SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tachyum
Inc. today announced its participation and support for the Open Euro
High Performance Computing Project (OEUHPC). OEUHPC is a consortium of
innovators, developers and users who are being brought together to
create reference designs for high-performance, power-efficient, flexible
and scalable Data Center/AI/HPC solutions building on the scalability of
an Open Compute model.
The OEUHPC Project is dedicated to re-inventing high-performance
computing from expensive proprietary supercomputers towards low cost
open systems, making it accessible, ultra-low power and more flexible
with unparalleled scalability, far beyond conventional supercomputers.
Success of the project will facilitate the democratization of HPC and
AI, enabling broad, cost effective access to cloud-based
state-of-the-art HPC resources, not only by governments and
corporations, but also by small to medium enterprises and even
Tachyum is supporting the OEUHPC Project due to its ability to satisfy
the need for both scalable and converged computing, which, in part, will
ultimately enable users to cost effectively simulate, in real-time,
human brain-sized Neural Networks. Tachyum has been working to develop
its ultra-low power Prodigy Universal Processor Chip to allow system
integrators to build a 32 Tensor ExaFLOPS AI supercomputer in 2020, well
ahead of the scheduled EU goal to achieve 1 ExaFLOPS in 2028.
“The capability to simulate the human brain in real time is no longer a
‘Can we do it?’ question but rather a ‘How soon can we get it done?’
challenge,” said Dr. Radoslav Danilak, Co-founder and CEO of Tachyum.
“We believe that the goals of the OEUHPC Project – to create a new class
of Universal Computing Centers (UCCs) throughout Europe and around the
world that are AI and HPC enabled – dovetails with Tachyum’s interests
in bringing to market a new class of “Universal Processor”, capable of
efficiently handling the convergence of data center, AI, and HPC
workloads. As a member of the OEUHPC Project, together we can ascertain
how to best extract maximum performance from underlying hardware
fabrics, to deliver vastly more computationally powerful and energy
efficient data centers which can change the face of the industry.”
Tachyum has built strategic relationships with partners that will
deliver supercomputer and cloud systems to enable the EU to exploit the
unprecedented capabilities of the Prodigy Universal Processor Chip, the
smallest and fastest general purpose, 64-core processor developed to
date, requiring 10x less power and reducing processor cost by 3x.
Tachyum’s Prodigy processor reduces data center server power by an order
of magnitude, through a disruptive hardware architecture and a smart
compiler that has made many parts of the hardware found in a typical
processor redundant. Fewer wires and shorter wires, due to a smaller,
simpler core, translates into much greater speed and power efficiency
for the processor.
By unleashing the EU’s corporate, SME, and academic prowess, focused on
a common goal – the development and demonstration of Europe’s Universal
Computing Center (UCC) model – the OEUHPC Project can serve as a focal
point and a critical enabler in the resurgence of EU leadership in cloud
computing infrastructure and AI/HPC capabilities. Additional information
about the OEUHPC Project is available at https://www.openeurohpc.eu/.
Named for the Greek prefix “tachy,” meaning speed, combined with the
suffix “-um,” indicating an element (e.g. lithium), Tachyum is
meant to evoke the notion of “an element of speed”. Tachyum emerged from
stealth mode in 2017 to engineer disruptive intelligent information
processing products. Tachyum’s founders have a track record of solving
problems caused by device physics in semiconductors, to deliver
transformational products to global markets, and are backed by IPM
Growth, the Central & Eastern European venture capital platform, as
Tachyum’s lead investor. For more information visit: http://tachyum.com.