LAS VEGAS, April 18, 2023 – Tachyum™ announced today that with Register Transfer Level (RTL) design wrapping up, the Tachyum design team is now focused on completing the physical design for Prodigy, the world’s first Universal Processor.
An RTL design validates how data flows within the chip’s integrated circuits and addresses levels of inputs and controls. New CAD tools are enabling Tachyum to work on completing the physical design (the actual placement of transistors and wires). With the transition from RTL to physical design, the Prodigy processor is approaching chip layout freeze, prior to tape out this year.
The Prodigy design achieves unprecedented processing density, allowing the design team to increase from 64 to 96 silicon IP cores (112G/PCIE 5.0 SerDes) on a single Prodigy chip. Tachyum engineers are now focusing on detailed physical design.
“Thanks to our engineers’ superhuman efforts to quickly adapt to using new physical design toolsets, even after replacing the design IP and the physical design EDA software, we have now delivered the new physical design of the chip with the new tools in record time, exceeding performance targets for Prodigy,” said Dr. Radoslav Danilak, founder and CEO of Tachyum. “This is a critical milestone before chip layout freeze — providing a frozen physical design of the chip, to our partners to complete substrate, package, and socket design — prior to tape-out and volume production.”
Prodigy delivers a revolutionary new architecture that unifies the functionality of CPU, GPGPU, and TPU into a single chip. As a Universal Processor, Prodigy provides both the high performance required for cloud and HPC/AI workloads within a single architecture. Because of its 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.
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/.