First-ever universal processor chip enables a new class of energy: supercomputers and a new generation of low-carbon data centers
LAS VEGAS– (BUSINESS WIRE) –Dr. Radoslav Danilak, co-founder and CEO of Tachyum™ Inc., unveiled the FPGA prototype of the company’s Prodigy Universal Processor at the 2021 GLOBSEC Forum in Slovakia, becoming the first company in the world capable of fully meeting all customer needs, from supercomputing to intelligence. artificial with a single chip.
The very first universal FPGA processor prototype, Prodigy has the potential to create unmatched computing speed and enormous power saving capabilities. Prodigy’s 10 times lower CPU core power consumption will significantly reduce the carbon emissions associated with data center use. Prodigy’s 3x lower cost (at equivalent performance) will also translate into billions of dollars in annual savings for hyperscalers like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Alibaba. The prototype of the Prodigy chip is now 99% complete.
The FPGA is a special chip that enables central processing unit (CPU) emulation before manufacturing, allowing a substantial increase in hardware development speed with actual performance measurements. This proves that the Prodigy CPU and Tachyum architecture is no longer a concept – it’s a tangible revolution in the semiconductor industry.
“It is with great pride that I can unveil the Prodigy Chip FPGA prototype, marking the most important step in the green computing revolution,” said Danilak. “Prodigy, the world’s first universal processor, enables a new class of energy-efficient supercomputers and a new generation of low-carbon data centers. Tachyum is essential to build a regional ecosystem of the knowledge economy in the field of digital infrastructures.
Today, according to estimates by the US Department of Energy, the largest data centers require on average more than 100 megawatts of electrical capacity – enough to power approximately 80,000 homes in the United States. The capacity of the data centers has doubled every 3 to 5 years. and currently consumes 3% of the world’s electricity. The critical development and completion of the Prodigy chip will allow the next 10 years of data center expansion to continue without the need for increased power consumption. If all data centers in the world were powered by Prodigy, it could lead to a reduction in C02 emissions of 660 million tonnes per year – an amount greater than the total reduction in carbon emissions if the entire aviation industry were phased out.
With its computing capacity and its low cost, the Tachyum chip has the capacity to democratize Artificial Intelligence for all. The impact of AI on humanity will be huge with faster discovery of drugs and vaccines and personalized medicine, in addition to a broad impact on climate change with additional emissions of carbon dioxide. A solution like Prodigy will help increase the capabilities of AI while minimizing its footprint by dramatically improving computer performance, power consumption, hardware (server) usage, and space requirements, compared to to existing processor chips on the market.
The company also announced to GLOBSEC its commitment to use the Prodigy chip and Tachyum’s unique R&D to build and develop the world’s fastest AI supercomputer, in support of the National Supercomputing Center (NSCC) AI supercomputer program in Slovakia.
Danilak added: “The successful development of our Prodigy chip now offers us a unique opportunity to build the world’s fastest supercomputer here in Slovakia, giving the EU digital and technological sovereignty of semiconductors, the most sustainable, the most efficient data centers and data infrastructure in Europe.
Danilak’s full GLOBSEC presentation is currently available for viewing at https://www.globsec.org/livestream-archive/ or on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYvrgfshwCE&t=42s
Tachyum is building the world’s fastest AI supercomputer to enable data centers that are more powerful than the human brain. The Prodigy Universal Processor delivers performance, cost and power benefits to a $ 50 billion market that is expected to grow 20% per year. Customers and pioneering partners can start using Prodigy software emulation systems today, which will allow them to evolve their existing applications that require high performance and low power consumption to function optimally on Prodigy processors, which will ship in volume later this year, with fully functional FPGA emulation system boards also available for pre-order. To sign up for these programs or to sign up for the company’s quarterly newsletter, go to https://www.tachyum.com.