Nvidia’s top GPU might get dethroned sooner than you think. Up till now, Nvidia has held the title of having the best GPU but this may not be the scenario anymore as Nvidia, finally, has a formidable new AI rival. Who do you think it is? It may not be who you think it is.
Tachyum is planning to kill every other CPU and GPU in the universe with its Prodigy processor and Nvidia’s top GPU might also get killed in the battle of the brands. Tachyum shared more juicy details about its upcoming chip this week and we have brought those details straight to you.
Revealed by Tachyum’s representatives, The Tachyum Prodigy is going to feature a universal homogeneous processor with up to 128 cores, ARM, RISC-V binaries, and can run x86, using software emulation with zero performance degradation.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO NVIDIA AND INTEL?
Should Intel and Nvidia be worried? Yes! The Tachyum Prodigy can outrun any processor when it is running native code. Be it Intel’s Xeon processors, Tachyum’s bad boy can outperform it by 10 times, at lower power, without breaking a sweat.
As far as Nvidia is concerned, this processor is capable of leaving Nvidia’s A100 GPUs behind in inference tasks, processing, AI training, and HPC.
GOOD NEWS FOR SOFTWARE MAKERS
Even though Prodigy processor’s proprietary compiler will be needed for the chip to truly demonstrate everything that it is capable of, according to Tachyum, software makers do not need to worry about it. They can just use PyTorch environments and open-source TensorFlow to develop and use innovative machine learning applications and artificial intelligence.
Though Tachyum has not disclosed a lot about its Prodigy processor including the type of memory it supports, what we can tell is that different versions of Tachyum Prodigy processor will be available according to edge and data centre applications.
WHEN CAN YOU GET YOUR HANDS-ON IT?
The Prodigy processor is expected to hit the market in the next, year or, two years because it will enter volume production in 2021. We are looking forward to this one-of-a-kind processor.