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Tachyum Demonstrates Linux and Applications with 64KB Page Size

LAS VEGAS, June 4, 2024 –Tachyum® today announced that it has moved to 64KB page size as the default of its Prodigy® software distribution, a completely integrated software stack and package, which is now available to early adopters and customers as a pre-installed image as part of the beta phase of testing.

Tachyum completed testing with 4KB pages and 4KB support is now viewed as legacy. The company will instead focus on 64KB pages with 4KB pages only serving as a backup solution for those who have a special need. OEMs that require 4KB support will still be able to receive it from Tachyum based on their respective agreements.

Application testing with the 64KB page size has begun. Once stable, Tachyum will expand testing to the Prodigy FPGA prototype. Debugging applications on FPGA at this stage will better ensure that hardware will not be mistakenly suspected of any software issues that may arise.

“We are taking every opportunity to maximize the capabilities of Prodigy prior to its launch,” said Dr. Radoslav Danilak, founder and CEO of Tachyum. “By increasing the page size to 64KB as the default, we are better able to optimize performance of our software distribution while ensuring that applications work as designed out of the box. This is the latest small step that Tachyum has taken to ensure data centers will be able to advance by leaps and bounds after implementing Prodigy.”

As a Universal Processor offering industry-leading performance for all workloads, Prodigy-powered data center servers can seamlessly and dynamically switch between computational domains (such as AI/ML, HPC, and cloud) with a single homogeneous architecture. 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 192 high-performance custom-designed 64-bit compute cores, to deliver up to 4.5x 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 demonstrating booting and running applications at 4KB and 64KB page size with the identification of the numbers of page faults decreasing is available for viewing below.

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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 GPU, and a TPU in a single processor to deliver industry-leading performance, cost and power efficiency for both specialty and general-purpose computing. As global data center emissions continue to contribute to a changing climate, with projections of their consuming 10 percent of the world’s electricity by 2030, the ultra-low power Prodigy is positioned to help balance the world’s appetite for computing at a lower environmental cost. Tachyum recently received a major purchase order from a US company to build a large-scale system that can deliver more than 50 exaflops performance, which will exponentially exceed the computational capabilities of the fastest inference or generative AI supercomputers available anywhere in the world today. When complete in 2025, the Prodigy-powered system will deliver a 25x multiplier vs. the world’s fastest conventional supercomputer – built just this year – and will achieve AI capabilities 25,000x larger than models for ChatGPT4. Tachyum has offices in the United States and Slovakia. For more information, visit