Rostec and Yadro, a developer of data storage systems and servers, will create the first Russian processor of a new generation based on the open architecture RISC-V for computers and servers. It will be an 8-core device that has 2 GHz clock frequency and 12 nm feature size, Vedomosti writes.
RISC-V is an open standard instruction set architecture for microprocessors and microcontrollers, and its specification is publicly available for commercial use. According to the representatives of Yadro, RISC-V is recognized as the most promising among all existing architectures; Google, Samsung, Huawei, Nvidia, Western Digital, Qualcomm, Alibaba and many others have already announced that they would use RISC-V in their own developments.
Processors will be ready by 2025. By this time, it is planned to implement the developments into computer equipment in the departments of Rostec, and in the subordinate institutions of the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health. In four years, the project initiators plan to sell 60 thousand computers and servers with new processors.
The costs of developing processors will amount to 27.8 billion rubles, of which 18 billion rubles will be provided by anchor customers (Rostec and its subsidiary National Technologies), and 9.8 billion will be allocated from the federal budget.