LAS VEGAS, February 7, 2023 – Tachyum™ today released details of Prodigy®, the world’s first universal processor, for advanced military and defense avionics applications in a new white paper “Air Dominance Powered by Prodigy“.
AI is fast becoming an indispensable part of military aircraft, and next-generation fighter fleet across the world will require massive processing power to fuse sensor data into actionable information. The critical lynchpin for air-to-air and air-to-ground combat effectiveness is superior onboard computational capability with state-of-the-art processors to fuel rapidly evolving conventional and AI algorithms.
The new white paper explains Prodigy’s performance benefits to onboard computers and the algorithms they run, and its cost advantages in a challenging economic environment. As a universal processor, Prodigy enables both high-speed flight control, and AI-driven sensor fusion and decision-cueing, based on battlespace information optimally presented to the pilot, with one platform.
“While the U.S. Department of Defense funds new airframes, onboard avionics with advanced computational capabilities are considerably cheaper to implement and are a more substantial, immediate benefit to mission performance,” said Dr. Radoslav Danilak, founder and CEO of Tachyum. “This white paper is a call to arms for how defense and aerospace platform manufacturers across the world, including EU, can provide cost-effective, high-impact sensor and onboard computer upgrades that will restore military air dominance.”
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is currently running the Air Combat Evolution (ACE) program, one of more than 600 Department of Defense projects aimed at incorporating AI into combat systems including future autonomous/pilotless fighters. DARPA expects Explainable AI—in which AI decision-making is provable, deterministic, and can be reconstructed—to be essential to future national security projects. Prodigy processors offer particularly high performance in Explainable AI algorithms, which are more CPU-intensive than other AI/ML algorithms, and not well suited for existing AI systems.
With Airbus, Dassault and other key partners having announced agreement on their next-generation European fighter program, Tachyum’s Prodigy processor is optimally positioned to add value to this critical plan. Prodigy will significantly enhance the EU Fighter’s operational performance with its breakthrough computational capabilities, including the best AI performance (training and inference) on the planet. Tachyum will leverage its European presence and reputation to insure, that the EU maintains a decisive air dominance advantage, during this increasingly dangerous geopolitical period in Europe.
Prodigy, a 128-core processor running at up to 5.7GHz, unifies the functions of a CPU, GPGPU and TPU in a single, homogeneous processor architecture, and delivers massive performance for far less cost than competing technologies. Prodigy was designed to handle matrix and vector processing from the ground up, rather than as an afterthought. Because of its utility for both high-performance AI and standard applications, Prodigy- eliminates the need for expensive dedicated AI computing architectures. Tachyum’s Prodigy can deliver up to 6x the performance of the highest-speed x86 processors for AI applications, 4x for cloud workloads, and up to 3x the highest-performing GPU for HPC applications.
Tachyum is transforming AI, HPC, public and private cloud data center markets with its recently launched flagship product. Prodigy, the world’s first Universal Processor, unifies the functionality of a CPU, a GPU, and a TPU into a single processor that delivers industry-leading performance, cost, and power efficiency for both specialty and general-purpose computing. When Prodigy processors are provisioned in a hyperscale data center, they enable all AI, HPC, and general-purpose applications to run on one hardware infrastructure, saving companies billions of dollars per year. With data centers currently consuming over 4% of the planet’s electricity, predicted to be 10% by 2030, the ultra-low power Prodigy Universal Processor is critical to continue doubling worldwide data center capacity every four years. Tachyum, co-founded by Dr. Radoslav Danilak is building the world’s fastest AI supercomputer (128 AI exaflops) in the EU based on Prodigy processors. Tachyum has offices in the United States and Slovakia. For more information, visit https://www.tachyum.com/.