Named for the Greek "tachy,"
meaning speed, combined with "-um," indicating an element, Tachyum
emerged from stealth mode in 2017 dedicated to engineering disruptive
intelligent information processing products. Tachyum's founders have a track
record of solving problems caused by device physics to deliver transformational
products to market. The Campbell, Calif.-based company received seed funding in
|Tachyum and the Top SSD Companies List |
editor - StorageSearch.com
- January 23, 2018
Tachyum hasn't appeared in the
Top SSD Companies List
yet... But it's starting to attract interest among more readers and the
company appeared in the closely outlying (unranked) portion of the list (26 to
35 zone of companies) in
incidentally was the same quarter that the in-situ SSD processing pioneer NGD
Systems grabbed the #1 slot in list. So watch this space.
computer market is in a new state of getting readiness with alt-nvms in
production and being supported by tiering software and datasystems are aiming to
stretch their reach downwards (to ultra low power batteryless zones for IoT)
while at the same time aspiring to stretch upwards to bigger memoryfication
infrastructures in the cloud. Processors are becoming married and genetically
bonded to memory in ways which have been contemplated for decades but which
before were too problematic to integrate at the SoC level.
idea of SSD-CPU equivalence which proved to be the gate opener for SSD
acceleration in high end applications at a card and box level (in pioneering
applications in the 1990s) and whose early adoption launched the modern era of
the enterprise SSD market in about 2003, well - that SSD-CPU equivalence idea
is moving to the SoC. Trust me I've been
right about some
of these things before.
|Who's who in SSD? - Tachyum |
editor - StorageSearch.com
- February 2017
We don't know any details of
Tachyum's plans yet but what we do know is that in past ventures the founders
have changed the economic boundaries of what the data systems industry had
previously believed to be possible by their alchemy with product
architectures, processor and controller interactions with raw memory (in big
and small architectures) and deep analysis to reap the benefits of cumulative
efficiency increments to a microscopic and forensic degree which no other
competitors at the time imagined possible.
One of key trends in the
industry right now is the fast forward to large memory systems architecture.
Simply replacing all the old rotating storage architectures with solid
state storage was never the endpoint of the SSD market - merely a necessary
transition towards more dataflow capable infrastructures in which modern
applications can run without prejudicing processor and memory boundaries. The
muletracks of dotcom era server architecture will be discarded except as legacy
The modern world needs supercomputer analytics
power at commodity pricing everywhere it can serve business needs. I suspect
that's the direction which Tachyum is aiming at. Of course I may be far off the
track myself. But whatever happens next will be worthy of our attention.
February 2017 -
Tachyum emerged from stealth mode with a "hello world" announcement
but no product details at that time.
changed in SSD year 2016?
RAM news - ain't what it used to
utilization ratios and the software event horizon
hidden segments in the enterprise for rackmount SSDs
big physical memory -
user risk reward and design controllernomics
what's in a number? -
a shorthand to describe any SSD accelerated server
our impact could be 100x SandForce
says cofounder of Tachyum
|Editor:- February 8, 2017 - Tachyum emerged from stealth mode today
announcing its "mission to
conquer the performance plateau in nanometer-class chips and the systems they
Tachyum (named for the Greek
"tachy," meaning speed, combined with "-um," indicating an
element) was cofounded by Dr. Radoslav "Rado"
Danilak, who has invented more than 100 patents and spent more than
25 years designing state-of-the-art processing systems and delivering
significant products to market.
Among other things Rado founded or
cofounded 2 significant companies in
- an ultra efficient petabyte
scale rackmount SSD company
2014 - and
designed the most widely deployed
SandForce was acquired by LSI
for $322 million in 2011
and in 2014
LSI's SSD business was acquired by
past work in processor applications include:- at Wave Computing where he
architected the 10GHz Processing Element of their deep learning DPU.
the technology void and market gap which Tachyum will focus on Rado said:-
"We have entered a post-Moore's Law era where performance hit a
plateau, cost reduction slowed dramatically, and process node shrinks and CPU
release cycles are getting longer. An innovative new approach, from first
principles is the only realistic chance we have of achieving performance
improvements to rival those that powered the tech industry of past decades, and
the opportunity is a hundred times greater than any venture I've been involved
Editor's comments:- on
said "I don't know any details but with so many physics rooted data agility
problems still needing to be solved anything that Rado Danilak does will be
worthy of our future attention."
Rado replied - "Like always
you are right on target. In fact Tachyum is 100x of SandForce opportunity and