LAS VEGAS, Feb. 23, 2021 — Tachyum Inc. today announced that it has launched a live production website environment built on its own software emulation system for the Prodigy Universal Processor, marking a key development milestone that allows customers and partners to develop software natively and port applications to run on Prodigy.
Danilak.com, a website featuring information about Tachyum and its founder and CEO Dr. Radoslav Danilak, has switched to the Tachyum emulation platform. This is the first public demonstration indicating that Prodigy’s software stack is nearing production quality and a testament to the quality of Tachyum’s software and hardware that the company intends to utilize it for its in-house needs.
With this development, the Prodigy software emulation system is now available to partners for evaluation, development and debugging of larger software stacks. This additional testing will show customers that Prodigy is well-positioned for deployment in production-quality web servers at product launch later this year.
“While the hosting of a website like Danilak.com is the proverbial one small step, it portends a much larger leap for the ability of Prodigy to handle large and complex internet architectures in the near future,” said Danilak. “We anticipate that 30 to 40 percent of our chips will be used as web server front ends in massive web deployments. By having our software emulation systems readily available for testing by partners, we are continuing to make Prodigy field-proven in hyperscale environments.”
Tachyum’s Prodigy can run HPC applications, convolutional AI, explainable AI, general AI, bio AI, and spiking neural networks, plus normal data center workloads, on a single homogeneous processor platform, using existing standard programming models.
Without Prodigy, hyperscale data centers must use a heterogeneous hardware fabric, consisting of CPU, GPU, TPU processors, to address these different workloads, creating inefficiency, expense, and increasing the complexity of supply and maintenance challenges. Using specific hardware dedicated to each type of workload (e.g. data center, AI, HPC), results in underutilization of hardware resources, more challenging programming, software integration & maintenance, as well as increased hardware maintenance challenges. Prodigy’s ability to seamlessly switch among these various workloads dramatically changes the competitive landscape and the economics of data centers.
In hyperscale data centers, Prodigy significantly improves computational performance, energy consumption, hardware (server) utilization and space requirements, compared to existing processor chips currently provisioned, according to the company. As the world’s first universal processor, it also runs legacy x86, ARM and RISC-V binaries in addition to its native Prodigy code. With a single, highly efficient processor architecture, Prodigy delivers industry-leading performance across data center, AI, and HPC workloads, outperforming the fastest Xeon processors while consuming 10x lower power (core vs. core), as well as outperforming NVIDIA’s fastest GPU in HPC, as well as AI training and inference. A mere 125 HPC Prodigy racks can deliver 32 tensor EXAFLOPS.
Prodigy’s 3X lower cost per MIPS and its 10X lower core power translate to a 4X lower data center Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), delivering billions of dollars in annual savings to hyperscalers. Since Prodigy is the world’s only processor that can switch between data center, AI and HPC workloads, unused servers can be used as CAPEX-free AI or HPC cloud resources, because the servers have already been amortized. Prodigy will also allow Edge developers for IoT to exploit its low power/high performance, along with its simple programming model, to deliver efficient high-performance AI to the edge.
Parties interested in evaluating Prodigy software emulation systems can visit https://www.tachyum.com/webhosting for more information.
Tachyum is building the world’s fastest AI supercomputer to enable data centers that are more powerful than the human brain. Its soon-to-be-launched Prodigy Universal Processor delivers industry-leading performance, cost and power benefits to a $50B market that is expected to grow at 20 percent a year. Early adopter customers and partners can use Prodigy software emulation systems today that will enable them to transition their existing applications that demand high performance and low power to run optimally on Prodigy processors, which ship in volume later this year, with fully functional FPGA emulation system boards also available for pre-order. To enroll in these programs or to sign up for the company’s quarterly newsletter, visit https://tachyum.com.