Kalray and Arm announce AI and data collaboration

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Kalray has announced a strategic collaboration with Arm to deliver ultra-high performance data processing and AI capabilities across a broad set of applications.

The agreement will leverage Kalray’s data processing unit (DPU) technology and Arm’s robust partner ecosystem. Kalray is a hardware and software technologies company that specialises in data management and data intensive processing.

With the demand for advanced data processing and AI capabilities increasing they have become a cornerstone of modern applications, ranging from storage and networking appliances to data centre servers and edge computing, such as smart vision systems or telecom solutions.

This diverse range of applications requires solutions that can manage increasing data and processing requirements while delivering peak performance and high levels of power and cost efficiency.

To that end the combination of Kalray’s advanced AI and data processing acceleration capabilities paired with Arm’s partner ecosystem aims to 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 chiplets using the Arm CMN interconnect, delivered in the same package.

This approach looks to optimise flexibility, performance, power consumption, and cost efficiency; and it’s aimed at opening up new opportunities for a wide ecosystem of software developers, enabling them to leverage Kalray’s advanced processor capabilities to drive innovation across multitudes of applications.

Commenting Eric Baissus, Kalray CEO, said, “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,” added 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.”