LAS VEGAS based Tachyum today launched a new Customer and Partner portal to support the needs of those interested in early access to the company’s Prodigy Universal Processor Chip. The interactive resource platform will allow wider access to the world’s first universal processor beyond current partners who have had access to the Prodigy emulation system.
Approved customers and partners will have access to the fully functional Prodigy emulation system running native Linux to perform early testing and software development prior to a full four-socket reference design motherboard, which is expected to be available in early 2022. Customers and partners will be able to test x86 application compatibility and mixed native/emulated x86, ARM and RISC-V binaries. Select university partners will also be granted access to the company’s infrastructure.
Prodigy has the potential to create unrivaled computational speed and vast energy saving capabilities for hyperscale, OEM, telecommunication, private cloud and government markets. Prodigy’s 10x lower processor core power consumption will dramatically cut carbon emissions associated with data center usage. Prodigy’s 3x lower cost (at equivalent performance) will also translate to billions of dollars in annual savings to hyperscalers like Google, Facebook, Amazon and Alibaba.
“As we continue our march towards Prodigy’s deployment, we are at a point where we can provide wider public access to our infrastructure as it matures,” said Dr. Radoslav Danilak, founder and CEO of Tachyum. “In launching a Customer and Partner portal, we will not only be able to grow beyond our current relationships with organizations that have had access to our emulation system, but we will be able to grow a larger native software ecosystem prior to volume production.”
Tachyum’s Prodigy processor 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 combination of disparate CPU, GPU and TPU hardware, for these different workloads, creating inefficiency, expense, and the complexity of separate supply and maintenance infrastructures. Using specific hardware dedicated to each type of workload (e.g. data center, AI, HPC), results in underutilization of hardware resources, and more challenging programming, support, and maintenance. Prodigy’s ability to seamlessly switch among these various workloads dramatically changes the competitive landscape and the economics of data centers.
Tachyum is now offering its customers and technology partners an early access to the FPGA prototype here https://www.tachyum.com/customers/.