Russia introduces the first Elbrus-8S processor-based computer




Ruselectronics introduced its first desktop computer powered by the local processor Elbrus-8S. The new eight-core processor is manufactured according to 28nm manufacturing technology, a clear delay from Intel’s latest 14-nm Kaby Lake processors

The Russian state-owned company was founded in 1997 and its shares are fully returned to the Russian state company Rustic, which was established in late 2007 to promote technical development. According to the company, the new chip is three to five times faster than the former domestic processor Elbrus-4S, Input and output channels are eight times higher than before.

The Russian company Ruselectronics introduced its previous processor Elbrus-4S in 2015, which was known in the technical press as a slow performance, compared with technology professionals with processors dating back to 1999, while the new processor Elbrus-8S does not compare with the current processors from Intel and AMD, but it may constitute a significant leap forward.

Ruselectronics said that the new processor has features that ensure users a high level of information security, although it is not currently clear what these features and capabilities, called the computer working by this processor named Elbrus 801-PC.

The computer works with a Linux-based operating system called Elbrus OS, as well as custom-created applications for the platform, as well as running x86 / x86-64 architecture applications through a compatibility layer, which can be a major blow to overall performance .

In recent years, Russia has tried to extricate itself from US-made technology by shifting to its own local offers, much of which can be justified by the economic factor and justified by a national security perspective.

Last year, it announced that it was operating its own Sailfish OS operating system as a basis for accessing an alternative system for its own Android system, to be used within Russian government agencies and state-owned enterprises.

Russia is seeing an increase in the number of local computer manufacturers and silicon-based electronics manufacturers. In May, the Russian brand T-Platforms released a 21.5-inch all-in-one computer powered by the MIPS-based Baikal-T1 processor Baikal Baikal Electronics.


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