Tachyum Releases Motherboard Emulation for its Prodigy Processor FPGA Prototype to Manufacturing
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Tachyum Releases Motherboard Emulation for its Prodigy Processor FPGA Prototype to Manufacturing

By CIOReview | Friday, June 11, 2021

Tachyum states that manufacturing had delivered an IO motherboard for their Prodigy Universal Processor hardware emulator.

FREMONT, CA: Tachyum Inc. has stated that manufacturing had delivered an IO motherboard for their Prodigy Universal Processor hardware emulator. When linked to the earlier announced field-programmable gate array (FPGA) emulation system board, this offers the organization a complete system prototype incorporating CPU, memory, PCI Express, networking, and BMC management subsystems.

The Tachyum Prodigy FPGA DDR-IO Board links with the Prodigy FPGA CPU Board to offer memory and IO connectivity for FPGA-based CPU tiles. In addition, the Prodigy emulation system is now fully functioning and ready for further development, including Linux boot and the installation of additional test chips. 

Customers can use it to conduct early testing and software development before releasing a full four-socket reference design motherboard in Q4 2021. The Prodigy emulation system is now fully functioning and ready for further development, including Linux boot and the installation of additional test chips. Customers can use it to conduct early testing and software development before releasing a whole four-socket reference design motherboard in Q4 2021. 

The delivery of the IO motherboard for the Prodigy FPGA prototype offers the platform required for IO device porting and IO compatibility testing before tape out. This delivery also enables the testing and certification of Tachyum IP vendors' 5nm test chips.

Early adopter partners will have access to the FPGA prototype, which will enable them to finalize any changes to their software stacks before full-chip production starts. The operation will next go on to demonstrating the system's capabilities before sampling later this year.

"Once again we have achieved a major milestone in the development of the world's first universal processor," said Dr. Radoslav Danilak, Co-founder and CEO of Tachyum. "Our IO motherboard, in conjunction with our CPU motherboard, enables our engineers to fully test the functionality of Prodigy. Together, these two FPGA-based boards provide the basis of a system that can be cascaded to fully emulate an entire 128-core Prodigy processor, which is capable of advancing the entire world to a greener era by enabling human brain-scale AI."