Tachyum Announces Opening of Business Unit to Serve U.S. EU and NATO Member Government Customers

Tachyum | September 09, 2020

Tachyum Announces Opening of Business Unit to Serve U.S. EU and NATO Member Government Customers
Tachyum™ Inc. today announced it is opening a business unit to serve U.S., EU and NATO member government customers of its Prodigy Universal Processor for demanding HPC, artificial intelligence and machine learning workloads. Although the company’s primary market is hyperscale data centers, Tachyum’s CEO Dr. Rado Danilak recognized that government agencies – notably military and intelligence – are early adopters of Prodigy. Its ultra-low-power, ultra-high-performance enables and vastly improves next-generation defense systems such as unmanned aircraft and underwater systems, cybersecurity, communications, analytics, and more.

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There is broad interest in the United States in identifying key factors of community resilience and understanding where we stand as a Nation related to those factors so that we can develop better-informed capacity-building strategies. The Mitigation Framework Leadership Group has developed a draft concept with potential indicators and measures of community resilience that may be considered by a variety of users when evaluating how to improve communities’ ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. The Draft Concept Paper documents the approach.

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Stratasys Introduces Data Security Platform Supporting Growing U.S. Government Implementations of 3D Printing

Stratasys | September 30, 2021

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There is broad interest in the United States in identifying key factors of community resilience and understanding where we stand as a Nation related to those factors so that we can develop better-informed capacity-building strategies. The Mitigation Framework Leadership Group has developed a draft concept with potential indicators and measures of community resilience that may be considered by a variety of users when evaluating how to improve communities’ ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. The Draft Concept Paper documents the approach.