Data Management

Kalray and Arm announced strategic collaboration

Kalray’s innovative DPU technology will increase access to data intensive and AI processing solutions

Kalray (Euronext Growth Paris: ALKAL), a leader in hardware and software technologies dedicated to data management and data intensive processing from cloud to edge, today announced a strategic collaboration with Arm to deliver ultra-high performance data processing and AI capabilities across a broad set of applications, leveraging Kalray’s industry leading data processing unit (DPU) technology and Arm’s robust partner ecosystem.

The ever-increasing demand for advanced data processing and AI capabilities has become a cornerstone of modern applications, ranging from storage and networking appliances to data center servers and edge computing, such as smart vision systems or telecom solutions.

This diverse application spectrum requires innovative solutions that can manage increasing data and processing requirements while delivering peak performance and high levels of power and cost efficiency. The combination of Kalray’s advanced AI and data processing acceleration capabilities paired with the broad Arm partner ecosystem will make high performance solutions for hardware and software developers across global enterprises more accessible.

In practical terms, this collaboration translates into Kalray integrating Arm® Neoverse™ Coherent Mesh Network (CMN) interconnect technology into Kalray’s next generation data processing and AI accelerator chiplet (code named “Dolomites”). This will enable the connection of Kalray’s DPU to Arm-based chiplets1 using the Arm CMN interconnect, delivered in the same package. It’s an innovative approach that optimizes flexibility, performance, power consumption, and cost efficiency; and it’s aimed at opening new horizons for a wide ecosystem of software developers, enabling them to leverage Kalray’s advanced processor capabilities to drive innovation across multitudes of applications.

We couldn’t be more thrilled to collaborate with Arm and to bring the unique AI and data intensive processing capabilities offered by our DPU technology to the global Arm ecosystem,” said Eric Baissus, Kalray CEO. “This is a visionary step towards shaping the future of AI processing, making it more accessible, efficient, and powerful for a wider range of applications.”

AI is becoming integral to the entire compute infrastructure, driving an insatiable demand for more data and more computing power,” said Dermot O’Driscoll, vice president of product solutions, Infrastructure Line of Business, Arm. “By leveraging Arm’s CMN interconnect technology, Kalray is making its data acceleration solutions accessible across Arm’s global ecosystem and we look forward to this collaboration sparking new and impactful innovation for the era of AI.”

“This announcement maps to our expectation of increasing data processing solutions that address the expanding set of AI workloads,” said Howard Holton, chief technology officer, GigaOm. “The combination of Arm’s unique ecosystem and Kalray’s innovative DPU technology has the potential to bring the best of two worlds together at a time when the market has an insatiable appetite for data intensive processing.”

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