Domestic "Elbrus" will decrease in size and become much more powerful

In December of this year, all development work on the domestic chip of the new generation Elbrus-16C will be completed. Serial production of the processor may begin as early as 2022. At the same time, unlike its predecessors, the latest CPU will be created using a 16 nm process. This was announced on the eve of the press service of the ICST.

The report said that the end of the development of the chip is scheduled for late December 2021. Then, before half a year, the process of setting up for production will take. Thus, the release of the Elbrus-16S CPU with hardware visualization support should begin in the second half of 2022.

It is worth noting that the Taiwanese company TSMC will most likely produce a domestic 16-nanometer processor. At the moment, Russia does not have the opportunity to produce microelectronics using a process technology of less than 65 nm.

Meanwhile, already in the second half of this year, MCST JSC plans to launch a series of an improved version of the Elbrus-8C processor. The upgraded chip, called "Elbrus-8SV", will receive a core clock frequency of up to 1,5 GHz and support for DDR4-2400 RAM up to 64 GB. Plus, the processor will become much more productive, thanks to an increase in the number of operations processed per cycle from 25 to 48.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 27 January 2020 14: 18
    Why Taiwan? Or buy technology education is not enough? Or only our government can sell advanced technologies, and the rest can only be technological products? And so for 20 years in a row!
  2. Roarv Offline Roarv
    Roarv (Robert) 27 January 2020 16: 56
    Not so and not so tasks are posed. Can't create in 20 years - Buy technology ..
    If you can’t buy it, steal the technology ...
  3. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 27 January 2020 18: 31
    Microelectronics is a critical area for our state, and the dependence on other states must be gradually reduced, creating our own modern production facilities, and constantly buying microprocessors and other components abroad is the wrong approach.
  4. Sanches sokolov Offline Sanches sokolov
    Sanches sokolov (Sanchey) 27 January 2020 18: 43
    What nonsense, Mikron has long mastered the 24 Nm printing process. Moreover, the manager said that with appropriate funding, they are able to launch a 7 Nm technical process, the question is in the volume of the order. It is unrealistic to compete with TSMC, and everything is controlled by the West.
  5. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 27 January 2020 19: 35
    16nm processor

    Americans, it seems, are already working with 5-nanometer. Interestingly, they will reach 1 nanometer, what's next? The end of progress? request Or will you have to come up with a new word? recourse Micronanometer or nanometer? laughing
    1. Tolik_74 Offline Tolik_74
      Tolik_74 (Anatoly) 27 January 2020 21: 03
      Do not reach. With a track thickness of 1 micron, the chip simply simply ceases to function normally (purely physically). The future is with quantum computers.
  6. Upmost Offline Upmost
    Upmost (Innocent) 28 January 2020 04: 28
    produce domestic 16nm processormost likely will taiwanese TSMC company. For now Russia has no opportunity release microelectronics in a process technology less than 65 nm

    Here it is, the steepness of the caliber (or the steepness caliber).

    Cool, no matter how you think ....
  7. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 28 January 2020 10: 55
    Taiwan is an ally of the United States, and there is no point in establishing production there ... It would be much more useful to buy a turnkey plant in China and place production in the Russian Federation ... if the supposedly effective managers in the Kremlin themselves brought the country to the point that it developed its own developed industry doesn't have ...
    1. Upmost Offline Upmost
      Upmost (Innocent) 28 January 2020 16: 42
      Then, maybe it is better to buy all of China on a turn-key basis? Then both production capacities and labor will appear. And the Russians will be able to continue to boast and beat the bacilli.
      1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
        sgrabik (Sergei) 28 January 2020 17: 31
        Then, maybe it is better to buy all of China on a turn-key basis?

        Enough to make ridiculous nonsense, let's get to the heart of the matter, and such idiotic statements are of no interest to anyone !!!
      2. Pereira Offline Pereira
        Pereira (Michael) 28 January 2020 19: 49
        So cooperate with Kolomoisky, and buy it yourself. And to warm up, buy back Motor Sich.
      3. master3 Offline master3
        master3 (Vitali) 20 March 2020 20: 58
        ... it is better to buy all of China on a turnkey basis.

        - while it turns out the opposite. In terms of economy, Russia cannot compete with China.
    2. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) 15 March 2020 09: 46
      Quote: Sapsan136
      It would be much more useful to buy a turnkey plant in China and place production in the Russian Federation

      China buys plants itself.
  8. Upmost Offline Upmost
    Upmost (Innocent) 29 January 2020 01: 19
    Quote: sgrabik
    let's get to the point

    I give.
    The economy of the country (any, in this case, Russia) cannot be raised
    1) buying what you need abroad,
    2) when ordering individual items or goods abroad, and / or
    3) buying individual plants abroad.

    You need to have your own, which China has, as well as many other countries.
    In post-2000 Russia, the real sector of the economy has not been raised to the required level. Hence such a dependence on everything "because of the hillock".

    And my comment, on which you got so much anger, is just a banter.
    Excuse me if I offended you, but the idea of ​​buying factories in China (at least on a turn-key basis, at least a lock) seems like no less ridiculous nonsense.

    Well, as for the swagger and beating of bucks, these are (in my opinion) primordial scourges that do not allow Russian people to rise to a truly decent level of development, and most importantly, to gain a foothold on it.
    Hence the periodic fall to the knees, and the further rise from them.
    1. boriz Offline boriz
      boriz (boriz) 5 March 2020 15: 17
      But Comrade Stalin just raised the economy and technology, buying individual plants. It would be a desire.
      And China does not have it. The United States invested in them with technology and money (as before - the USSR). Otherwise, they would have eaten sparrows.
  9. cmonman Offline cmonman
    cmonman (Garik Mokin) 29 January 2020 04: 02
    For the curious:
    here is a table of the lithography process in nm and ICs (processors) on them:

    The development of 65 nm technology took place in 2005, then Russia had the opportunity to buy this technology. Now, due to sanctions, (or competition) no one will sell.
    1. Artem Popov Offline Artem Popov
      Artem Popov (Artem Popov) 29 January 2020 13: 17
      A bit wrong. The used line was purchased in 2010 and was in stock for several years, as could not mount and organize production.
      So, the problem is not sanctions, but the fact that the actual plant costs several billion dollars and Russia simply does not need it - there is nothing to load it, there is no market, no specialists, no materials. He will never pay off.
      1. cmonman Offline cmonman
        cmonman (Garik Mokin) 29 January 2020 17: 03
        He will never pay off.

        You’re right, I didn’t realize that the plant will do the quantity that Russia needs in 1 month, and then what? Cheaper to buy. I read somewhere that around the world there are about 30 lithographic super-duper factories that supply all countries with chips and processors. Ordering from them is cheaper than collecting from scratch.
      2. Netyn Offline Netyn
        Netyn (Netyn) 10 March 2020 16: 21
        Some? If my memory serves me right, then the last factory cost AMD $ 36 billion.
  10. Elephant Offline Elephant
    Elephant 29 January 2020 09: 53
    Russia does not have the ability to produce microelectronics in a process less than 65 nm

    1. Netyn Offline Netyn
      Netyn (Netyn) 10 March 2020 16: 24
      No, this is not a disgrace.
      It is a shame that there is no elementary domestic element base - and even the same capacitors.
      Or try to buy a domestic soldering iron or multimeter - this is a disgrace.
  11. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 30 January 2020 09: 03
    This has already been discussed a thousand times everywhere.
    2) It’s better not to look at the price in the internet, for this money I can buy 3 full-fledged Comp with screens ...
    1) In real life, this is someone else's percent, on which there is a stamp "Elbrus", and even then not in Russian + some other little things in architecture ... (again, based on discussions on the internet)

    In general, this is somewhere far away from us and still not true (remember the first domestic digital cameras with hype ...)
  12. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 4 February 2020 16: 42
    What is hardware visualization? I know hardware virtualization, but this ... Did the author come up with something new?
  13. Netyn Offline Netyn
    Netyn (Netyn) 10 March 2020 16: 36
    Quote: Dmitry S.
    What is hardware visualization? I know hardware virtualization, but this ... Did the author come up with something new?

    Hardware visualization is Hardware rendering and it is not a novelty at all, but the author really mixed up virtualization and visualization.
    And I didn’t write about important things at all - integration into the south bridge processor, hardware support for virtualization in Intel x86-64 codes, vectorization of up to 48 flops per cycle.
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  15. master3 Offline master3
    master3 (Vitali) 13 March 2020 18: 17
    will receive a core clock frequency of up to 1,5 GHz and support for DDR4-2400 RAM up to 64 GB.

    “I don’t even know whether to cry or laugh.” When marking a phone on the 2017 processor, the Kirin 970 was manufactured using 10-nanometer technology, has an area of ​​about 1 cm2 and contains 5,5 billion transistors. The configuration of this SoC includes four ARM Cortex-A73 cores and four ARM Cortex-A53 cores, united according to the familiar big.LITTLE scheme. The first processor cluster will operate at a frequency of up to 2,4 GHz, and the second - up to 1,8 GHz., LPDDR4 support - this is a telephone and today it is already outdated !!!!!!