Today, Ceremorphic, a startup, is coming out of stealth mode with $50 million of series A funding along with the announcement of the QS 1 chip, which it claims can address multiple high-performance computing workloads from AI training to metaverse computing. Its Hierarchical Learning Processor (HLP) is built on TSMC’s 5nm node and the company claims to support PCIe 6.0 and CXL 3.0
Backed by over 100 patents, one of Ceremorphic’s key technologies is what it calls its ThreadArch technology for multi-threaded processing. Although no further details were provided, the HLP also contains several key IP blocks, including a custom machine learning processor and a floating-point unit, both of which operate at 2GHz. Besides these AI and HPC accelerators, the QS 1 further contains a multi-threaded RISC-V CPU and a M55 V1 GPU (which Ceremorphic claims is targeted for metaverse processing) that operate at 1GHz.