Tachyum selects Senko’s SN connectivity for HPC/AI data center system

April 26, 2023
Senko Advanced Components announced it has entered into an agreement with Tachyum to provide optical interconnects for Tachyum's Prodigy systems for enabling the high performance required for cloud and HPC/AI workloads within a single architecture.

Senko Advanced Components announced it has entered into an agreement with Tachyum to provide optical interconnects for Tachyum's Prodigy systems for enabling high-speed data transfer in data centers. According to a press release, the criterion for Senko's selection was the robustness, reliability, and versatility of the company's SN (Simplified Network) connectivity platform.

Tachyum says its Prodigy system delivers a revolutionary new architecture that unifies the functionality of CPU, GPGPU, and TPU components into a single chip. As a universal processor, the company notes its Prodigy provides both the high performance required for cloud and HPC/AI workloads within a single architecture.

As stated by Tachyum, "the Prodigy platform integrates 128 high-performance custom-designed 64-bit compute cores, to deliver up to 4x the performance of the highest-performing x86 processors for cloud workloads, up to 3x that of the highest performing GPU for HPC, and 6x for AI applications."

Because of its utility for all workloads, Prodigy-powered data center servers can seamlessly and dynamically switch between computational domains. By eliminating the need for expensive dedicated AI hardware and dramatically increasing server utilization, Tachyum contends the Prodigy system reduces capex and opex significantly, while delivering unprecedented data center performance, power, and economics.

Senko's SN connectivity technology is known for supporting high data rates; the robustly designed SN breakout connectivity is designed to enable high-speed data transmission at rates of up to 100 Gbps per port.

The company notes that its SN breakout platform is an ideal connectivity solution for high-performance computing, data center, and cloud applications that require high data rates, low latency, and high reliability.

The SN breakout connectors are designed to enable easy migration from existing 10 Gbps or 25 Gbps networks to high-speed 100 Gbps networks. The platform supports breakout cables that enable a single 400 Gbps port to be split into four 100 Gbps ports, providing increased flexibility for switch-to-switch connectivity in data center and cloud applications.

Pini Herman, senior director of solutions engineering of Tachyum, explained:

"We chose Senko's SN connectivity solutions for their high data rates, reliability, and versatility. It enabled Tachyum to develop its own networking infrastructure to support HPC/AI deployments for the Prodigy Universal Processor. Tachyum’s flattened networking infrastructure is optimized for performance, cost, efficiency, and ease of maintenance. The Prodigy system requires a high-speed and reliable connectivity solution to deliver the high-performance computing required by modern data centers and AI applications. Senko's SN connectivity solutions meet this requirement and enable us to deliver unprecedented computing performance at a fraction of the power consumption of existing solutions."

David Jenkins, director of product management at Senko, concluded:

"We are proud to have been chosen by Tachyum to provide the high-speed connectivity required by its Prodigy system. Our SN connectivity solutions are designed to provide robust and reliable performance for the most demanding data center and cloud applications. The SN breakout solution is a cost-effective and versatile solution that enables easy migration to high-speed 100 Gbps networks, providing increased flexibility and scalability for our customers."

The following video from Tachyum describes the company's Prodigy processor for hyperscale data center, supercomputer and AI applications.

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Matt Vincent | Senior Editor

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