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Tachyum partners with SENKO to deliver lightning-fast information transfer in data centers for AI and HPC applications.


On April 25, 2023, Tachyum™ announced a new partnership with Senko Advanced Components, Inc. The collaboration focuses on Optical Interconnect Solutions for Tachyum’s Prodigy® systems, enabling high-speed data transfer in data centers. Tachyum™ selected SN® connectivity due to its optimized packing density, proven reliability, and high degree of versatility.

As a leading manufacturer of passive fiber optic components, SENKO’s SN connector is specifically designed to support high-performance, high-density supercomputing applications such as AI. Its optimized packing density, high-speed data transfer capabilities, and low latency are crucial for AI applications that require quick and precise processing of massive amounts of data. SENKO’s SN connectivity supports data rates of 400Gbps or 800Gbps per channel, making it one of the fastest connectivity solutions on the market. The SN’s precision ferrules and low latency ensure that data is processed in real time, which is essential for applications where quick decision-making is vital. Looking ahead, the SN-MT16 ‘multi-fiber’ connector is also well placed to usher in the next wave of super-compute processing, with data rates as high as 1.6TB or even 3.2TB at the switch port.

SN is fast becoming the connector of choice for hyper-scale data centers running high-performance computing applications. As an integral part of these systems, the SN connector can be deployed as the external interconnect between switches and compute equipment, providing unparalleled patching density in distribution areas and cross-connects. Due to its significantly reduced footprint size, the SN connector can also be deployed inside switches that require fiber optic connectivity directly on the board.

“We are proud to have been selected by Tachyum to provide the high-speed optical connectivity required by its Prodigy system,” said Yohei Sato, Vice President of Sales at SENKO. “Our SN connectivity solutions are designed to provide reliable high speed data 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 networks, providing increased flexibility and scalability for our customers.”

SN’s direct breakout capability at the switch port enables easy migration from lower data rates to higher data rates and provides users with a much greater switch-port density within high-radix switches. A 32-port switch can operate as a 64-port or even 128-port switch, giving super-compute providers a quadrupled density across the system.

“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” said Pini Herman, Senior Director of Solutions Engineering of Tachyum. “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.”

Prodigy delivers a revolutionary new architecture that unifies the functionality of CPU, GPGPU, and TPU into a single chip. As a Universal Processor, Prodigy provides both the high performance required for cloud and HPC/AI workloads within a single architecture. 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, Prodigy reduces CAPEX and OPEX significantly while delivering unprecedented data center performance, power, and economics. Prodigy 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.


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About Tachyum

Tachyum is transforming AI, HPC, public and private cloud data center markets with its recently launched flagship product. Prodigy, the world’s first Universal Processor, unifies the functionality of a CPU, a GPU, and a TPU into a single processor that delivers industry-leading performance, cost, and power efficiency for both specialty and general-purpose computing. When Prodigy processors are provisioned in a hyperscale data center, they enable all AI, HPC, and general-purpose applications to run on one hardware infrastructure, saving companies billions of dollars per year. With data centers currently consuming over 4% of the planet’s electricity, predicted to be 10% by 2030, the ultra-low power Prodigy Universal Processor is critical to continue doubling worldwide 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


About Senko

Senko Advanced Components Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of SENKO Advance Co., Ltd. which is headquartered in Yokkaichi, Japan. With 16 locations globally and dozens of design and manufacturing facilities providing local support to customers all around the globe. SENKO was incorporated in the United States in the early nineties and has since been recognized as one of the industry’s specialists in passive fiber optic interconnects and optical components. To date, SENKO has deployed over 800 million connectors. 150+ patents awarded, with more than 300 patents pending. For more information, visit

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