With the Tachyum Prodigy T16128, the manufacturer has introduced a new super chip that is supposed to give AMD, Intel and NVIDIA a run for their money. The universal processor is primarily aimed at supercomputers and has 128 cores and a clock speed of 5.7 GHz. You can try it.
Tachyum Prodigy T16128 super chip presented
With the Tachyum Prodigy T16128, the Slovakia-based manufacturer has unveiled an ambitious super chip which is intended to be used as a general-purpose processor in supercomputers and combines CPU, GPU and TPU. According to the company, this has created a “homogeneous architecture along with massive performance improvements at a significantly lower cost than the competition”.
In the areas of hyperscale, HPC and AI, the Tachyum Prodigy T16128 is said to significantly outperform the current best processors on the market. For example, the Prodigy offers 3 times the performance of the current most powerful x86 processor for cloud workloads and up to three times the performance of current high-end GPUs for HPC. Up to six times more powerful performance is expected for AI applications.
Specifically, the performance specs of the Tachyum Prodigy T16128 look like this:.
- 128 high-performance cores (64 bit) with up to 5.7 GHz clock speed
- 16 DDR5 memory controllers running at 7,200 MHz
- 64 PCIe 5.0 lanes
- Multi-processor support for 4 socket and 2 socket platforms
- Rack solution for air and liquid cooling
- SPECrate 22017 integer performance around 4x Intel 8380 and around 3x AMD 7763HPC
The Prodigy T16128 goes full throttle
So how does the Tachyum Prodigy T16128 realize such speeds? As the manufacturer states, it is made possible by a special design of the super chip, which is manufactured using the 5-nm process. Each of the 128 64-bit cores relies on two Vector units with 1,024 bits each.
In combination with the matrix multipliers and the high L1, L2 and L3 caches, the chip should thus realize the impressive performance data. In combination with a whole 16 DDR5 channels, which are superior in number even to the upcoming solutions from AMD like the AMD EPYC 7004 with 12 channels in SP5 mode.
Sampling of the Tachyum Prodigy T16128 is scheduled to begin during 2022. High-volume production is then scheduled to begin in the first half of next year.
The T16128 marks the manufacturer’s new top model. In addition, the Prodigy T832 (32 64-bit cores) and the T864 (64 64-bit cores) are also offered, both of which also enable a clock rate of over 5 GHz per chip.