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Why it’s important for countries to have “the best”: The world fastest supercomputer, built in Slovakia, is a chance for the country to join the world stage

Unless a country is a superpower, it’s not easy to attract the world’s attention. For a small country to get the support of other nations and peoples, it needs something unique, something that’s the best in the world.

If a country wants to be recognized as a supercomputing power, it’s not enough to have a supercomputer in the top 100. It’s not even enough to have a supercomputer in the top 50. There are nearly 200 countries in the world. If researchers want a supercomputer to solve the most complex and challenging calculations, they don’t want the 50th best supercomputer. They want the best, second best, or maybe the third best.

With Tachyum’s Prodigy as the heart of the NSCC Slovakia Supercomputer, expected to debut in the first half of 2022 – the world’s fastest AI supercomputer – the entire nation wins. A reference design featuring 256 Prodigy Processors per 54U rack delivers 1 AI ExaFLOP of compute power. This powerful AI performance can be used to address crucial international issues such as climate change, global health, and universal language translation. The eyes of the world will be on Slovakia, and Tachyum as the core of AI infrastructure.

Tachyum will be a highlight among Slovak exhibits at EXPO Dubai, Slovakia’s key event abroad in 2021-22, during Global Goals Week, January 16-22, 2022. Tachyum, in cooperation with Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs will host an event featuring a well-developed discussion on the importance of AI and supercomputer innovations in a knowledge society, and its concrete benefits for humanity.