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Nallatech Collaborates with OpenPOWER Foundation

Camarillo, Calif. — November 10, 2014 – Nallatech, a leading supplier of high-performance FPGA solutions, announces the availability of the OpenPOWER CAPI Developer Kit for IBM POWER8, enabling system acceleration and performance that is well beyond what has been previously available. The system enables Nallatech’s 385 CAPI FPGA accelerator to attach to the IBM POWER8 processor’s coherency fabric and coherently access up to 1TB of system memory.



IBM - Power8 Server AccelerationThe Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) on POWER8 systems provides a high-performance solution for the implementation of client-specific, computation-heavy algorithms on an FPGA. This innovation can replace either application programs running on a core or custom acceleration implementations attached via I/O.

“CAPI removes the overhead and complexity of the I/O subsystem, allowing an accelerator to operate as part of an application, said Brad McCredie, IBM Fellow and Vice President of Power Development. “The solution enables higher system performance with a much smaller programming investment, enabling hybrid computing to be successful across a much broader range of applications. This is an exciting example of how the OpenPOWER Foundation is delivering innovative solutions to the data analytics market.”

Altera - FPGA partner of NallatechIT organizations need to provide increased system performance as their workloads grow with demands for big data analysis, social media applications, continuous customer connectivity, and business-specific applications. Increases in processor performance alone cannot satisfy the workload demands, so solutions must also come from system-level advances such as hybrid computing, processing engine customization, and open platform development that enables cross-company innovation.

Nallatech’s 385 card is the first supported CAPI FPGA accelerator card. This CAPI FPGA accelerator card features a high-performance Stratix® V FPGA in a ‘low profile’ PCIe form-factor card. The card also has twin 10GbE SFP+ ports, allowing direct network attachment for low latency, in-the-pipe processing.

“The 385 was designed from the ground up to be a high-performance, cost-effective, accelerator platform, capable of offloading processor-intensive tasks.” said Allan Cantle, president and founder of Nallatech. “It features a simple yet powerful architecture ideally suited for algorithm-acceleration applications including Monte Carlo algorithms, key-value stores, financial and medical algorithms.”

The overall value proposition of CAPI FPGA is that it significantly reduces development time for new algorithm implementations and improves performance of applications by connecting the processor to hardware accelerators and allowing them to communicate in the same language (eliminating intermediaries such as I/O drivers). Because of CAPI FPGA peer-to-peer coherent relationship with the POWER8 processors, data intensive programs are easily offloaded to the FPGA, freeing the POWER8 processor to run other parts of the applications in parallel.

“Nallatech’s CAPI accelerator development kit provides users with a powerful platform to harness the acceleration benefits of FPGAs,” said Mike Strickland, director of the compute and storage business unit at Altera. “When combined with the Altera OpenCL SDK, we enable a large software developer community to offload POWER8 applications to FPGAs in a cache-coherent way, without needing to have specific knowledge of the underlying hardware”.

Altera plans to support the CAPI Developer Kit with its OpenCL, the open standard for parallel programming across heterogeneous computing environments. This will enable designers to easily implement Nallatech CAPI FPGA designs to increase performance.

CAPI FPGA

The 385, with CAPI attached, has been used as a base for flash memory expansion in the case of the IBM Data Engine for NoSQL – Power Systems Edition. This innovative product gives the system low-latency access to 40 TB of data in flash memory through the CAPI-connected solution. For more information about Nallatech CAPI FPGA technology as part of the OpenPOWER CAPI Developer Kit for IBM POWER8, visit www.nallatech.com/capi.

About Nallatech

Nallatech, a subsidiary of Molexis a leading supplier of accelerated-computing solutions. Nallatech has deployed several of the world’s largest FPGA hybrid compute clusters, and is focused on delivering scalable solutions that deliver high performance per watt, per dollar.

Press Contact:

Tom Robinson
805-383-3458
marketing@nallatech.com

Nallatech to Demonstrate FPGA Acceleration at SC14



OpenCL FPGACamarillo, Calif. — November 10, 2014 – Nallatech, a leading supplier of high-performance FPGA solutions, will showcase its latest FPGA acceleration technology at SC14, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, at booth #1332, November 17-20 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Visitors to the booth will have the opportunity to see a live demonstration of the advantages of FPGA acceleration, and speak directly with the company’s experts about:

  • Nallatech’s OpenPOWER CAPI Developer Kit: The Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface for IBM POWER8 enables solution architects to significantly improve system-level performance. Nallatech’s PCIe-385 is the first supported CAPI FPGA accelerator card, coherently attached to the fabric of a POWER8 chip and up to 1TB of system memory.
  • A Demonstration of FPGA Acceleration using Lattice Boltzmann with OpenCL: The Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) is a technique for simulating the complex fluid systems used in many industries to transmit signals and power. With the OpenCL tool flow, it is now possible to greatly increase acceleration and productivity in HPC for such applications without using specialized FPGA hardware design languages. Nallatech will demonstrate this LBM application at its booth.
  • The Nallatech 385 and 395 FPGA networking cards: These are two powerful platforms for FPGA development and deployment across a range of application areas, including Signal Intelligence, Network Security and Algorithm Acceleration.

“Over the past year, we have seen significant industry news, adoptions, and roadmaps providing proof that FPGAs have found solid traction in the Accelerated HPC market,” said Allan Cantle, president and founder of Nallatech. “Nallatech has been one of the founding innovators of FPGA computing, and with our latest products like the 385 and 395 we offer customers innovative accelerator platforms and services capable of compelling performance.”

About Nallatech
Nallatech, a subsidiary of Molex, is a leading supplier of accelerated-computing solutions. Nallatech has deployed several of the world’s largest FPGA hybrid compute clusters and is focused on delivering scalable solutions that deliver high performance per watt, per dollar.

Press Contact:
Tom Robinson
805-383-3458
marketing@nallatech.com

Nallatech Joins the OpenPOWER Foundation

OpenPOWER Foundation

Nallatech Joins OpenPOWER Foundation

CAMARILLO, Calif., August 25, 2014 – Nallatech, a leading supplier of high-performance FPGA solutions, today announced the company has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community based on the POWER microprocessor architecture.

Nallatech joins OpenPOWER Foundation and a growing roster of technology organizations working collaboratively to build advanced server, networking, storage and acceleration technology as well as industry leading open source software aimed at delivering more choice, control and flexibility to developers of next-generation, hyperscale and cloud data centers.  The group makes POWER hardware and software available to open development for the first time, as well as making POWER intellectual property licensable to others, greatly expanding the ecosystem of innovators on the platform.

“The OpenPOWER foundation provides the opportunity for Nallatech to integrate our FPGA Acceleration solutions within the POWER Architecture ecosystem,” said Allan Cantle, president and founder of Nallatech. “We are excited to collaborate with other industry leaders in the hardware architecture working group to deliver highly innovative next-generation computing platforms.”

“We are tremendously excited to have Nallatech bring their powerful FPGA adapter technology to develop accelerated platforms with the OpenPOWER Foundation,” says Brad McCredie, President of the OpenPOWER Foundation and IBM Fellow and Vice President. “In particular, we are greatly anticipating solutions that exploit the CAPI link between POWER processors and FPGAs to accelerate critical Cloud and Big Data workloads.”

To learn more about OpenPOWER and to view the complete list of current members, go to www.openpowerfoundation.org.

#OpenPOWER to join the conversation.

About Nallatech
Nallatech, a subsidiary of Molexis a leading supplier of accelerated-computing solutions. Nallatech has deployed several of the world’s largest FPGA hybrid compute clusters, and is focused on delivering scalable solutions that deliver high performance per watt, per dollar.

Editorial Contact:

Tom Robinson
805-383-3458
tom.robinson@isipkg.com

FPGA Journal: FFPGA Supercomputing Nexus of Hardware & Software

FPGA Journal - Interview with Allan Cantle, Founder of Nallatech and FPGA Journal contributorFPGA Journal
“Collision of Two Worlds”
The FPGA Supercomputing Nexus of Hardware and Software


FPGA Journal
May 20, 2014
by Kevin Morris
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Excerpt:

“Recently, we talked to Allan Cantle (founder of Nallatech) about the state of affairs in FPGA-based computing. Cantle’s team were pioneers in FPGA-based supercomputing more than a decade ago, and both their hardware and software have continued to be among the most effective at putting FPGAs to work in challenging computing problems. Cantle pointed out that, thanks to current language and tool technologies like OpenCL and HLS, we are now arriving at a state where teams can access the benefits of FPGA-based acceleration without having resident hardware experts.

FPGA Journal - FPGA Accelerator CardsOne problem that needed to be addressed, however, was form factor. Software-centric teams are not accustomed to buying chips. In fact, most software-centric teams are uncomfortable even with the idea of boards. While hardware engineers live every day in the land of silicon and FR4, software engineers like their computers to come in nice sturdy boxes – preferably with a built-in power supply. Nallatech is currently attacking that problem as well – building FPGA-based accelerator cards as well as full rack-mounted systems (with partners like HP and IBM) that take advantage of Altera’s FPGAs and OpenCL flow.

These types of platforms have FPGAs knocking on the door of the data center – a land of riches previously off limits to our LUT-laden lads. With the extreme challenges faced by data centers today in terms of computational power efficiency, there is the potential for an explosive invasion of FPGA technology. It all hinges on the success of current efforts at taming the programming model problem for these heterogeneous computing systems, and getting those hardware and software disciplines to meet nicely in the middle.”

 

Nallatech Delivers OpenCL Integrated Platforms for FPGA Accelerated Computing

 

Platforms Bundled with Server, FPGA Accelerator Card, OpenCL Software Development Kit, and Tools Enable Rapid Production Ramp-Up

CAMARILLO, Calif., April 7, 2014 – Nallatech, a leading supplier of high-performance FPGA solutions, today announced delivery of its OpenCL integrated platforms for FPGA accelerated computing. Customers can choose from leading vendors’ servers and blades bundled with a Nallatech FPGA accelerator card, OpenCL software development kit from Altera, FPGA board support package, and design tools. These integrated platforms enable the growing adoption of OpenCL and energy-efficient FPGA accelerators by dramatically simplifying evaluation and production ramp up.

FPGA Accelerated Computing - OpenCL Board Support PackagesNallatech’s accelerator cards are available pre-integrated in server and blade platforms from leading vendors including IBM. The bundled solution can be ordered under a single part number that includes a comprehensive warranty for the host platform and FPGA accelerator card. Additionally, Nallatech offers design services to help port and optimize applications on the FPGA hardware.

“This is a breakthrough in the market because users now have access to FPGA acceleration in convenient and cost-effective bundled platforms,” said Allan Cantle, president and founder of Nallatech. “Nallatech has done all the work to ensure complete integration and testing with leading vendors’ servers and blades. Customers can have peace-of-mind knowing they have a proven solution that can enable them to quickly ramp up production volumes with minimal risk.”

For more information, please visit www.nallatech.com/integrated-platforms.

About Nallatech
Nallatech, a subsidiary of Molex, is a leading supplier of accelerated-computing solutions. Nallatech has deployed several of the world’s largest FPGA hybrid compute clusters, and is focused on delivering scalable solutions that deliver high performance per watt, per dollar.

Editorial Contact:
Tom Robinson
805-383-3458
marketing@nallatech.com

Nallatech Demonstrates FPGA-Accelerated Suricata Network Security Monitoring Engine at RSA Conference 2014

Network Security Monitoring Engine demonstrated by Nallatech at RSA Conference 2014

FPGA Platform Featuring Altera Stratix V FPGAs Address Latency-Critical and Co-Processing Requirements of Network Security Applications

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (RSA CONFERENCE), – February 24, 2014 – Nallatech, a leading supplier of high-performance FPGA solutions, today announced it will demonstrate hardware acceleration of the open-source Suricata network Intrusion Detection System (IDS) engine running on Nallatech’s 385 accelerator platform.   Visitors to the RSA Conference, February 24-28, in San Francisco, Calif., can see the demonstration at booth #2339. The Nallatech 385 accelerator card, featuring Altera Stratix® V FPGAs, addresses latency-critical and co-processing requirements of network security applications.

Today’s enterprise cyber security teams aim to immediately thwart attacks and intrusions to protect valuable corporate assets without impacting normal traffic. If an enterprise doesn’t have the right Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (IDPS) technology in place to deal with such threats, it can pay the price in costly data breaches. With Nallatech’s FPGA-accelerated cards and Altera’s SDK for OpenCL™, users can implement threat detection engines like Suricata for efficient monitoring and combatting today’s security threats.

“Nallatech and Altera have a successful track record of providing solutions that support business-critical systems,” said Ian Land, senior manager of Military, Aerospace and Government product line at Altera. “Since cyber security is a top priority for public and private organizations, we are pleased to demonstrate our power-efficient OpenCL version of the Suricata engine processing high-bandwidth data streams on Nallatech’s hardware.”

“The need for security at each compute node is significantly impacting the performance of today’s servers,” said Allan Cantle, president and founder of Nallatech. “With the programmability of OpenCL, plus the directly attached network channels on Nallatech’s FPGA accelerators, users can quickly port software applications such as Suricata to an Altera FPGA for reduced latency and improved performance.”

Nallatech’s 385 and 395 FPGA accelerator platforms allow customers to combine the OpenCL programming model with massively parallel FPGA architectures. This combination enables dramatic acceleration of compute-intensive applications while reducing power consumption and total cost of ownership. Nallatech’s accelerator cards are also qualified by leading vendors’ high density server and blade platforms and are ready for deployment with pre-integrated software and IP.

About Altera
Altera® programmable solutions enable designers of electronic systems to rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets. Altera offers FPGAs, SoCs, CPLDs, ASICs and complementary technologies, such as power management, to provide high-value solutions to customers worldwide. Follow Altera via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and RSS, and subscribe to product update emails and newsletters. altera.com

About Nallatech
Nallatech, a subsidiary of Molex, is a leading supplier of accelerated-computing solutions. Nallatech has deployed several of the world’s largest FPGA hybrid compute clusters, and is focused on delivering scalable solutions that deliver high performance per watt, per dollar.

Editorial Contact:

Tom Robinson
805-383-3458
marketing@nallatech.com

Nallatech and LeWiz Communications to Showcase Packet Pattern Search for 10GbE at RSA Conference 2014

FPGA-Accelerators with Pattern Search Technology Ideal for a Wide Range of Network Security Applications

CAMARILLO, Calif. and SAN JOSE, Calif., – February 20, 2014 – Nallatech, a leading supplier of high-performance FPGA solutions, and LeWiz Communications, a pioneer of hardware-based stateful TCP/IP offload engine (TOE) technology, today announced that LeWiz Communications’ pattern search security core technology is now offered on Nallatech’s high-performance FPGA-accelerator platforms. Visitors to the RSA Conference, February 24-28, in San Francisco, Calif., can see a demonstration at booth #2339 showcasing pattern search at full 10GbE for packets as small as 64 bytes running on Nallatech’s 385/395 accelerator card.

The integrated solution is ideal for pattern searching used in a wide range of network security applications such as deep packet inspection, filtering and intrusion detection/prevention.  Searching many different patterns of binary or character strings dynamically is difficult, especially at line rates of 10Gbps or multiple 10Gbps ports. Utilizing LeWiz’s technology ported to Nallatech’s FPGA accelerators, 1024 patterns can be simultaneously searched over each 10GbE port. Only matched pattern results are directed to different user applications (or algorithms) for processing, which alleviates the user application from unnecessary overhead.

“We are thrilled with the results of our work with Nallatech that shows our pattern search technology running on their FPGA accelerators,” said Chinh Le, CEO of LeWiz Communications. “Pattern searching with software requires a tremendous amount of computing power and still can drop packets, especially small ones. Our hardware-based technology is a game-changer, providing superior pattern searching for security applications over multiple 10 GbE ports.”

“FPGAs are the ideal processors for handling the data flow processing that cyber security applications demand,” said Allan Cantle, president and founder of Nallatech. “Nallatech’s FPGA accelerators allow real-time processing without packet loss. Our combined solution with LeWiz’s packet search technology can quickly detect and fully respond to cyber attacks more efficiently.”

Nallatech’s 385 and 395 FPGA accelerators allow customers to combine the OpenCL programming model with massively parallel FPGA architectures. This combination enables dramatic acceleration of compute-intensive applications while reducing power consumption and total cost of ownership. Nallatech’s accelerator cards are also qualified by leading vendors’ high density server and blade platforms and are ready for deployment with pre-integrated software and IP.

About LeWiz Communications

LeWiz provides accelerated high-performance IP and network interface cards for network security/analysis, video streaming, and TCP/IP acceleration used in video, financial, and computing servers, storage and security systems. LeWiz’s products range from Gbps to 10Gbps as standard or customizable products with acceleration and unique functions and performance advantages. For more information about LeWiz and its products, please visit http://www.lewiz.com.

About Nallatech

Nallatech, a subsidiary of Molex, is a leading supplier of accelerated-computing solutions. Nallatech has deployed several of the world’s largest FPGA hybrid compute clusters, and is focused on delivering scalable solutions that deliver high performance per watt, per dollar.

Editorial Contact:

Tom Robinson
805-383-3458
marketing@nallatech.com

Nallatech Delivers OpenCL-Compatible FPGA Accelerator Cards for Military and Government Applications

OpenCL Compatible FPGA Accelerator Cards

PCIe Cards Feature Altera Stratix V FPGAs and Address Latency-critical and Co-processing Requirements for Defense Customers

FPGA Accelerator Card with Altera Stratix V FPGA

FPGA Accelerator Card with Altera Stratix V FPGA

CAMARILLO, CA – November 13, 2013 –  Nallatech, a leading supplier of high-performance FPGA solutions, today announced availability of PCIe FPGA Accelerator Cards compatible for OpenCL™, featuring Altera Stratix® V FPGAs, that address latency-critical and co-processing requirements of military market customers. These FPGA Accelerator Cards are ideal for military and government applications such as cyber security, signals intelligence, waveforms and signal processing, high-performance computing, and radar back-end processing. Visitors to MILCOM 2013, November 18-20, in San Diego, California, can see an Altera demonstration at booth #615 showcasing hardware acceleration of open source security solutions with OpenCL™ running on Nallatech’s PCIe-385 FPGA Accelerator Card.

Military designers require COTS boards that they can easily deploy and implement for their high-performance systems. Challenges to military applications are also increased with size, weight and power consumption limitations. In cases of compute-intensive operations such as radar or multi-channel radio processing, various algorithms such as filters using finite impulse response (FIR) or fast Fourier transforms (FFTs) are used, which can require custom pipeline parallel processing.  These customers often also use FPGA Accelerator Cards to provide real-time analysis of signal streams.

Nallatech’s 385 and 395 FPGA Accelerator Cards provide the exceptional processing performance and low power consumption needed for military applications. By supporting the Altera SDK for OpenCL, these FPGA-based cards offer a software development flow that provides the power-saving performance of FPGA Accelerator Card technology.

FPGA Accelerator Card with OpenCL and Altera Stratix V FPGA“Altera works closely with our COTS partner ecosystem to deliver reliable and secure FPGA Accelerator Card solutions for the military’s mission-critical challenges,” said Ian Land, senior manager of Military, Aerospace and Government product line, at Altera. “Through our partnership with industry-leaders like Nallatech, military customers can get a complete embedded system with pre-integrated software and intellectual property (IP) that can dramatically reduce development time and speed time-to-market.”

Altera - FPGA partner of Nallatech FPGA Acclerator Card“Nallatech and Altera understand that military equipment designers are constantly challenged with various system constraints such as programmability, size and power,” said Allan Cantle, president and founder of Nallatech. “Nallatech’s FPGA Accelerator Cards containing Altera FPGAs provide a cost-effective, robust solution ideal for many military applications. By supporting a standard software language like OpenCL, a larger base of users can now accelerate any algorithm to an FPGA to increase performance and improve productivity.”

Availability
Nallatech is now delivering production units of the 385 and 395 FPGA Accelerator Cards. Nallatech’s accelerator cards are also qualified by leading vendors’ high density server and blade platforms and are ready for deployment with pre-integrated software and IP. For more information about these products, please visit www.nallatech.com/opencl.

Editorial Contact:
Tom Robinson
805-383-3458
marketing@nallatech.com

Agilent Technologies Collaborating with Nallatech on High-Speed Signal and Monitoring Systems

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 8, 2013 – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced it is collaborating with Nallatech, a leading provider of accelerated computing solutions, to develop high-speed signal acquisition and network monitoring systems that address the high-throughput processing and signal diversity requirements of LTE/SAE core and access optical networks.

High-Speed Signal and Monitoring Systems
Nallatech is developing Signal and Monitoring Systems solutions for high-speed PCIe-based FPGA signal acquisition and signal processing cards. Agilent is a leading provider of mobile network monitoring and measuring equipment, specializing in complex protocol and discovery analysis independent of network technology or equipment.

Together these Signal and Monitoring Systems solutions can enable applications as diverse as locating personnel for safety applications—such as e911—to conducting real-time or forensic analysis that detects malicious activity within a critical infrastructure.

“By integrating best-in-class network signal capture components with Agilent’s extensive capabilities in signal processing and protocol analysis, we aim to bring to market one of the most flexible network monitoring platforms capable of running at line speeds up to 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s,” said Tom Burrell, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Signal Networks Division. “Our customers expect us to be ahead of the technology curve solving their problems today, and our work with Nallatech helps us deliver on that commitment.”

The combined work, which has already developed 10GbE OTN and Ethernet solutions, will focus on supporting evolving network transport technologies at higher data rates, including 40G and 100G.

About Nallatech
Nallatech, a subsidiary of  Molex, is a leading supplier of FPGA accelerated computing solutions. For 20-plus years, Nallatech has provided hardware, software and design services to enable customers’ success in applications including high-performance computing, network processing, and realtime embedded computing. Today Nallatech utilizes latest-generation FPGAs to dramatically increase performance-per-watt over traditional computing architectures, while leveraging high-level design tools to reduce time-to-market. For further information, visit www.nallatech.com.

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company’s 20,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.

Editorial Contact:
Tom Robinson
805-383-3458
marketing@nallatech.com

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