sustaining an 80GbE line rate with the ability to encrypt and decrypt on the fly. KONIC smart NIC boards are based on Bostan, which is Kalray's latest high speed I/O processor.

6WIND's 6WINDGate packet processing software integrates with Kalray KONIC-80 smart NICs to deliver critical performance to networking applications while fully synchronizing with Linux so that no changes are required to the OS and management. 6WINDGate includes a fast path architecture that removes Linux performance bottlenecks.

By porting 6WINDGate on KONIC, the partners provide complete smart NIC solutions for x86 servers including data center networking solutions ranging from network virtualization with Open vSwitch to security appliances with IPsec, with high application throughput up to 80 Gbps and below 40 watts. Kalray will also leverage its success in the All Flash Array market to enable NVMEoF solutions based on RoCE.

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