The startup has received a significant investment from the Slovak government with the hope of creating jobs in the country, and thanks to this, Tachyum is now ready to start the production of this processor and a simpler 64-core model, which they plan to see the light this year.
Prodigy, 128 cores at 7 nm and with PCI-Express 5.0
The company has not mentioned what architecture this processor uses (either ARM or MIPS, or perhaps its own architecture), but it has said that it will be a "universal processor", with a power that "surpasses the Xeon faster" and with a 10 times less consumption. This seems like a lot to say because it would mean a revolution in the processor market, so we'll see what it finally turns out to be.
For now, one of the biggest incentives of this processor called Prodigy T16128 is that is the first in the world to incorporate 128 physical cores, with 64-bit addressing, 512-bit vector extensions, fixed function multiplication hardware to accelerate AI / ML, and 4 IPCs operating at 4 GHz speed.
As you can see in the specifications above, this has been created in an 85 x 85 mm FCBGA package with integrated IHS, it has support for PCI-Express 5.0 and DDR5 RAM up to 4800 MT / s, with support for up to 512 GB of memory per processor. On top of all that, it supports 2 400 GE network cards, and boasts that it delivers performance of up to 16 TFLOPs HPC and up to 262 TFLOPs for AI.
First we'll look at the 64-core T864
Tachyum has said that although the aforementioned 4-core 128-core processor is already in process, which seems destined to question the hegemony of Intel and AMD, another less powerful and cheaper processor will arrive initially, but that also keeps a whole arsenal under the hood. . Its about Prodigy T864, in this case with 64 cores at 4 GHz with a 180 watt TDP, which they claim is also faster than the Intel Xeon.
In this case, this processor has a 66 x 66 x 1mm package, smaller than conventional ARM processors and is manufactured by TSMC at 7nm. Although it is less powerful, it does not have inferior capabilities, since it also offers PCI-Express 5.0, DDR5 and 400 GE connectivity, in addition to having HBM3 memory.
In this case, according to the manufacturer, by the end of this year we will see the first T864 processors on the market, but it will be necessary to see what architecture they use and, above all, what sets of instructions, as powerful as a processor is if not It is compatible with current software will not do much good. In any case, this model also seems destined to make things more difficult for Intel and AMD, which in the end generates competition and is good for us users.