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Russian government dumps Intel and AMD in favor of homemade processors

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Russia's policy on Western technology is clear: The country can live without it, especially if key issues like economic sanctionsNSA 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. An interesting twist, however, is that the Baikal processor is actually based on an ARM (Cortex-A57) design, which means the East / West divorce isn't quite as complete as it might sound. It could also mean that many Russian bureaucrats won't get the chance to be a Mac or a PC: they'll have to use some sort of ARM-compatible, presumably Linux-basedoperating system instead.

 

 

http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/23/russian-government-avoids-intel-amd-chips-for-baikal/#comments

 

 

This is going to be a disaster for Russia.  They will have to re-wright every software, 

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Well, using a Linux based system wont be so bad for them.  But using Russian made chips might be a huge advantage, for us.  :)

 

Of course, they will probably just steal our technology and call it their own.

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I may have a few Cyrix 686 chips left over from the 90s that I could sell to them. Haven't had an Intel chip in my machines since my first 386dx.

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