Tachyum Inc. has announced that its Prodigy Universal Processor has completed software emulation testing across x86, ARM and RISC-V binary environments. According to the company, this milestone demonstrates that Prodigy will enable customers to run their legacy applications transparently at launch with better performance than any contemporary or future ARM or RISC-V processors.

Coupled with hyperscale data center workhorse programs such as Hadoop, Apache and more, which Tachyum is recompiling to Prodigy native code, this capability will ensure that Prodigy customers can run a broad spectrum of applications, right out of the box.

Tachyum said its customers consistently indicate that they would run 100% native applications within 9-18 months of transitioning to the Tachyum platform to exceed performance of the fastest Xeon processor. The emulation is to smoothly transition to native software for Tachyum Prodigy.

Tachyum is said to be working on native Linux distribution with many applications in time for the Prodigy launch in 2021. For convenience, Tachyum also provides the ability to transparently install and run legacy applications using a dynamic binary translator that converts x86, ARM or RISC-V code to Prodigy native ISA (Instruction Set Architecture).

Tachyum’s Prodigy can run HPC applications, convolution AI, explainable AI, general AI, bio AI and spiking neural networks, as well as normal data center workloads on a single homogeneous processor platform with its simple programming model.

Prodigy will enter volume production in 2021.

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