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Tachyum Hires Pini Herman as Senior Director of Solutions Engineering

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, October 12, 2021 – Tachyum™ today announced the appointment of Pini Herman as its new Senior Director of Solutions Engineering. Herman will be based out of the company’s Santa Clara, California offices as part of an expansion effort of adding talented design engineers to work on state-of-the-art AI processors.

Herman has more than 20 years of hands-on technical and managerial experience, having successfully identified new product development opportunities and oversaw full-cycle projects that have driven millions of dollars in revenue. He comes to Tachyum from Cadence Design Systems, where he served as Hardware Engineering Architect. Herman previously held management positions at HGST, Skyera, AMCC/MCC Networks and Simulog. He graduated in Electrical Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel.

Herman will leverage his experience in a variety of emulation, prototyping, storage appliance, ethernet switches and reference designs to help further the architecture behind the company’s flagship solution, Prodigy, the world’s first universal processor. Prodigy has the potential to create unrivaled computational speed and vast energy saving capabilities for hyperscale, OEM, telecommunication, private cloud and government markets. Prodigy’s 10x lower processor core power consumption will dramatically cut carbon emissions associated with data center usage. Prodigy’s 3x lower cost (at equivalent performance) will also translate to billions of dollars in annual savings to hyperscalers like Google, Facebook, Amazon and Alibaba.

“Having worked with Pini at Skyera, I know that we found the right person to help lead solutions engineering efforts as we ready Prodigy for volume production,” said Dr. Radoslav Danilak, founder and CEO of Tachyum. “Building reference designs for Tachyum customers, creating the world’s fastest 64 AI Exaflops supercomputer next year requires comprehensive expertise, from mechanical, to cooling, to high power distribution, and many other engineering disciplines. Herman’s proficiency in high-end standards and interfaces will help us achieve our goals of delivering industry-leading performance for hyperscale, HPC and AI workloads to data centers around the world. Amassing the world’s best engineering talent is critical for our success.”

“I am so happy to rejoin the talented Tachyum team and to play a part in its success,” said Pini Herman. “I am proud to be part of a winning team that will dramatically change the data center landscape with lower power consumption and lower cost that will translate to billions of dollars in annual savings to data centers globally. I’m sure we can change the world and enable it to be a better place for all of us.”

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Pini Hermann

Tachyum’s Prodigy processor can run HPC applications, convolutional AI, explainable AI, general AI, bio AI, and spiking neural networks, plus normal data center workloads, on a single homogeneous processor platform, using existing standard programming models. Without Prodigy, hyperscale data centers must use a combination of disparate CPU, GPU and TPU hardware, for these different workloads, creating inefficiency, expense, and the complexity of separate supply and maintenance infrastructures. Using specific hardware dedicated to each type of workload (e.g. data center, AI, HPC), results in underutilization of hardware resources, and more challenging programming, support, and maintenance. Prodigy’s ability to seamlessly switch among these various workloads dramatically changes the competitive landscape and the economics of data centers.

Those looking to be part of the next wave in the data processing revolution as Tachyum expands its base of high-talent contributors can visit https://www.tachyum.com/jobs/ to see what career opportunities are currently available.

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Tachyum is transforming AI, HPC, public and private cloud data center markets with Prodigy, the world’s first Universal 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. A fully functional Prodigy emulation system is currently available to select customers and partners for early testing and software development. With data centers currently consuming over 3% of the planet’s electricity, predicted to be 10% by 2025, the ultra-low power Prodigy Universal Processor is critical, if we want to continue doubling worldwide data center capacity every four years. Tachyum, Co-founded by Dr. Radoslav Danilak with its flagship product Prodigy, is marching towards tape out targeting end of 2021, with software emulations and an FPGA-based emulator running native Linux available to early adopters. The company is building the world’s fastest 64 AI exaflops supercomputer in 2022 in the EU with Prodigy chips. Tachyum has offices in the United States and Slovakia. For more information, visit https://www.tachyum.com/.