20 January 2016

UIMC Started Developing Equipment Based on Russian Processor and Protected from Cyberespionage

The corporation started developing computing equipment based of a new Russian 8-core microprocessor Elbrus-8C. The hardware will replace foreign models that do not guarantee lack of spyware or protection against information leaks.

The new generation chips are based on a modern 28 nm processor. Clock frequency of Elbrus-8C is 1,3 GHz, and the capacity is 250 Gflops. It is going to be the basis for computer stations, laptops, and servers. Institute of Electronic Control Machines is running the project.

“We are developing equipment for the state and for strategic sectors of the economy, where the issues of data protection and replacement unsafe foreign solutions are up-to-date,” commented Director of the Innovation Development Department of United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation Alexander Kalinin. “Microprocessor is, so to say, the brain of computing devices, and it should be made in Russia for our trusted systems, together with other hardware and software. Such a combination guarantees no bookmarks or leaks. New generation Elbrus allows solving those issues at a totally new level”.

Compared to the predecessors, the peak capacity of the new Russian equipment will increase by 3-5 times, and the channel throughput – by 8 times.

In addition to developing traditional computing systems, larger projects are under implementation. For example, the capacity of servers with Elbrus-8C will allow creating a supercomputer on its basis.

At the moment, the market gets hardware based on microprocessors Elbrus of previous generations. In particular, last year the corporation supplied the first servers based on Elbrus-4C to federal executive authorities of Russia. Besides, in 2015, by the order of Federal Protection Service of Russia, a system was built based on Elbrus. Its purpose is to create one protected communication network of cyphered documentation channels of CIS countries and Russia.