An experimental batch of Elbrus-8C processors was launched

    Today , an experimental batch of universal Elbrus-8C microprocessors was launched into production , with an estimated operating frequency of 1.3 GHz. The computing power of this processor is 250 Gflops, and it is produced using technology - 28 nm. The receipt of finished samples of microcircuits is expected in October 2014.

    The Elbrus-8C microprocessor is a completely Russian development, which is carried out by CJSC MCST. Its crystal is designed using 28 nm technology, has 8 processor cores with improved 64-bit Elbrus architecture of the 3rd generation, cache memory of the 2nd level with a total volume of 4 megabytes and a 3rd level with a capacity of 16 megabytes.

    On the basis of this development, it is planned to organize the mass production of servers, workstations and other computer equipment intended for use in government institutions and business structures that place high demands on information security, as well as for use in high-performance computing, signal processing, and telecommunications.

    By the end of 2014, prototypes of a 4-processor server based on Elbrus-8C processors with a capacity of 1 teraflops should appear.

    Distinctive features of the domestic processor from its competitors are as follows:
    • the ability to perform on each core up to 25 operations per machine cycle;
    • dynamic binary translation technology that allows for efficient execution of applications and operating systems distributed in x86 binary codes;
    • support for secure computing mode with special hardware control of the integrity of the memory structure, which allows to ensure a high level of information security using its software systems.

    The base operating system for the Elbrus platform is the Elbrus OS, built on the basis of the Linux kernel. The platform programming system supports the languages ​​C, C ++, Java, Fortran-77, Fortran-90.

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