Tachyum Opens EU Office as Europe Pursues Technological Sovereignty

Tachyum Ltd., a US-based semiconductor company backed by IPM Growth,
opens its first European office in Slovakia. Tachyum is on track to
unveil its disruptive new Universal Processor chip, code named Prodigy,
by the end of next year. Prodigy will provide unprecedented compute
performance and power efficiency for Data Center and AI applications,
and it will enable a new generation of Supercomputers. By adopting
Tachyum Prodigy, the EU may become the world’s high-performance
computing leader.

Prodigy is the smallest and fastest general purpose, 64-bit processor,
requiring 10x less power and reducing server cost by 3x. New proprietary
software has made many parts of the hardware found in a typical
processor redundant. Shorter wires, due to a smaller core, translates
into much greater speed for the processor. Tachyum has passed the proof
of technology stage, and the speed of the actual processor core will be
demonstrated on a 7nm process in the fall of 2018.

Prodigy’s 10x compute per watt advantage enables a breakthrough in
supercomputing. The world is slowly inching closer to building a 1
Exaflops Supercomputer (1,000,000x faster than PC). The ultra low power
Prodigy processor will allow system integrators to build a 32 Exaflops
AI supercomputer. This will enable users to simulate, in real-time,
human brain-sized Neural Networks beginning in 2020, instead of 2028.

Tachyum’s burgeoning strategic relationship with EU partners, thanks to
the tireless work of its London and Bratislava-based lead investor IPM,
will enable the EU to exploit the unprecedented capabilities of
Tachyum’s Prodigy in Supercomputing and Artificial Intelligence. The
EU’s EuroHPC Strategic Initiative set an objective to build European
supercomputers which achieve technical parity with China, USA, and Japan
by 2023. To achieve that lofty goal, the EU would need its own chip
instead of relying on chips from foreign sources as is the practice
today. Tachyum’s chip will enable the EU to be #1 in Supercomputing,
beginning in 2020 instead of 2023.

Tachyum Cofounder and CEO Dr. Radoslav Danilak is a well-known Silicon
Valley entrepreneur, with over 120 patents. He is a member of the Forbes
Technology Council and serves on the Slovak government’s Innovation
Advisory Board. Rado was born and studied in Slovakia. He taught at the
Technical University of Kosice, where he earned his PhD. Rado immigrated
to the US, where he was a processor architect at Gizmo Technologies and
at Toshiba on the PlayStation 2 team, before joining NVIDIA, where he
was a contributing architect on their Tesla and Fermi GPUs. The Fermi
chip was used by China to build the world’s faster supercomputer,
Tianhe-1A. Rado cofounded SandForce, sold to LSI for $377M, and Skyera,
acquired by HGST.

In founding Tachyum, Rado combined his deep technical expertise in
processor architectures and compilers, to develop an innovative
processor, targeting Datacenters, High Performance Computing, Human
Brain research, critical infrastructure protection, and other markets,
which are top priorities to the EU. The following are concrete benefits
that Tachyum’s European office will bring to Slovakia and the EU:

As Dr. Danilak recently said: “Tachyum is focused on delivering a
Universal Processor, which will positively touch many aspects of our
lives. As the European Union pursues Technologic Sovereignty, Tachyum is
perfect match.”

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About Tachyum

Named for the Greek “tachy,” meaning speed, combined with “-um,”
indicating an element, 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 to deliver transformational products to market, 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.

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