Skip to comments.Russian government dumps Intel and AMD in favor of homemade processors
Posted on 06/23/2014 8:38:15 PM PDT by wetphoenix
Russia's policy on Western technology is clear: The country can live without it, especially if key issues like economic sanctions, NSA spying and GPS cooperation aren't resolved to its leader's satisfaction. It looks like this tough stance extends to US-designed computer chips too, as a Russian business newspaper is reporting that state departments and state-run companies will no longer purchase PCs built around Intel or AMD processors. Instead, starting in 2015, the government will order up to one million devices annually based on the "Baikal" processor, which is manufactured by a domestic company called T-Platforms.
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If only we could ditch all the Chinese crap
as long as they can copy it
A wise move on their part. In their national self-interest.
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!...You bet sure thing that will work really well
Reminds me of sending machines to France and having them replace chips sets that were US made with their own special equivalents.....It kept our spares room busy for a lot of years
True. but who can blame them?
I see this as a good thing ultimately. American companies abused the public trust siding with unconstitutional domestic spying. Let them feel the pain of lost sales. Personal I hope it bankrupts anyone involved.
But one would have to be crazy to think this is a new phenomenon. This goes back to at least the internet’s early days if not the BBS days.
I doubt their processors will be better than Intel or AMD but this move doesn’t mean they can’t reverse engineer future western processors.
How much you wanna bet the “baikal” processors are reverse engineered from either AMD or Intel chips?
Oh I’m sure they are 486DX at best. Russia never could innovate worth a damn. If they Rev-engineer them too closely though they also build whatever we put in ours in theirs. And they likely can’t find what it is otherwise they could simply code it off.
Based on ARM Cortex.
How Putin views the West and the New World Order.
Can you blame them? Why should Russia spend good money on research when it is available from the US? Industrial espionage is a big business and Clinton is known to have provided the Norks with critical technology, free.
How did we develop our missile technology if it wasn’t done with the help of Werner von Braun and other Nazis?
“Oh Im sure they are 486DX at best.”
They are 64bit 8 core ARM processors. They will be quite fast. I agree that their past expertise in computers sucks, but it looks like they acquired the tech for this and plan on building it into a profitable industry. I expect their recent alliance with China will be getting them some knowledgeable engineers too.
I’ve seen products made in Russia. Pure crap.
They could revive Red Star Linux while they are at it I guess. lol
OK if it’s AMD tech then it hauls arse well enough but then it not ‘theirs’ per se. Its still our tech though and if they build it as such it and whatever supporting chipsets still have our bugs in them.
At least that would seem logical.
Our processors are hardware-level compromised at the die level with back doors that are independent of the OS being run on them.
The Chinese have adopted the same stance. Clearly they get it.
Tthe IT industry went to hell when Commodore tanked itself. Amiga now...Amiga forever! ;)
I was reading about some of those hobby OS systems and a few were pretty interesting.
It has improved big time in a couple decades.