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Tachyum Runs Native Security-Enhanced Linux to Ensure Protection of Critical Infrastructure

LAS VEGAS, October 11, 2022 – Tachyum™ today announced that Prodigy, the world’s first universal processor, successfully runs Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux), the security architecture for Linux systems that allows administrators to have more control over who can access a system. This latest success of Tachyum’s software team helps satisfy customer requirements in many of its key markets.

SELinux is used to enforce the resource policies that define the level of access users, programs and services have on a system. It was originally developed by the United States National Security Agency (NSA) as a series of patches for the Linux kernel using Linux Security Modules (LSM). SELinux was released to the open-source community in 2000 and was integrated into the upstream Linux kernel in 2003.

Another critical component built into the solid Tachyum software stack, SELinux running on Prodigy helps provide secure infrastructure for a variety of use cases, including:

  • Next-generation self-flying supersonic and hypersonic fighters
  • Cryptocurrency and blockchain-based financial infrastructure
  • Supercomputers used for classified and national security applications
  • Self-driving automobiles
  • Robotics
  • Defense and military applications to prevent a certain type of electronic warfare

“Having the ability to run SELinux on Prodigy is vitally important for those who require NSA-level security of their compute architecture and mission-critical applications,” said Dr. Radoslav Danilak, founder and CEO of Tachyum. “Not only is it important for Tachyum government customers but it is also important for the key EU strategic sovereignty to protect its critical infrastructure, which is today exposed. Enforcing access to critical systems provide safeguards against state and non-state actors from large-scale attacks or protecting people from robots that have been hacked. This is a major milestone for our software development team and a great advance for the useability of Prodigy in the broad market.”

Tachyum’s Prodigy integrates 128 high-performance custom-designed 64-bit compute cores with the functionality of a CPU, a GPU, and a TPU in a single device, allowing it to deliver performance up to 4x that of the highest performing x86 processors (for cloud workloads) and up to 3x that of the highest performing GPU for HPC and 6x for AI applications.

Prodigy delivers unprecedented data center performance, power, and economics, reducing CAPEX and OPEX significantly. Because of its utility for both high-performance and line-of-business applications, Prodigy-powered data center servers can seamlessly and dynamically switch between workloads, eliminating the need for expensive dedicated AI hardware and dramatically increasing server utilization.

A video demonstration of SELinux running on Prodigy can be found below.

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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/.