Russia works on own processor

Russia works on own processor

The government of the Russian Federation has decided to replace Intel and AMD processors by producing a computer chip that will be used in government offices and state-run companies. The decision has been taken in order to protect the Russian state against US processors that may have backdoors and various holes that allow spying by the United States.

The initiative comes from Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia and follows a move executed a few years ago when the Russian administration moved to Linux and stopped using the Windows operating system.

The upcoming Russian chip is currently known as “Baikal” and is named after the most voluminous fresh water lake in the world. It will be designed by a company named T-Platforms, which happens to be a Russian maker of super computers. Some other Russian companies will assist too.

There’s very little information on this Russian chip except that there will be two versions of it – the Baikal M and Baikal M/S. Both of them will be based on the ARM Cortex-A57 64-bit processor and will be used in servers and desktop computers. Most likely the chip will be built on 28 nm tech process.

Source: Hexus.net

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