Tenstorrent is excited to announce its continued commitment to
India’s Digital India RISC-V Program with its investment in and partnership with Bodhi Computing. Bodhi Computing will be building and selling server-grade systems based on Tenstorrent AI and RISC-V technologies.
As part of this investment and partnership, the two companies will collaborate to pioneer the development of software and systems for RISC-V and AI solutions and play a significant role in the open-source ecosystem development in the process. Jim Keller will join Bodhi Computing’s Board of Directors.
“When I learned that the India’s Ministry of Electronics and IT started the Digital India RISC-V program to launch India’s first indigenous chipset by 2024, I knew that I wanted Tenstorrent to help” said Jim Keller, CEO of Tenstorrent. “Sambit and I have worked together for years, and he is the perfect person to lead Bodhi Computing as they build server-grade systems targeting key markets of growth in India.”
Bodhi Computing will target India’s data centers, enterprise, HPC, telecom, and automotive markets. These India markets are expecting huge growth in the coming years and represent an enormous opportunity for Bodhi Computing and Tenstorrent. Bodhi Computing will also opportunistically expand into global markets as strategic opportunities arise. Bodhi Computing will be led co-founders Sambit Sahu and Ragu Barathalwar, who are both industry veterans with a strong history of technical leadership.
“RISC-V is becoming a global movement with New India as a leading player. I am happy to note that within a year of the launch of the 1st SemiconIndia Conference by PM Narendra Modi Ji, global semicon leaders like Jim Keller are moving to India and catalyzing Future Design Startups in India. Young Indians are going to shape the future of Semicon design with Bengaluru becoming a capital of RISC-V innovation,” said Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology and Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, addressing the India RISC-V Nerds Talking to Nerds Conference, organised by Tenstorrent at Bengaluru.
“Tenstorrent is an amazing company with best-in-class technologies in terms of PPA, scalability, expandability, TCO efficiency, and time-to-market efficiency in both AI/ML and RISC-V,” said Sambit Sahu, CEO of Bodhi Computing. “Bringing great AI/ML and RISC-V technologies in the same package is going to be a key propeller for the 14 trillion dollar AI revolution that is being talked about. Tenstorrent has assembled an outstanding team, bringing in the who’s who of the technology world together. It is an honor and privilege to be working so closely with such an outstanding team with some very cool technologies.”