Russian government will use its own ARM processors for PCs and servers




The Russian government is abandoning Intel and AMD processors in favor of one made in Russia processor based on the ARM architecture. Why Russia is making the switch is unknown. The first processor is displayed in 2015.

The relevant processor called Baikal and a octacore based on Cortex A57 microarchitecture running at around 2GHz, writes Itar-Tass, a Russian news agency. The processor will be made on 28nm. In 2016, a variant with sixteen cores should appear.

Cortex A57 is the latest ARM core based on ARMv8 architecture with 64bit support. In the near future, smartphones and tablets appear with Cortex-A57 processor cores, whether or not in combination with the more economical and less powerful Cortex A53. Include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 has Cortex A57 cores in the soc.

Russia wants to use the Baikal processors for desktops and servers of the state. Who now have processors from Intel and AMD on board. Why Russia wants to make the switch is unknown. Presumably the Russian government wants to make sure by making your own hardware that security is in order.

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