Tachyum is enabling human brain-scale AI and advancing the entire world to a greener era, by delivering the world’s first universal processor.
Volume 3, Number 2, April 2023
Dr. Radoslav Danilák, Founder and CEO of Tachyum
In the first quarter of 2023 several positive events took place that are of particular importance to Tachyum.
Tachyum was honored to host the President of the Slovak Republic Zuzana Čaputová to witness first-hand the progress of our Prodigy Universal Processor, which is in the final stage of development. We had a unique opportunity to discuss with the President topics such as innovation, green economy, sustainability, and attracting top regional talent. There are many areas in which Prodigy can help Slovakia and the world - whether it´s solving the climate crisis or maximizing the use of resources from the Slovakian supercomputer project. We greatly appreciated that the President supports technology innovations and our vision.
Artificial Intelligence-powered chatbot ChatGPT has been a hot topic nowadays. AI is an area of particular interest to Tachyum and current trends in AI, as well as ChatGPT, present significant opportunities for us. Our Prodigy processor addresses market demands in AI, enabling deep learning workloads that are environmentally friendly by significantly reducing energy consumption and therefore carbon emissions. The advantage of our chip is, that Prodigy was designed, from the ground up, rather than an afterthought, to handle matrix and vector processing, which is crucial for AI applications.
Tachyum has achieved further milestones in the field of product development. We demonstrated the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) running on the Prodigy Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) hardware emulation system, representing a critical piece of our test strategy and ensuring that Prodigy hardware is on pace for production later this year. We have completed testing and validation of Prodigy with Kubernetes system for hyperscale, high-performance container management.
I would like to touch on one more topic, that has resonated in recent days. Startup-focused lender Silicon Valley Bank collapsed. At this point, I would like to ensure you, that Tachyum was not affected in any way. Tachyum did not have any accounts or transactions with SVB bank or other regional banks. As a company, we prefer doing business with large banks. Because of our international corporate structure, we have had our funds in large international banks over multiple regions.
And last but not least Tachyum released two new white papers - Tachyum HPC/AI Software Stack Overview and Air Dominance Powered by Prodigy.
Tachyum Hosted Slovak President
to Showcase Prodigy Innovation
Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová visited Tachyum’s Bratislava offices to witness first-hand the progress of the Prodigy Universal Processor, which is in the final stage of development. Tachyum founder and CEO Radoslav Danilák and Adrian Vyčítal, member of the Board of Directors, welcomed Madam President.
“If we want to start catching up with the living standard in western European countries again, we need to develop cutting-edge technologies in Slovakia. We need companies with the ambition to push the boundaries of what is possible and to succeed on the world market. It is great that we already have companies with this vision in Slovakia.”
Zuzana Čaputová, President of the Slovak Republic
“It was an honor to showcase Prodigy’s capabilities to Slovakian officials today, and demonstrate how our Universal Processor will provide an immediate impact to the world’s data centers by enabling efficient processing of increasingly needy applications.”
Tachyum Enters Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with Watad Energy & Communications Partnership
Tachyum entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreement with Watad Energy & Communications Co. ltd, the leading OT (Operational Technology) Cybersecurity and AI Company in the KSA and GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) region, to bring Prodigy technology to commercial, industrial and scientific research institutions throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the GCC region.
Tachyum and WATAD plan to work together to advance an open platform for AI and Big Data, as well as support innovations in relevant industry sectors and engage with other leaders in the field in KSA and GCC region. Both companies expect these efforts to yield opportunities for high-tech investors and regional economies including employment growth, and more profitable research.
Tachyum Validates Prodigy Universal Processor with Kubernetes for High-Performance, High-Density Computing for Containers
Tachyum completed testing and validation of its Prodigy Universal Processor with Kubernetes for hyperscale, high-performance container management. The success of Kubernetes on Prodigy assures Tachyum customers and partners of quick, easy, out-of-the-box testing and evaluation in containerized environments.
Tachyum’s software team deployed its Prodigy emulation with K3s server, a lightweight Kubernetes distribution ideal for testing; two agents; and NGINX, an open-source reverse proxy server for HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP3, and IMAP protocols, as well as a load balancer, HTTP cache, and a web server.
Tachyum successfully demonstrated Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) running on the Prodigy Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) hardware emulation system, representing a critical piece of the company’s test strategy and ensuring that Tachyum’s Prodigy hardware is maturing on pace for production later this year.
Tachyum Presents Software Stack for HPC/AI and Supercomputer Management
A white paper, “Tachyum HPC/AI Software Stack Overview,” details the software packages offered by the company and supported by Tachyum software team that enable software developers to build HPC applications deployed as part of Prodigy-empowered data centers.
Tachyum’s software designs help meet the high demands of cloud and HPC/AI workloads with Prodigy. The company’s software team cooperates with early customers and partners to create software packages ideally suited for HPC environments primarily using open-source software. With its software stack, Tachyum supports all key software libraries required for HPC applications and addresses current challenges and opportunities.
“Multiple different processing technologies are combined in today’s HPC systems. Achieving the required performance and functionality at an affordable power envelope places a lot of challenges to HPC software environments – especially on scheduling and resource management. Tachyum’s Prodigy, the world’s first Universal Processor, integrates the functionality of CPU, GPGPU and TPU into a single homogeneous architecture so that there is no additional complexity needing to be solved on the software level between hardware components”
Tachyum Unveils Air Defense Superiority Using Prodigy AI White Paper
Tachyum 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“.
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.
“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.”
Dr. Danilák is the author of the idea to build a world-class supercomputer in Slovakia and Tachyum alongside with partners within I4DI (Innovations for Digital Infrastructure) provided their relevant capabilities and experience to the development of the National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) in Slovakia. Slovakia urgently needs to transform its industry. A world-class supercomputer can have a huge impact and contribution to the development of new innovative industries, it is a potential that can significantly change the industry in Slovakia. If a country wants to be recognized as a supercomputing power, it’s not enough to have a supercomputer in the top 500. 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.
In Slovakia, there is interest in a powerful supercomputer with world-class performance. The survey by Tachyum, which addressed experts, and representatives of the academic community, representatives of the private and state sectors, and potential users of the upcoming supercomputer, found that 92% of respondents think that the planned supercomputer should offer world-class performance.
Access to higher computing power and sufficient technological infrastructure is also an opportunity to actively participate in big EU or global projects.
“The real possibility of having a world-class supercomputer in Slovakia may not be repeated for years. This opportunity includes everything that can help Slovakia - from attracting top talents from around the world to a good image of the country. New digital economies are growing in the world and all around us, and we have a real chance to create our own. That is why it is important that we take it. Let’s build the Slovak Fintech sector through a supercomputer with AI.”
Davy Čajko, president of Fintech & Insurtech Association of Slovakia
In February 2023, Tachyum organized on its premises in Bratislava an event for Slovak HPC and AI community to present the progress with Prodigy and discuss important topics relating to the Slovak supercomputer project. Up to 50 representatives and experts from academia, public and private sector attended.
ETP4HPC Conference and the General Assembly
March 8 -
9, 2023, Sassenheim, Netherlands
Tachyum representative Marwan Oghli joined the ETP4HPC Conference and the General Assembly in Sassenheim, Netherlands, as an SME-associated member. Tachyum was presented as a new member and formally got the certificate of membership handed by Jean-Pierre Panziera, the chairman.
The event discussed several topics such as the Strategic Technology Agenda and work program for the DestinE project, the work program and updates from EuroHPC JU (The European High- Performance Computing Joint Undertaking is a public-private partnership in High Performance Computing), and topics of the DG Connect. Most of the discussions and presentations strengthened the need for European Technology in this segment (semiconductors and HPC) and highlighted the challenges of achieving the proper need for a combined performance of CPU and GPU with proper energy consumption. This is exactly what Tachyum Prodigy addresses. During the networking sessions, several follow-up discussions about potential Tachyum involvement in several projects were agreed upon.
March 20 -
23, 2023, Gothenburg, Sweden
Robert Cisár, Tachyum’s Business Development Manager attended the EuroHPC Summit in Gothenburg, Sweeden.
With two supercomputers in the top 5, Europe is again a superpower in HPC. The next plans are to build two Exascale supercomputers in Europe. It’s not just a question of money. Europe needs its European technology and Tachyum could play an important role here.
Open House in Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Washington, D.C.
May 13, 2023, Washington, D.C., USA
Tachyum was presented at the largest event of the Slovak Embassy in Washington, D.C. aimed at promoting Slovak culture, industry, innovation and tourism.
HN Conference: Financial Management of Enterprises
May 17, 2023, Bratislava, Slovakia
Tachyum was invited to participate in the HN Conference Financial Management of Enterprises in the panel “Digitalization as a megatrend and digital tools for effective management”. Robert Cisar, Business Development Manager, spoke about the global chip market, global players, critical success factors - semiconductor giants vs Tachyum, why Tachyum is able to succeed, benefits of the Slovak world-class supercomputer for the Slovak economy and society, and how Tachyum can help Slovakia with digital transformation.
ISC High Performance 2023
May 21 -
25, 2023, Hamburg, Germany
Tachyum was a part of the leading high performance computing (HPC) conference and exhibition in Europe. 3100+ people attended the event and 150+ companies and institutions exhibited there. High quality visitors attended Tachyum’s booth: Dr. Ian Cutress, industry analyst and influencer, Mohammed Al Mutairi, CEO, WATAD ICT, Adrien Badina, Director of Innovations, 2CRSI, Vangel Bojaxhi, Global AI & HPC Director, INSPUR, Rich Whitmore, CEO Motivair, Jean-Christophe Weill, Senior expert, Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique (CEA), Daniele Gregori, CSO, E4 Computer Engineering SpA and many others. We used ISC also as an opportunity to strengthen and create new relations with the leading supercomputer centers like CINECA (Italy), CEA (France), Cyfronet (Poland), National Supercomputer center in Guanzhou (China), Fugaku (Japan), Korean Supercomputer Center, National Supercomputing Center Singapore, and NCI Australia.