"Baikal-M" is officially presented and will soon go into series

The domestic chip BE-M1000, which previously appeared under the name Baikal-M, was re-introduced by Baikal Electronics. This time, the manufacturer spoke in more detail about the technical characteristics of the first Russian processor, created on the architecture of ARM. The presentation took place as part of the Open Innovations forum in Skolkovo.




The new Baikal-M operates on eight 64-bit Cortex-A57 cores (ARMv8-A) and a Mali-T628 GPU. In addition, the chip was equipped with many communication interfaces (PCI Express 3.0, SATA, USB 3.0, Ethernet, etc.), as well as a video decoder with support for resolutions up to 4K.

The 28-nanometer BE-M1000 with a crystal area of ​​240 mm² consists of 2 billion transistors. At the same time, the thermal package of the processor is less than 30 watts. At the moment, it is known that the engineering sample of the chip is stably tested at frequencies of about 1,5 GHz. In addition, the developers declare the full functionality of the integrated graphics adapter and the ability of the memory controller to interact with DDR4-2133 SDRAM.

As for the serial production, the appearance of motherboards based on the new chip on sale is expected in the second quarter of next year. At present, key samples of Baikal Electronics have received trial samples of DBM boards with a BE-M1000 processor.

Over the next 2-3 years, the developer plans to release dozens, or maybe even hundreds of thousands of Baikal-M chips. The approximate cost of motherboards with the first domestic ARM processor is projected at $ 500.
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  1. Nick Offline Nick
    Nick (Nikolai) 23 October 2019 14: 12
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    Well 28 nanometers, today, of course, not Ice. Processors of 14 nanometers are being released for the third year. And Americans with Koreans plan to launch the production of 20 nanometer processors in the 5th year. As they say, we have a lot to strive for.
    1. Igor Aviator Offline Igor Aviator
      Igor Aviator (Igor Aviator) 23 October 2019 20: 13
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      Quote: Nick
      Well 28 nanometers, today, of course, not Ice. Processors of 14 nanometers are being released for the third year. And Americans with Koreans plan to launch the production of 20 nanometer processors in the 5th year. As they say, we have a lot to strive for.

      Dear, please tell me which of the processors you mentioned has built-in interfaces (PCI Express 3.0, SATA, USB 3.0, Ethernet, etc.), as well as a video decoder supporting resolutions up to 4K? That's the beauty of it, that, in fact, it is not a "processor, but a" computer "on a chip! controllers, audio and video controllers. Baikal-8M already has all this IN ITS STRUCTURE! To create a system unit, you just need to dissolve the connectors and supply power!
      1. Nick Offline Nick
        Nick (Nikolai) 23 October 2019 22: 01
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        Quote: Igor Aviator
        Dear, please tell me which of the processors you mentioned has built-in interfaces (PCI Express 3.0, SATA, USB 3.0, Ethernet, etc.), as well as a video decoder supporting resolutions up to 4K? The beauty is that, in fact, this is not a "processor, but a" computer "on a chip!

        I do not own the question at such a deep level, sorry. Thanks for the useful information.
        Sincerely ... hi
      2. Dmitry Petrovich (Dmitry Petrovich) 23 October 2019 22: 31
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        Intel and AMD processors all have almost the same on board, and have started to have it since 2009 (approximately), I'm not talking about PCI Express and UHD versions, but about the set of processor functions, that it had a built-in graphics accelerator, memory controller, PCI Express controller, USB 3.0 support, etc. In the declared characteristics of "Baikal", a processor from Intel called Skylake began production in 2015. AMD released the Opteron A2014-series in 1100, and Baikal is its clone.
        1. P12P Offline P12P
          P12P (Eugene) 24 October 2019 11: 52
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          What else clone? Baikal is ARM - except for Android and Linux / freeBSD, nothing will work there.
          1. Dmitry Zdhanovich (Dmitry Zdhanovich) 24 October 2019 14: 38
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            Quote: P12P
            ... what other clone? Baikal is ARM - except for Android and Linux / freeBSD, nothing will work there.

            Suddenly ... AMD has been working with ARM for a long time to create an alternative to x86-64 processors in those market segments where it is possible and practical. On the eve of Advanced Micro Devices, it released the Opteron A1100 data center processors (SoC). The family includes 4- and 8-core chips, which have 8 MB of cache in the third level, RAM support of DDR3L and DDR4 types and low TDP. AMD A1100 concept is as follows: eight A57 cores based on ARM architecture, oriented to servers and embedded systems. The processor supports up to 128 GB of memory in RDIMM format and two 10GBase-KR Ethernet ports. The cores are equipped with 4 MB of L2 cache (in total), the volume of L3 cache is 8 MB. The Opteron A1100 is manufactured using a 28-nm process technology. AMD's thermal package indicates 25 watts. That was in 2015. The only plus of Baikal is the price of 500 against ~ 3000, if not lied.
            1. P12P Offline P12P
              P12P (Eugene) 27 October 2019 09: 39
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              And what did he write about? Baikal is an ARM, except for * nix-OS nothing works for them, the practical value tends to zero - even if you install Linux, it is not a fact that there are open drivers for this processor and this processor will work without problems.
              1. Dmitry Zdhanovich (Dmitry Zdhanovich) 30 October 2019 09: 43
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                Quote: P12P
                And what did he write about?

                About it:

                Quote: P12P
                What else clone?

                Quote: P12P
                Baikal is ARM

                So what? It was created in the first place, as an alternative to intellect with air vents, which are unacceptable to use in certain areas. And shkolot, yes, he is not needed, you can’t walk in the gulk.
                1. P12P Offline P12P
                  P12P (Eugene) 2 November 2019 15: 43
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                  Intel has a completely different processor architecture, it sounds like a motorcycle engine competes with helicopter engines.
        2. Tolik_74 Offline Tolik_74
          Tolik_74 (Anatoly) 25 October 2019 11: 39
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          Let me object, because Intel and AMD processors were copied from the Soviet Elbrus processor, and Pentkovsky, a runaway defector, helped me in this. So, it’s still difficult to say what is a clone, but most likely, Intel and AMD. IMHO.
      3. Dmitry Petrovich (Dmitry Petrovich) 23 October 2019 23: 07
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        And why does this product need a chip for 200+ contacts in the lower left part of the picture? My experience suggests that this is exactly what you call the NORTHERN bridge.
      4. Alien on this holiday of life 24 October 2019 11: 18
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        Am I supposed to drop my jaw on the floor now? I am not a specialist, how do I know how technically justified all this is and is not taken out of context by you?
  2. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
    Pishenkov (Alexey) 23 October 2019 14: 54
    +3
    This is one of the small ... or even the first article on this portal from which I personally did not understand well, practically nothing at all. recourse This is not a rebuke to the author, of course, just a statement of clearly narrow-profile topics in a narrow-profile form of presentation.
    I personally don’t understand what it is used for, what it is compatible with there, if it is large or small for what it is needed for, and if $ 500 for this product is generally a lot or a little, and so on .. Maybe I’m personally such a stupid and progressively retarded dinosaur, wassat or just the text is not intended for the general public, but for specialists on the topic of "pi-si" (computers - computer technology, that is, so that someone would not misunderstand me laughing ).
    It seems to me that for the general public, if we are talking about some positive achievement, then it would be possible to expand more clearly ... And then, I repeat, again to me personally, even it is not clear from the written, is it good or bad ... request
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 23 October 2019 15: 40
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      It seems to me that for the general public, if we are talking about some kind of positive achievement, then it would be possible to expand more clearly ... And then, I repeat, again, to me personally, it’s even unclear from the written whether this is good or bad ...

      Nowadays, journalists, unfortunately, do not bother with such trifles, the main thing is to receive a fee. sad
      "Baikal", "Elbrus" - things are specific, for ordinary people of little interest. The average "gamer" cannot run a normal "shooter" on it. It lags behind competitors by 2-3 generations, and the price is uncompetitive.
      But they are enough for the needs of industry. They are used in industrial and telecommunication equipment (routers, switches), "military notebooks" and so on. In our time, information security is more important, the risk of "bookmarks" is excluded, no one can follow through it, the equipment will not be turned off remotely.
      Perhaps, over time, production will develop and compete with Intel and AMD, but for now .... for us it is of little interest. Click here for more information:

      https://lenta.ru/articles/2015/07/16/baikal/
      1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
        Pishenkov (Alexey) 23 October 2019 16: 10
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        Thank you. good Already clearer. This, in short, is a computer processor - even this I understand! And the positive of everything you did for the first time came to you - yes, not the coolest, but ours, and therefore excludes (or reduces) the possibility of exposure from the outside. Now at least I started to drive in ... wink
  3. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 23 October 2019 18: 26
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    In the 60s of the last century, the last millennium, he served in the army, and I saw there electronic tubes of such a design and of such mini-magnitude that, upon completing the service, I never saw anywhere else. Heat resistant, not afraid of any nuclear explosions and so on. It was something amazing in design, which served itself and could change the purpose of the boards. With the current methods, more than 50 years have passed, and everything actually became worse than in the cave period.
    1. Igor Aviator Offline Igor Aviator
      Igor Aviator (Igor Aviator) 23 October 2019 20: 22
      +1
      Not so long ago in a foreign press, I came across an essay by a "foreign" correspondent about our MiG-29. I was "killed" by the phrase that

      ...these impossible the Russians again outwitted the Americans, because their radar sight was not afraid of a nuclear explosion, or rather, the electromagnetic pulse accompanying it, since the output stage of the emitter was created ON LAMPS!

      But he really is a tube ...
      1. Dzafdet Offline Dzafdet
        Dzafdet (Sergei) 24 October 2019 09: 06
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        Before the collapse of the USSR, lamps with an anode voltage of 12,6 volts and a filament voltage of 1 volts were developed. But it turned out nobody needs it ..
    2. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
      Pishenkov (Alexey) 24 October 2019 14: 06
      +1
      ... yes, besides, these lamps that you saw there, and these boards, it seems, are still able to work and fully perform their functions ... With modern technology, some adaptations, extensions, updates are constantly required .. . and still 100% you can’t count on it all. negative

      What progress has come! To unprecedented miracles! ...

      belay
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  5. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 24 October 2019 09: 26
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    Oh, how many years are going. Universal humans will not let the tail lift on Intel.
  6. Syoma_67 Offline Syoma_67
    Syoma_67 (Semyon) 24 October 2019 20: 46
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    "Domestic chip" - operates on eight 64-bit Cortex-A57 (ARMv8-A) cores and a Mali-T628 GPU! And what is domestic?

    ... is projected at $ 500.

    - I wonder if someone will buy it? Well, unless, of course, they will force me.