LAS VEGAS, June 20, 2023 – Tachyum™ announced today it has completed Floating-Point Unit (FPU) verification for Prodigy, the world’s first Universal Processor, having passed all tests to ensure Prodigy adheres to industry computation standards of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Prodigy passed the package of tests—more than 24,000,000 in all—in RTL simulation and on Prodigy FPGA prototype hardware.
Tachyum built its IEEE-compliant FPU from the ground up to be one of the most advanced in the world, performing at remarkably high clock speeds. Prodigy’s design was verified with the most recent version of the industry-standard Berkeley TestFloat, a widely used test for supercomputers that checks the fundamental soundness of a floating-point implementation against the standard Berkeley SoftFloat, testing all modes and special cases of the IEEE Standard. Tachyum will also perform continuous regression testing to ensure compliance with new releases.
“Establishing compliance with IEEE-prescribed FPU standards clears the way for final integration and testing and gives partners and customers additional assurance of Prodigy’s prowess,” said Dr. Radoslav Danilak, founder and CEO of Tachyum. “FPU computation is an essential foundation of modern computers and supercomputers, so this accomplishment is meaningful for future applications.”
Prodigy provides both the high performance required for cloud and HPC/AI workloads within a single architecture. As a Universal Processor offering utility for all workloads, Prodigy-powered data center servers can seamlessly and dynamically switch between computational domains. By eliminating the need for expensive dedicated AI hardware and dramatically increasing server utilization, Prodigy reduces CAPEX and OPEX significantly while delivering unprecedented data center performance, power, and economics. Prodigy integrates 128 high-performance custom-designed 64-bit compute cores, to deliver up to 4x the performance of the highest-performing x86 processors for cloud workloads, up to 3x that of the highest performing GPU for HPC, and 6x for AI applications.
A video showcasing the Prodigy FPU verification running on Prodigy FPGA hardware emulation system is available below.
Tachyum is transforming the economics of AI, HPC, public and private cloud workloads with Prodigy, the world’s first Universal Processor. Prodigy unifies the functionality of a CPU, a GPGPU, and a TPU in a single processor that delivers industry-leading performance, cost, and power efficiency for both specialty and general-purpose computing. When hyperscale data centers are provisioned with Prodigy, all AI, HPC, and general-purpose applications can run on the same infrastructure, saving companies billions of dollars in hardware, footprint, and operational expenses. As global data center emissions contribute to a changing climate, and consume more than four percent of the world’s electricity—projected to be 10 percent by 2030—the ultra-low power Prodigy Universal Processor is a potential breakthrough for satisfying the world’s appetite for computing at a lower environmental cost. Prodigy, now in its final stages of testing and integration before volume manufacturing, is being adopted in prototype form by a rapidly growing customer base, and robust purchase orders signal a likely IPO in late 2024. Tachyum has offices in the United States and Slovakia.
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