Tachyum Prodigy is the world’s first Universal Processor, ideally suited to help overcome increasingly excessive energy use in data centres.
Data centres represent one of the most energy-demanding facilities globally. According to a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), data centres and data transmission networks account for 3% of the global electricity consumption. As the demand for digital services continues to surge, it is projected that data centres will consume a staggering 20% of the world’s energy supply by 2025.
Prodigy will deliver disruptive innovation for data centres with unprecedented power efficiency by unifying the CPU, GPGPU and TPU into a single processor die, enabling groundbreaking performance while removing the need for power-hungry, costly accelerators. Tachyum’s white paper on Prodigy shows how the solution compares to other data centre solutions with higher performance/watt than both CPUs and GPUs; up to 4.4x higher performance/W than Intel 8490-H for cloud computing; and up to 13.4x higher performance/W than Nvidia H100 for generative AI.
“Keeping pace with the energy demands of today’s hyperscale data centres is simply not attainable,” said Dr. Radoslav Danilak, founder and CEO of Tachyum. “Additionally, massive growth from the rapid adoption of AI can only be accomplished by enabling a single hardware platform, like Prodigy, that can handle multiple workloads and avoids the time and energy from separate, custom-built solutions. Those reading the white paper will see that this approach makes the most sense and will become more evident as power demand increases.”
Prodigy provides both the high performance required for cloud and HPC/AI workloads within a single architecture. As a Universal Processor offering utility for all workloads, Prodigy-powered data centre servers can seamlessly and dynamically switch between computational domains.
By eliminating the need for expensive dedicated AI hardware and dramatically increasing server utilisation, Prodigy reduces CAPEX and OPEX significantly while delivering unprecedented data centre performance, power, and economics. Prodigy integrates 128 high-performance custom-designed 64-bit compute cores, to deliver up to 4x 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.