About a hundred companies are interested in using the Russian Baikal-T1 processor. First orders received

    In May 2015, Baikal Electronics began testing the Baikal-T1 dual-core processor on the 32-bit MIPS Warrior core. This processor is proposed to be considered the first domestic-made processor for commercial rather than defense needs, RBC writes . About a hundred Russian companies are interested in using a processor, and a cooperation agreement has already been concluded with Taiwanese manufacturer of embedded computers Lanner.


    Baikal Electronics uses the 32-bit MIPS Warrior core, as does ELVIS-NeoTek in the VIP-1 processor. MIPS architecture also uses ELVIS-NeoTechfor video processing. The Baikal-T1 processor is manufactured in a factory that makes chips for Apple, Taiwan's TSMC. It occupies more than 45% of the contracted microelectronics production market.

    Baikal Electronics designs and creates software for the processor. Baikal-T1will be used in household appliances, machine tools, routers. Perhaps T-Platforms, one of the main investors, will itself produce devices, which will accelerate the return on investment. The joint venture T-Platform and Rostec, Stankoprom, uses Baikal-T1 in the Resource-30 numerical control system, which can replace the worker at the machine. By the end of 2015, Axitech will release a controller for dispatch systems based on Baikal-T1, and Depo Computers will test the second processor from the Baikal line in 2016.

    The next product will be a processor for personal computers Baikal-M in 2016, and in 2017 the company will release Baikal-MS for microservers.

    Baikal-T1 main features:
    2 superscalar cores MIPS Warrior P5600 32 r5
    Operating frequency 1.2 GHz
    L2 cache 1 MB
    DDR3-1600 memory controller

    Integrated interfaces:
    1 10Gb Ethernet
    port 2 1Gb Ethernet port
    PCIe Gen.3 x4 controller
    2 SATA 3.0 ports
    USB 2.0

    Energy consumption less than 5W
    . Process 28 nanometers (TSMC).
    Case 25x25 mm

    Investments in Baikal Electronics amounted to less than two billion dollars. 75% of the company belongs to T-Platforms, 25% - T-Nano. In turn, T-Nano is owned equally by Rusnano and T-Platforms. This is not the first chip manufacturer in the Rusnano portfolio: the fund owns a stake in Quantenna.

    According to Opanasenko's forecast, in 2016 the company will sell one hundred thousand Baikal-T1 processors. For five years, Baikal Electronics plans to take a share of several percent in the world market, selling processors to Germany, China, Brazil, Argentina, Israel and the UAE.

    The founder of Baikal has experience in creating computers based on third-party processors T-Platforms. The most powerful supercomputer in Russia in 2014 was the MSU computer manufactured by this company - “A-Class”took 22nd place in the TOP-500 rating. According to Opanasenko, in T-Platforms, he was haunted by the thought that “in five years the country will turn into a“ screwdriver collector ”. Therefore, he created Baikal Electronics.

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