Former NSA SIGINT Director, LTG(R) Richard Zahner Joins Tachyum Government Corp.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., November 17, 2020 – Tachyum™ Inc. today announced that retired Army Lieutenant General. Richard Zahner has joined the advisory board of its newly created Tachyum Government Corporation, bringing extensive leadership experience and knowledge of intelligence operations that support the company’s efforts in providing strategic value to the military and defense communities.
LTG(R) Zahner is a career military intelligence officer with extensive leadership experience in intelligence operations at the Combatant Command, Operational Theater and National Security Agency levels. He also directed critical institutional modernization initiatives of both intelligence and cyber forces for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Department of the Army.
During a 36-year career, LTG(R) Zahner’s diverse assignments included service in Airborne, Special Operations, Special Mission and Heavy ground forces. He also served as the Director of Signals Intelligence, National Security Agency and as the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Intelligence and War-fighting Support). Since retirement, LTG(R) Zahner has advised OSD (OUSDI) on cyber policy and Joint Intelligence Centers; served on a number of NSA Advisory Board panels and DARPA- sponsored innovation initiatives; and supported development of hybrid airship technology for persistent intelligence and Multi-Domain Operations support.
"Military and intelligence agencies are among the organizations that can best benefit from the implementation of a high-performance, low-latency universal processor like Prodigy,” said Dr. Radoslav Danilak, Tachyum founder and CEO. “To ensure that we are properly addressing the demanding needs of defense and intelligence organizations, we need people who have served on the front lines, and who have senior command and policy experience to help us tailor our solutions to best serve these institutions. Having LTG(R) Zahner on our Board of Advisors fully satisfies this need. His experience and expertise provide a critical window into how we can offer capabilities that provide the utmost value to government organizations."
Prodigy's strategic value to national defense spans the entire gamut of the DoD and IC (Intelligence community) missions and systems. Its impact is disruptive across a broad spectrum of use cases. Prodigy’s unprecedented universal computing capabilities and its low cost and high energy efficiency span across data center, AI, HPC, and telecommunications workloads. Prodigy will proliferate low power data center solutions, Big AI and unprecedented HPC capabilities throughout departments, agencies, and programs. The ability of Prodigy-powered servers to seamlessly switch from normal CPU workloads to AI processing is unique to Tachyum’s Prodigy.
Tachyum is disrupting data centers, HPC and AI markets by providing universality, industry leading performance, cost and power, while enabling data centers that are more powerful than the human brain. Tachyum, co-founded by Dr. Radoslav Danilak, and its flagship product Prodigy, the world’s first and only universal processor, begins production in 2021. Prodigy brings unprecedented value targeting a $50B market that is growing at 20% per year. With data centers currently consuming over 3% of the planet’s electricity, and 10% by 2025, low power Prodigy is critical for the continued doubling of worldwide data center capacity every 4 years. Tachyum has offices in the USA and Slovakia, EU.