Algo-Logic's Key Value Store Connected to SCinet at Supercomputing 2015

Join Algo-Logic Systems at Supercomputing 2015 at the Austin Convention Center (500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701), booth no. 3012, from November 15-19, 10:00AM to 6:00PM CST. Our ultra low latency Key-Value Store (KVS) will be connected to ‪SCinet, a very high-capacity network that supports the revolutionary applications and experiments that are a hallmark of the SC conference.

Supercomputing applications could hugely benefit by distributing computation across multiple heterogeneous systems. However, it is challenging to interconnect these systems with open interfaces with sufficiently high bandwidth and low latency. Key-Value Store systems associate values with keys so that data can be easily shared between heterogeneous computing systems. Most existing KVS systems run in software and scale out to improve throughput but suffer from poor latency.

By using Algo-Logic's gateware to implement a Key-Value Store using a single Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) logic device, one can achieve sub-microsecond latency (under 500 nanoseconds!) and 150 Million KVS transactions per second (or IO operations per second). As with a software-based KVS, lookup transactions are sent over Ethernet to the machine that stores the value associated with that key. With the implementation in logic, however, this KVS scales up to provide much higher bandwidth with lower latency and power consumption than other implementations in software. We've benchmarked and written a whitepaper to address our findings: Algo-Logic's KVS in an FPGA is 88 times faster while using 21x less power than socket I/O running on a traditional PC-based server. Check out our whitepaper here.

Algo-Logic Systems helps the world's leading companies deploy jitter-free network services. We’re partnered with multiple vendors to provide ultra-low-latency solutions by programming GDN into FPGA devices and switches. At SC15, we’ll be showcasing a variety of our solutions with our partners, such as: Hewlett Packard Enterprise (booth no. 603), Nallatech (booth no. 1639), ReFLEX CES (booth no. 3115), IBM (booth no. 522), Juniper (booth no. 943), Altera (booth no. 462), and BittWare (booth no. 3010).

More information on Supercomputing 2015 SCinet website.