Yesterday I was the first press representative to visit the Baikal Electronics Company, which developed and manufactures the Baikal-T1 processor.
This small processor consumes only 5W and can work even without a cooler.
The processor has three Ethernet ports (two Gigabit and one 10 Gigabit), DDR3-1600 memory controller with support up to 8 GB, PCIe Gen.3 controller, SATA 3.0 controller (6 Gbps), USB 2.0 controller.
The processor is built on a 2-core MIPS 32 r5 P5600 (this is the first realization in the world of a processor based on this core), which operates at a frequency of up to 1.2 GHz, a built-in cache of 1 MB, a technological process of 28 nm.
The performance of Baikal-T1 is comparable to Intel Atom processors and processors of modern smartphones... Primarily it is used primarily in telecommunications equipment (routers, managed switches), but it is also suitable for low-end customers. "T-Platforma" company starts production of Tavolga Terminal TP-T22BT monoblocks based on the Baikal T1 processor.
They will be used to create workstations where special security requirements are imposed. "Tavolga" runs under Linux and can be equipped with any compatible application programs - suite of office applications LibreOffice, Firefox browser and many others. Tavolga Terminal also works in terminal mode as a web client, providing remote access to any application through a web browser or using remote work protocols such as RDP or VNC.
Baikal Electronics signed a memorandum of scientific and technical cooperation with Lenovo. Lenovo has already shown a working sample of the ThinkCentre Tiny-in-one 23 monoblock, built on the Baikal-T1 processor.
Today, for the first time, I publish data on the speed of the Baikal-T1 processor, operating at a frequency of 1 gigahertz.
Core Mark: 10342 core marks (2 thread), Whetsnone: 1052 MWIPS (2 thread), Dhrystone: 3651 VAX MIPS (1 thread). Core results for most processors can be found here. By the time the development of the Baikal-T1 processor was completed, the company had already been in existence for three years, employing 70 Russian hardware engineers and programmers. The licensed MIPS P5600 core was taken as a basis, in addition, the Ethernet, SATA and USB controllers were licensed. Russian developers had to put these components together, make them work properly with each other, and wire the chip according to the modern 28nm topology. Some of the processor's components are designed from scratch. I asked to show the topology of the Baikal-T1 processor.
The Baikal-T1 processor turned out to be quite competitive and due to a large number of different interfaces the chip has advantages over competing products of foreign developers. At a cost of about $60, it will allow the creation of telecommunications and industrial equipment, dispatch units and thin clients, automation and control systems. The Russian origin guarantees the absence of "bugs" and will allow its use in structures with increased requirements for information security. Now Baikal Electronics is working on the development of new processors based on ARM architecture - Baikal-M for desktop computers, embedded systems, industrial automation, smart cameras and Baikal-MS for microservers and embedded systems. ", Which includes computers based on the BE-T1000 processor (" Baikal-T1 ") and operating systems" Alt "for servers and workstations. The initial sales volume is planned at 1 thousand computers per month; the task for the next 2 years - to increase to 10k per month Posted in TAdviser on February 25, 2019 in Hamster Robotics More details.
"MyOffice" will appear on the "Tavolga terminal" The desktop version of the My Office suite of office programs will be supported by Tavolga Terminal workstations based on Russian Baikal-T1 processors. The company New Cloud Technologies, developer of the My Office package, and the company T-Platformi, which created the Tavolga terminal, concluded an appropriate agreement on technological partnership. The "MyOffice Standard" package, capable of working on the "Tavolga" terminal, will begin to be distributed through the "My Office" partner network from the beginning of 2018. The package allows you to create and edit documents, tables, presentations, as well as manage by post. It allows you to work with popular file formats like DOCX, XLSX and PPTX. Compatible with various operating systems including Windows and Linux.
The BE-T1000 processors will retail for 3990 rubles JSC Baikal Electronics, a Russian company and microprocessor manufacturer, announced in May 2018 the beginning of retail sales of its products in quantities needed for prototyping and production of test samples of products. Starting June 1, 2018, home systems on a chip BE-T1000 (codenamed Baikal-T1) will be available at Chip & Dip electronic component stores. The retail price of one processor is 3990 rubles. The price policy of product series for serial production is determined by JSC "Baikal Electronics" on an individual basis. In this case, the supply of products is carried out by AD "Baikal Electronics" directly to the customer. The BE-T1000 SoC meets the requirements for Russian-made industrial products and is classified as a second-level integrated circuit.
Baikal processors are starting to be sold in retail. The price is reduced by four times In fact, the BFC is a one-off computer without a graphics subsystem (a dedicated video card). In addition, the dashboard can be connected to an external monitor for visual display - the video will be processed by the central processor itself. The company explains that earlier these boards with Baikal processors were available only to legal entities, and their price was about 200 thousand rubles. Now 3.1 BFK in retail will be sold at a price of 50 thousand rubles, although this amount can be adjusted by about 5 thousand rubles. depending on the adopted system of taxation. Those who want to test the capabilities of the Baikals before buying them can now do so for free. On January 11, it became known that thanks to the efforts of Baikal Electronics and the Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics (CMC) of Moscow State University, a domestic electronics laboratory began to work on the basis of the VMC data center, access to which is open to all interested parties . Using the resources of the laboratory, called the Baikal Electronics Laboratory (LEB), it is possible to evaluate the performance of the central processing unit and solutions based on it, as well as debugging applications and system software.