KALEAO strategic decision of choosing ARM 64-bit was motivated by the openness of its architecture compared to the Intel one.
This allowed KALEAO to focus on server design starting from an unconstrained position to perform an authentic rethinking and optimization of the hardware (from mother board to system), instead of adapting PC architecture to servers, as it is the case with many commodity servers nowadays. Building on the principles of component duplication avoidance, data locality and energy efficiency, KALEAO managed to obtain a product with unmatched results in terms of compactness, efficiency and cost optimization.
KALEAO is the first company in the world to bring to the data center the energy efficiency of the ARM big.LITTLE architecture, typically used in battery powered devices like mobile phones.
With this technology, high-performance ARM CPU cores are combined with the most efficient ARM CPU cores to deliver peak-performance capacity, higher sustained performance, and increased parallel processing performance, at significantly lower average power. The latest big.LITTLE software and platforms can save 75% of CPU energy in low to moderate performance scenarios, and can increase performance by 40% in highly threaded workloads.
KALEAO designs the hardware layer of the KMAX platform to support “physicalization”, which allows the usage of the architectural fabric to dynamically "compose" resources – this is a key aspect of KALEAO technology – achieving a seamless integration over the entire platform stack. The KMAX architecture is also designed to be natively hyperconverged, with compute, storage and networking converged on the same device, whilst maintaining independence (for instance, it is possible to access storage without involving the CPU).