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Primeur weekly 2020-02-10

Exascale supercomputing

Tachyum's reference design will be used in a 2021 AI/HPC supercomputer ...

Quantum computing

Forschungszentrum Jülich to establish technology laboratory for quantum computers ...

FEFU scientists developed method to build up functional elements of quantum computers ...

New quantum switch turns metals into insulators ...

Focus on Europe

International Advanced Research Workshop on High Performance Computing to issue Call for Participation ...

EPSRC appoints Mark Parsons Director of Research Computing ...

e-IRG Workshop "Grand challenges of e-Infrastructures within the new ERA" to issue Call for Participation ...

BigDFT4CHEM wins the EXDCI Call for Spin-off Initiatives (SPI) ...

Eni unveils its new supercomputing system HPC5, the world's most powerful for industrial use ...

Tachyum CEO Dr. Radoslav Danilak discusses 'Bringing Slovakia to the Forefront of the Digital Age' at CEO Forum ...

Middleware

KU Leuven joins the iRODS Consortium ...

Sylabs has released SingularityPRO 3.5 ...

Hardware

DDN named finalist in Storage Magazine and SearchStorage 2019 Products of the Year awards ...

Fujitsu receives supercomputer order from Nagoya University's Information Technology Center ...

Controlling light with light ...

WekaIO recognized as a coolest Cloud company by CRN ...

Samsung to Advance High Performance Computing Systems with Launch of Industry's First 3rd-generation (16GB) HBM2E ...

Xperi enters into new patent and technology license agreement with SK hynix ...

Supermicro announces second quarter fiscal 2020 financial results ...

Applications

BSC European supercomputing centre that most has contributed to Pan-Cancer ...

March 2020 HPC User Forum will showcase AI, energy research and other HPC areas ...

Deep learning accurately forecasts heat waves and cold spells ...

Retina-inspired carbon nitride-based photonic synapses for selective detection of UV light ...

Computer simulation for understanding brain cancer growth ...

Gordon examining secure computation ...

Fusion squeeze, global image mapping, computing mental health, and Na+ batteries at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ...

SDSC supercomputer models improve Oregon/Washington coastal forecasts ...

Protein Data Bank archive adds new coronavirus protease structure ...

Tachyum's reference design will be used in a 2021 AI/HPC supercomputer


4 Feb 2020 Santa Clara - Semiconductor company Tachyum Inc.'s Prodigy Processor AI/HPC reference design will be used in a supercomputer which will be deployed in 2021. This reference design will provide customers, partners, OEMs and Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) a proven blueprint for building and deploying ultra-high performance Exascale AI/HPC supercomputers and data centres in 2021.

Tachyum's Prodigy Universal Processor, slated for commercial availability in 2021, is a 64-core processor with a clock speed in excess of 4GHz that brings to market new "Universal Computing" capabilities. In normal data centre workloads, Prodigy handily outperforms the fastest processors while consuming one-tenth the electrical power, and it is one-third the cost. In AI applications, Prodigy outperforms GPUs and TPUs on neural net training and inference workloads, and is orders of magnitude easier to program.

The reference design platform is architected to deliver the power-performance benefits of Prodigy to wide ranging applications in verticals, including AI/HPC supercomputing, Edge Computing, Data centre operations (public and private Cloud), Telecommunications, and Automotive. Today's data centres are under relentless pressure to support both regular and AI powered workloads. To address this, a heterogeneous infrastructure is being built, with x86 servers for regular workloads and GPU/TPU accelerators for AI workloads. Additional hardware, plus time and energy are needed to move the enormous amount of data between the two computing silos.

Data centres are provisioned with enough servers to accommodate peak customer demand; during off-peak hours, more than 50% of most Cloud data centre servers are powered down to save electricity costs. Servers equipped with Prodigy offer the highest performance at the lowest cost to power conventional applications and also provide low-cost AI on demand. Idle Prodigy servers can be seamlessly and dynamically powered up and used for AI training or inference workloads. With Prodigy, provisioning an AI environment becomes CAPEX-free, since the idle servers powered up to handle AI workloads are already on the books as capital equipment

"We are excited that customers are interested in our technology. There is never a more exciting time for a start-up than the first customer, especially one who wants to deploy an AI/HPC supercomputer in 2021. The preparations at the supercomputer site are expected to start later this year, so that infrastructure is ready when Tachyum's first hardware arrives. Tachyum has responded to its customers' and partners' need for an easy blueprint to enable hyperscalers and qualified ODMs and OEMs to begin changing the competitive landscape, while accelerate democratizing AI/HPC in the process", stated Dr. Radoslav "Rado" Danilak, Tachyum founder and CEO. "Every Prodigy-equipped datacenter is also a low-cost, scalable AI/HPC data centre."

Tachyum's Prodigy Universal Processor is the smallest and fastest general purpose, 64-core processor developed to date, requiring 10x less processor power, and reducing processor cost by 3x. Prodigy will directly enable a 32-Tensor Exaflop supercomputer and allow the building of machines more powerful than the human brain in 2021, years ahead of industry expectations. Prodigy reduces datacenter annual total cost of ownership (TCO) by 4x, through its disruptive processor architecture and a smart compiler that has made many parts of the hardware found in typical processors redundant. Fewer transistors, fewer and shorter wires, due to a smaller, simpler core, translates into much greater speed and power efficiency for the Prodigy processor.
Source: Tachyum

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Primeur weekly 2020-02-10

Exascale supercomputing

Tachyum's reference design will be used in a 2021 AI/HPC supercomputer ...

Quantum computing

Forschungszentrum Jülich to establish technology laboratory for quantum computers ...

FEFU scientists developed method to build up functional elements of quantum computers ...

New quantum switch turns metals into insulators ...

Focus on Europe

International Advanced Research Workshop on High Performance Computing to issue Call for Participation ...

EPSRC appoints Mark Parsons Director of Research Computing ...

e-IRG Workshop "Grand challenges of e-Infrastructures within the new ERA" to issue Call for Participation ...

BigDFT4CHEM wins the EXDCI Call for Spin-off Initiatives (SPI) ...

Eni unveils its new supercomputing system HPC5, the world's most powerful for industrial use ...

Tachyum CEO Dr. Radoslav Danilak discusses 'Bringing Slovakia to the Forefront of the Digital Age' at CEO Forum ...

Middleware

KU Leuven joins the iRODS Consortium ...

Sylabs has released SingularityPRO 3.5 ...

Hardware

DDN named finalist in Storage Magazine and SearchStorage 2019 Products of the Year awards ...

Fujitsu receives supercomputer order from Nagoya University's Information Technology Center ...

Controlling light with light ...

WekaIO recognized as a coolest Cloud company by CRN ...

Samsung to Advance High Performance Computing Systems with Launch of Industry's First 3rd-generation (16GB) HBM2E ...

Xperi enters into new patent and technology license agreement with SK hynix ...

Supermicro announces second quarter fiscal 2020 financial results ...

Applications

BSC European supercomputing centre that most has contributed to Pan-Cancer ...

March 2020 HPC User Forum will showcase AI, energy research and other HPC areas ...

Deep learning accurately forecasts heat waves and cold spells ...

Retina-inspired carbon nitride-based photonic synapses for selective detection of UV light ...

Computer simulation for understanding brain cancer growth ...

Gordon examining secure computation ...

Fusion squeeze, global image mapping, computing mental health, and Na+ batteries at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ...

SDSC supercomputer models improve Oregon/Washington coastal forecasts ...

Protein Data Bank archive adds new coronavirus protease structure ...