When we talk about processors, AMD and Intel usually come to mind as the main processor manufacturers. However, the leadership of these two companies in the processor market could come to an end. This is due to Tachyumwhich announced its Prodigy line of processors, where its most powerful processor, the Prodigy T16128-AIX reaches the 128 hearts a 5.7GHz.
Santa Clara-based Tachyum first announced at Hot Chips 2018 its “universal processor” concept, named Prodigy. This was based on the use of a dynamic binary translator which would execute any type of code with very high efficiency. This means that according to them, it is an all-terrain processor.
Tachyum Prodigy does GPU and CPU: runs x86, ARM and RISC-V
We thus end up with the first universal processor in the world, since according to Tachyum, it can perform CPU, GPU and TPU tasks on a single CPU. Not only that, it can also run native binary code and just about anything x86, ARM, ISA, and RISC-V. But all on paper, without offering real data or benchmarks that certify what was promised.
To achieve this, they claim that the CPU has capabilities FP64, FP32, FP8, TF32, BF16, Int8 and TAI on each core individually. Plus, to add insult to injury, Tachyum claims its Prodigy processor consumes up to 10 times less power than the competition, costing a third of its value. All of this, under their custom architecture, where Tachyum ensures that they create their Prodigy processors from the ground up.
Additionally, they state that their highest-end processor offers performance in FP64 3x times greater than one NVIDIA H100 Yes 6x times greater than one Xeon Platinum 8380HL. We know this is all hard to believe, but Tachyum claims that The end of the year will offer samples of the media prodigy. In addition, they show us a table of specifications of their future processors.
Prodigy processors offer 32 to 128 cores, with a TDP of 180 to 950 W
Starting from the highest range, we have to Prodigy T16128-AIXwith 128 hearts a 5.7GHzwith a capacity of 16 RAM controllers DDR5 at 7200MHz. Also 64 PCIe 5.0 lanes and has a PDT monstrous of 950Wassuming the large number of cores and high frequencies.
And if it still wasn’t surprising, it would be done for 5nm by the N5P process of TSMC and all with a small size of 64mm x 84mm. To cool this beast, he will offer refrigeration air and liquid suitable for data center rack systems.
Regarding the rest of the processors we see the same basic model, but lowering the cores, frequencies and consumption. We thus have the T16128-AIM like its version at 4.5GHz Yes 700W from TDP, up to T16128-HTwhich works for the same 4.5GHz but to 300W of the TDP.
The first Prodigy CPU samples will be received by the end of the year
This could be what they were referring to, where the flexibility of the universal processor may mean limiting its use to specific tasks and therefore being more efficient.
Another step down we have the 64-core Tachyum Prodigy lineup, where the T864-HS reaches the 5.7GHz and the T864-HT The 4.5GHz. Both share the rest of the specifications, such as 8 RAM controllers DDR5 6400MHz, PCIe 5.0 x32 Yes 300W.
Finally, we come to the entry-level Prodigy processor with 32 cores, where the T832-HS He becomes identical to T864-HS but with the half cores. We end with the least powerful of all, the T832-LP with 32 hearts a 3.2GHz8 controllers DDR5 a 4800MHzPCIe 5.0 x32 and 180W.
Mass production of these processors is expected to take place in the first half of 2023. In addition, a second generation manufactured in 3nmwith higher bandwidth support PCIe 6.0 Yes CXL. Samples of the latter will be available from the second semester 2024.