Mission

Modern data centers use scale-out architecture to leverage volume economics and simplify deployment. While there are many advantages to this approach, there are also pervasive inefficiencies in compute, storage and networking, limiting its broad applicability in today’s demanding environments.

The Fungible DPU™ was invented to address the largest inefficiencies in scale-out data centers: the inefficient execution of data-centric computations within server nodes and the inefficient interchange of data among server nodes, while strengthening the reliability and security.

Leveraging this novel invention, Fungible enables a high-performance, massively-scalable hyperdisaggregated infrastructure – one that can truly rise to the call of the data-centric era.

Vision

To provide Fungible DPU™-based technology and solutions that will enable highly performant, efficient, reliable and secure data centers to be built at any scale.

A Quote from our CEO

“Every significant advancement in technology is enabled by a step-function improvement in one of its fundamental building blocks; the Fungible Data Processing Unit™ is a new essential building block that represents just such a step-function improvement in next generation data centers.”

— Pradeep Sindhu, Co-Founder and CEO

Leadership Team

Pradeep Sindhu

Pradeep Sindhu

Co-Founder and CEO

Pradeep Sindhu

Co-Founder and CEO

Pradeep’s career includes founding Juniper Networks, the company widely recognized for inventing and industrializing silicon-based routers—the invention that played a central role in bringing about the Internet age. Over the years he has held several key roles at Juniper, including founding CEO and Chairman, then Vice Chairman and CTO, and now Chief Scientist. Pradeep had a hand in the inception, design and development of virtually every product Juniper shipped from 1996 through 2015. Before founding Juniper, Pradeep worked at the Computer Science Lab at Xerox PARC for 11 years developing design tools and multiprocessor architectures. During this period he invented the first cache coherency algorithms for packet switched buses and made fundamental contributions to Sun Microsystem’s high performance multiprocessor servers. Pradeep holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, as well as a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hawaii. In addition, Pradeep holds both a Masters and a Doctorate in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University. Pradeep is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and holds more than 200 patents.

Bertrand Serlet

Bertrand Serlet

Co-Founder

Bertrand Serlet

Co-Founder

Prior to Fungible, Bertrand founded Upthere (acquired by Western Digital), and before that was SVP of Software Engineering at Apple reporting to Steve Jobs. Bertrand started his career at INRIA, a French research institute, and joined Xerox PARC, where he worked on VLSI design aids for four years. He then joined NeXT in 1988 and proceeded to Apple when it acquired NeXT in 1997. At Apple, Bertrand led the development of Mac OS X, and started the offshoot of Mac OS X that became iOS. Bertrand managed a team of up to 1,500 engineers, shipped many releases of Mac OS X and related products, took an active role in external communications, and personally developed APIs that form the basis of Cocoa (MacOS) and CocoaTouch (iOS). Bertrand graduated with a Doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Orsay, France, and holds more than 50 patents.

Benny Siman-Tov

Benny Siman-Tov

VP Product & Business Development

Benny Siman-Tov

VP Product & Business Development

Benny Siman-Tov is responsible for managing Fungible’s product portfolio and developing ecosystem with strategic partnerships. Benny was previously Director of Product Management at Intel’s Programmable Solutions Group where he developed products including the FPGA virtualization framework for the cloud. He was also Director of Strategic Planning at Altera. Benny’s career includes co-founding MobileCore Networks – the first integrated multi-service wireless platform and ProQuent Systems – a GPRS/3G wireless data company. Benny has a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Israeli Institute of Technology and a Masters of Science from the University of Tel Aviv. He holds six patents.

Bharat Bisen

Bharat Bisen

SVP Silicon & Systems

Bharat Bisen

SVP Silicon & Systems

Bharat is responsible for systems and backend silicon engineering at Fungible. He brings over 30 years of experience in silicon development at leading technology companies. Prior to joining Fungible, he served as Senior Director of Backend ASIC Engineering for Juniper Networks where he delivered high speed networking chips used in MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers and PTX Series Packet Transport Routers. Before Juniper Networks, he was VP of ASIC engineering at Specular Networks Inc, leading the complete end-to-end engineering effort for development of 24-port, 10G switch chip. Prior to this, he worked at Intel Corporation in engineering and management leadership roles. Bharat received a Bachelors in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute (VJTI), India and went on to earn a Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey.

Bobby Shoker

Bobby Shoker

SVP Finance, HR & Operations

Bobby Shoker

SVP Finance, HR & Operations

Bobby leads finance, accounting, legal, human resources, IT, real estate and operations support at Fungible. Prior to Fungible, Bobby was the VP of Finance at Netskope, a leading cloud security company. He joined Netskope at an early stage and built the finance and accounting functions. He was responsible for helping scale Netskope by providing strategic and financial planning, driving key operating metrics, managing PL and raising multiple rounds of financing.  He partnered with sales leadership to develop GTM strategies, sales channels, pricing models and sales achievement metrics. Prior to Netskope, Bobby held various leadership positions at Juniper Network during a 10-year tenure. He also worked for Peribit Networks (acquired by Juniper), Handspring and PriceWaterhouseCoopers audit group and is a qualified CPA. Bobby graduated from the University of East Anglia, Norwich with a Bachelors in Accounting degree.

Chakravarthy Kosaraju

Chakravarthy Kosaraju

SVP Silicon Design & Validation

Chakravarthy Kosaraju

SVP Silicon Design & Validation

Chak is responsible for leading silicon design and validation efforts at Fungible. Prior to Fungible, he was Senior Director at Qualcomm, where he led the development of Wifi technologies and most recently the development of 11ax Access Point and Client products. In previous roles, Chak was responsible for several highly successful 11ac MU-MIMO products which have been widely deployed and have been some of the highest revenue grossers for Qualcomm’s Wifi division. He was also Director of Engineering at Juniper responsible for several generations of queueing ASICs used in the MX & PTX series routers. He started his career at Intel and worked for over 10years on several x86 CPUs in various engineering and management roles. Chak earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Birla Institute of Science and Technology, Pilani, India, and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech. He also holds 10 patents.

Erhaan Shaikh

Erhaan Shaikh

SVP Sales & Marketing

Erhaan Shaikh

SVP Sales & Marketing

Erhaan is responsible for Product Management, Marketing, Sales and Customer Success at Fungible. Prior to Fungible, Erhaan was a business division VP and General Manager at Intel Corporation’s Programmable Solutions Group. Erhaan joined Intel in with the acquisition of Altera Corp. where he was VP and General Manager of the Infrastructure Division, with responsibility for the communications, computing and storage markets. Earlier, Erhaan spent eight years managing Altera’s APAC business and drove the company’s unprecedented sales growth in China. He also served as VP of Worldwide Field Applications Engineering. Prior to Altera, Erhaan was European managing director for Synplicity Inc. based in the United Kingdom. Erhaan earned a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Davis and a Masters of Science in Engineering Management from Santa Clara University.

Felix Marti

Felix Marti

SVP Software

Felix Marti

SVP Software

Felix is one of the founders of Fungible and is responsible for the comprehensive software running on Fungible’s highly programmable hardware as well as the overall software architecture and execution. Felix most recently served as VP of Software and Firmware Engineering at Chelsio Communications where he advanced through a series of technical and leadership roles. His responsibilities included the architecture and design of software, firmware and hardware interfaces to optimize overall performance and the delivery of enterprise-grade software and firmware. Felix earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Microengineering from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EFPL) and a Masters of Science degree in Communications Systems from EURECOM/EPFL. He completed Stanford’s intensive flagship Executive Program (SEP) at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Felix holds multiple patents in networking and host interface architecture and is a co-author of an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standard.

Jai Menon

Jai Menon

Chief Scientist

Jai Menon

Chief Scientist

Jai joined Fungible after serving as CTO for multi-billion dollar Systems businesses (Servers, Storage, Networking) at both IBM and Dell. He was an IBM Fellow, IBM’s highest technical honor, and one of the early pioneers who helped create the RAID technology. He also led the team that created the industry’s first, and still the most successful, storage virtualization product and his team at IBM also built one of the fastest and earliest parallel file systems in the world. When he left IBM, Jai was CTO for the $20B IBM Systems Group, responsible for guiding 15,000 developers. In 2012, he joined Dell as VP and CTO for Dell Enterprise Solutions Group. In 2013, he became Head of Research and Chief Research Officer for Dell. Jai earned a Doctorate from Ohio State University, holds 53 patents and has published 82 papers and is a recipient of the IEEE Wallace McDowell Award and the IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Systems Award.

Jaspal Kohli

Jaspal Kohli

VP Storage Software

Jaspal Kohli

VP Storage Software

Jaspal leads the architecture and development of storage software. Jaspal joined Fungible with more than 30 years of experience in storage including system software development and architecture.  Most recently, he was a Principal Engineer in Amazon working on EC2 Storage and Platforms. Prior to that, Jaspal co-founded Ankeena Networks where he was the Chief Architect for developing a high performance Caching Proxy with hierarchical storage. After Juniper acquired Ankeena, Jaspal worked in its CTO office. Jaspal was a founding member of the engineering team at Mirapoint where he developed an Email Storage and Security Appliance with a journaling Filesystem and integrated RAID platform. Jaspal has a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi. He holds over 20 patents in various areas of systems software and architecture.

Rajan Goyal

Rajan Goyal

CTO

Rajan Goyal

CTO

As CTO of Fungible, Rajan is responsible for the overall strategy and execution of hardware acceleration technologies integrated into Fungible’s portfolio of products. Rajan brings a wealth of experience in silicon, systems, software and applications. Prior to Fungible, he led the architecture team in Cavium’s CTO department. In that role, he helped define next-generation accelerators for Cavium’s flagship products for data centers. Rajan’s past experience also includes technical lead and management positions at Cisco Systems, where he worked on L4 to L7 systems. He is a proven technical leader and has over 100 patents issued or pending. Rajan received a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, India and a Masters in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Wael Noureddine

Wael Noureddine

Chief Architect

Wael Noureddine

Chief Architect

Wael Noureddine is one of the founders at Fungible and serves as chief architect responsible for the overall architecture of the Fungible DPU – encompassing silicon and software. Wael has nearly two decades of experience in the design and implementation of high performance protocols and data processors, with emphasis on hardware/ software co-design and application level quality of service. Wael specializes in data center networking, data security, computer architecture and high speed protocol processing. Before Fungible, Wael was Chief Architect and VP of Technology at Chelsio Inc., where he led the architecture and implementation of advanced protocol processing engines, and drove the development of the world’s fastest TCP/IP stack. Wael received a Doctorate and Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Computer and Communications Engineering degree from the American University of Beirut. He holds more than 40 patents and patent applications.

Pardha Pyla

Pardha Pyla

VP Product Solutions & Design

Pardha Pyla

VP Product Solutions & Design

Pardha is responsible for designing and developing Fungible’s cloud orchestration platform. Pardha is an award-winning designer and product strategist with deep expertise in envisioning and delivering industry-leading products and platforms. He is the founding member of multiple thriving product and design (UX) practices that were responsible for producing successful enterprise software solutions in use across many industries. He is the co-author of the award-winning and comprehensive product design textbook—The UX Book 2: Agile UX Design for a Quality User Experience—adopted by many top universities and industry practitioners around the world. Pardha holds two Masters degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science and a Doctorate in Computer Science from Virginia Tech.

Srinidhi Varadarajan

Srinidhi Varadarajan

SVP Solutions

Srinidhi Varadarajan

SVP Solutions

Srinidhi joined Fungible with more than two decades of experience architecting and building virtualization platforms, advanced networks, high-performance computing environments, scalable file systems and storage subsystems. His illustrious career includes being founder and CTO of Cloudistics, founder and CTO of AppAssure (acquired by Dell), founder and CTO of Librato (acquired by Solarwinds), and founder and architect of SilverDraft Supercomputing. He also served as the VP and General Manager of the Data Protection business at Dell after the acquisition of AppAssure. Srinidhi is the architect of the System X supercomputer at Virginia Tech (built in collaboration with Apple) – ranked #3 in the world in 2003. He received the NSF Career Award for Internet scale network modeling and was honored by MIT Technology Review as one of the top 100 (TR100) young innovators transforming technology. He was also named by HPCWire as one of the top researchers in the field of supercomputing. Srinidhi received his Doctorate in Computer Science from Stony Brook, specializing in computer networks.

News

Former Dell and IBM Executive Joins Fungible as Chief Scientist

Fungible, a pioneer in data-centric computing, today announced the appointment of industry visionary Dr. Jai Menon as its chief scientist. Dr. Menon will bring his vast IT infrastructure experience to Fungible, having served as the CTO for both Dell and IBM.

Linley Fall Processor Conference 2020

October 27-29, 2020

Hyatt Regency
Santa Clara, CA
 

Speaker Session: A New Microprocessor Class for Data-Centric Computing
Rajan Goyal, CTO, Fungible
October 28, 2020
10:10 AM-11:40 AM PT

 

For more information, visit the event site.

Flash Memory Summit

November 10-12, 2020

Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, CA
Booth #740
 

Speaker Session
Pradeep Sindhu, Co-Founder and CEO, Fungible
November 10, 2020
4:15 PM PT – 4:45 PM PT

Interactive Keynote Live Session
November 10, 2020
4:45 PM PT – 5:15 PM PT

 

For more information, visit the event site.

Cloudflare TV Fireside Chat

September 30-30, 2020

 

Speaker Session: Pradeep Sindhu & Nitin Rao Fireside Chat
Pradeep Sindhu, Co-Founder and CEO, Fungible
September 30, 2020
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM PT

 

For more information, visit the website.

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IEEE Hot Interconnects

August 19-21, 2020

 
Speaker Session: SmartNIC or DPU, Who Wins?
Pradeep Sindhu, Co-Founder and CEO, Fungible
August 19, 2020
2:40 PM – 4:10 PM PT

For more information, visit the event site.

Hot Chips: A Symposium on High Performance Chips

August 16-18, 2020

 
Speaker Session: The Fungible DPU™: A New Category of Microprocessor for the Data-Centric Era
Pradeep Sindhu, Co-Founder and CEO, Fungible
August 18, 2020
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT

For more information, visit the event site.

OCP Global Summit

March 4-5, 2020

San Jose Convention Center
San Jose, CA

Speaker Session: Panel Discussion: Disaggregate the Datacenter and Conquer Complexity
Dr. Jai Menon, Chief Scientist, Fungible
March 4, 2020
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM PT

For more information, visit the event site.

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Samsung Cloud Data Center Advisory Meeting

December 5, 2019

Stanford Park Hotel
100 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Speaker Session: The Case for Composable Data Centers
Dr. Jai Menon, Chief Scientist, Fungible
December 5, 2019
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT

Mayfield & GSMA: Telco Cloud Investor Summit

October 18, 2019

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM PT
Quadrus Conference Center
Menlo Park, CA

Speaker Session: GSMA 100: Visions of the Future (Infrastructure)
Dr. Jai Menon, Chief Scientist, Fungible
October 18, 2019
3:30 PM – 4:10 PM PT

For more information, visit the event site.

Churchill Club

October 7, 2019

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Quadrus Conference Center
Menlo Park, CA

Speaker Session: Open Forum: The Renaissance of Silicon Part II: Startups
Pradeep Sindhu, Co-Founder and CEO, Fungible
October 7, 2019
7:00 PM

View the presentation.

Apsara Conference 2019

September 25-27, 2019

International Convention and Exhibition Center, Cloud Town
Hangzhou, China

Speaker Session: The Future of IT Infrastructure is Data-Centric
Pradeep Sindhu, Co-Founder and CEO, Fungible
September 27, 2019
10:20 AM – 10:45 AM CT

View the presentation.

GSA US Executive Forum 2019

September 17, 2019

Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel
Menlo Park, CA, USA

Speaker Session: Keynote Presentation: Accelerating the “Accelerators”
A Goldmine for Re-Innovation in NextGen Computing

Rajan Goyal, CTO, Fungible
September 17, 2019
1:30 PM – 2:40 PM PT

Speaker Session: Panel Discussion: Accelerating the “Accelerators”
A Goldmine for Re-Innovation in NextGen Computing

Rajan Goyal, CTO, Fungible
September 17, 2019
2:40 PM – 3:10 PM PT

For more information, visit the event site.

Flash Memory Summit 2019

August 6-8, 2019

Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, CA

Speaker Session: Flash at the Speed of Flash, Flash at the Cost of Disk
Rajan Goyal, CTO, Fungible
August 7, 2018
4:35 PM – 5:40 PM PT

View the presentation slides.

The Fungible DPU™ Journey

2016

Fungible invents the Fungible DPU™

2017

Pradeep unveils the Fungible DPU™ at Samsung CEO Summit

2018

Pradeep defines the need for the Fungible DPU™ in data centers at theCUBE

Rajan discusses how the Fungible DPU™ can be applied to storage applications at Flash Memory Summit

View the presentation slides

2019

Fungible F1 DPU

Fungible DPU™️ featured on CNBC Squawk Alley

Rajan discusses the Fungible DPU™ at GSA US Executive Forum 2019

Fungible DPU™ and TrueFabric™️ at Alibaba Apsara

2020

Fungible S1 DPU

Fungible S1 DPU

Fungible DPU™ Launch at Hot Chips 2020

Hot Chips Symposium

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