Tachyum Inc. announced the hiring of Rob Reiner as Product Marketing Director and Miriam Madrova as Marketing Communications Manager. The two newly-created positions will help in the positioning and messaging of the company’s Prodigy Universal Processor ahead of its delivery to worldwide markets later this year.
Reiner, who is positioned in Tachyum’s U.S. offices, is an innovative leader with experience defining, developing, and marketing advanced semiconductor and system technologies and solutions for the server and embedded markets. He comes to Tachyum from Marvell, where he served as director of product marketing and management for the Server Processor Business Unit. He previously held management positions at Ampere Computing, AppliedMicro, Exar, 3Leaf Systems and PMC-Sierra. “I’m very excited to join the Tachyum team,” said Reiner. “The Prodigy Universal Processor delivers unmatched performance and efficiency while lowering TCO across a broad range of demanding applications, including hyperscale, AI/ML, and HPC workloads. This is a dramatic advancement in technology and I Iook forward to contributing to the company’s growth as Prodigy enters the market.”
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“As we prepare to bring Prodigy to market, we were looking to significantly add quality management staff who can ensure the message about the ways we are revolutionizing the industry gets out to the market”
Madrova has 20 years of managerial experience in the fields of marketing communication, corporate affairs, public relations, CSR and public sector. Prior to joining Tachyum, she served as the marketing and communications manager for Medirex Group. Previous experience includes serving as managing director at Neopublic Porter Novelli; senior PR manager at AVG Technologies; various positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office of the Slovak Republic and PR, CSR and CPE (Customer and Partner Experience) Lead at Microsoft. She helps lead Tachyum’s marketing efforts throughout the European region. “The opportunity to be part of a mission that brings a real revolution in technology is extraordinary to me and I appreciate it,” said Madrova. “I am looking forward to launching Tachyum at the GLOBSEC strategic conference in Bratislava and showing how Prodigy, the world’s first universal processor, will dramatically reduce future energy consumption connected to data centers.”
“As we prepare to bring Prodigy to market, we were looking to significantly add quality management staff who can ensure the message about the ways we are revolutionizing the industry gets out to the market,” said Dr. Radoslav Danilak, Tachyum founder and CEO. “We feel fortunate to have found quality people in Rob and Miriam. Together with our existing marketing staff and PR agencies, I feel like we are well positioned to educate and enlighten customers across a broad spectrum of markets as to the benefits that Prodigy will provide in improving the performance, energy consumption, server utilization and space requirements of their hyperscale computing environments.”
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Tachyum’s Prodigy can run HPC applications, convolutional AI, explainable AI, general AI, bio AI, and spiking neural networks, plus normal data center workloads, on a single homogeneous processor platform, using existing standard programming models. Without Prodigy, hyperscale data centers must use a combination of CPU, GPU, TPU hardware, for these different workloads, creating inefficiency, expense, and the complexity of separate supply and maintenance infrastructures. Using specific hardware dedicated to each type of workload (e.g. data center, AI, HPC), results in underutilization of hardware resources, and more challenging programming, support, and maintenance challenges. Prodigy’s ability to seamlessly switch among these various workloads dramatically changes the competitive landscape and the economics of data centers.
In hyperscale data centers, Prodigy significantly improves computational performance, energy consumption, hardware (server) utilization and space requirements, compared to existing processor chips currently provisioned. As the world’s first universal processor, it also runs legacy x86, ARM and RISC-V binaries in addition to its native Prodigy code. With a single, highly efficient processor architecture, Prodigy delivers industry-leading performance across data center, AI, and HPC workloads, outperforming the fastest Xeon processors while consuming 10x lower power (core vs. core), as well as outperforming NVIDIA’s fastest GPU in HPC, as well as AI training and inference. A mere 125 HPC Prodigy racks can deliver 32 tensor EXAFLOPS.
Prodigy’s 3X lower cost per MIPS and its 10X lower core power translate to a 4X lower data center Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), delivering billions of dollars in annual savings to hyperscalers. Since Prodigy is the world’s only processor that can switch between data center, AI and HPC workloads, unused servers can be used as CAPEX- free AI or HPC cloud resources, because the servers have already been amortized. Prodigy will also allow Edge developers for IoT to exploit its low power/high performance, along with its simple programming model, to deliver efficient high- performance AI to the edge.
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