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Tachyum Runs Native Security-Enhanced Linux to Ensure Protection of Critical Infrastructure




LAS VEGAS, October 11, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tachyum™ today announced that Prodigy, the world’s first universal processor, successfully runs Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux), the security architecture for Linux systems that enables administrators to better control who can access a system. This latest success from the Tachyum software team is helping to meet customer requirements in many of its key markets.

SELinux is used to enforce resource policies that define the level of access users, programs, and services have on a system. It was originally developed by the US National Security Agency (NSA) as a series of Linux kernel patches using Linux Security Modules (LSM). SELinux was released to the open source community in 2000 and was integrated into the upstream Linux kernel in 2003.

Another critical component built into the robust Tachyum software stack, SELinux running on Prodigy helps provide a secure infrastructure for a variety of use cases, including:

  • Next-generation autonomous supersonic and hypersonic fighters

  • Financial infrastructure based on cryptocurrency and blockchain

  • Supercomputers used for classified and national security applications

  • Autonomous cars

  • Robotics

  • Military and defense applications to prevent some type of electronic warfare

“Having the ability to run SELinux on Prodigy is vitally important for those who need NSA-level security for their compute architecture and mission-critical applications,” said Dr. Radoslav Danilak, Founder and CEO of Tachyum. “Not only is it important to Tachyum Government customers, but it is also important to the EU’s key strategic sovereignty to protect its critical infrastructure, which is exposed today. The Critical Systems Access application provides safeguards against state and non-state actors on a large scale of attacks or protection of people from bots that have been hacked.This is a major milestone for our software development team and a big step forward for the usability of Prodigy in the broad market.”

Tachyum’s Prodigy integrates 128 custom-designed high-performance 64-bit compute cores with CPU, GPU, and TPU functionality in a single device, allowing it to deliver performance up to 4x that of the highest performing x86 CPUs (for cloud workloads) and up to 3x that of the highest performing GPU for HPC and 6x for AI applications.

Prodigy delivers unprecedented data center performance, power and economy, dramatically reducing CAPEX and OPEX. Due to their utility for high-performance and business applications, Prodigy-powered data center servers can seamlessly and dynamically switch between workloads, eliminating the need for expensive dedicated AI hardware and dramatically increasing utilization. servers.

A video demonstration of SELinux running on Prodigy is available at

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Tachyum is transforming the AI, HPC, and public and private cloud data center markets with its recently launched flagship product. Prodigy, the world’s first general-purpose processor, unifies the functionality of a CPU, GPU, and TPU into a single processor that delivers industry-leading performance, cost, and power efficiency for specialty and high-end computing. general use. When Prodigy processors are delivered in a large-scale data center, they enable all AI, HPC, and general-purpose applications to run on hardware infrastructure, saving businesses billions of dollars. dollars per year. With data centers currently consuming more than 4% of the world’s electricity, up from 10% by 2030, the ultra-low-power Prodigy Universal Processor is essential to continue to double global data center capacity every four years. Tachyum, co-founded by Dr. Radoslav Danilak, is building the world’s fastest AI supercomputer (128 AI exaflops) in the EU based on Prodigy processors. Tachyum has offices in the United States and Slovakia. For more information, visit

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Mark Smith
JPR Communications