The wait is finally over and US startup Tachyum has already released its universal Prodigy processor, which combines CPU, GPU and TPU functionality into one processor.
To develop its revolutionary new processor, the company first set out to conquer the plateau of CPU performance in nanometer-grade chips and the systems it powers.
As well as being Tachyum’s first commercial product, the Prodigy Cloud / AI / HPC supercomputer chip offers four times the performance of Intel Xeon’s fastest processor. However, it also has three times the raw performance of the HPC’s Nvidia H100, as well as six times the raw performance of AI training and workloads.
With its new processor, Tachyum believes it is ready to meet the challenges of increasing power consumption in the data center, low server usage and slowing down performance scaling.
Tachyum Prodigy has 128 high-performance unified 64-bit cores running at up to 5.7 GHz with 16 DDR5 memory controllers and 64 PCIe 5.0 tapes. All this raw power can be easily deployed in a data center, thanks to the fact that the company has also developed shelving solutions for both air-cooled and liquid-cooled data centers.
Unlike other CPU and GPU solutions, Tachyum’s Prodigy is designed to handle matrix and vector processing from the start, and the new processor supports a wide range of data types, including FP64, FP32, TF32, BF16, Int8, FP8 and TAI.
By increasing productivity while using less energy, Prodigy also addresses the data center’s sustainable growth by offering unparalleled carbon footprint reductions as well as unprecedented TCO savings in the data center.
Founder and CEO of Tachyum, Dr. Radoslav Danilak explained in a press release how the company’s Prodigy processor will help transform hyper-scale data centers into universal data centers, saying:
“We have long believed in our ability to overcome Moore’s Law of Transforming Hyper-Scale Data Centers into Truly Universal Computing Centers. With the launch of Prodigy, we started the revolution. Prodigy’s ability to enable artificial intelligence on a human brain scale while reducing power consumption in the data center and reducing the TCO of hyper-scale data centers and supercomputer systems is a breakthrough for the projected industry of $ 100 billion. By launching Prodigy, we are not only improving the state of technology, but also making the world a greener place. ”
Sampling for Tachyum’s Prodigy will begin later this year and the processor is expected to go into mass production in the first half of 2023.