In Russia they want to develop a new Elbrus-B processor, as Kommersant found out, the project may require an investment of 30 billion rubles. The author of this initiative was the advisor to the deputy director of Rostec, Evgeny Babayan, son of the founder of the MCST, Boris Babayan.
Sources close to MCST, which produces Elbrus processors, point out that the design center has nothing to do with the project.
The publication refers to the agenda of the conference at Rostec, where investors were sought for technological projects. Thus, “the new Elbrus-B parallel computing system” is mentioned on the agenda. The speakers of the project were Evgeny Babayan, advisor to the deputy general director of Rostec and general director of the ANO Digital Country, and Boris Babayan, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
As the interlocutor of the publication said, Elbrus-B provides for the development of a high-performance processor. At the same time, it can be produced at Russian companies that “do not have advanced technologies.”
We are talking about topological standards of 60 nanometers and higher. According to the source, Evgeny Babayan is looking for investors to organize a design center to produce a pilot batch. In three years, 30 billion rubles can be invested in the project.
Rostec confirmed to Kommersant that “Evgeniy Borisovich’s team is consulting with the State Corporation on the prospects of the project.”
At the same time, the source of the publication claims that for now this is just an idea and there is nothing to invest in yet. Furthermore, a project of this type has been discussed for a long time.
Another source says that Elbrus-B is Babayan’s personal project, which has nothing to do with MCST.
MCST, the developer of domestic Elbrus processors, came under Western sanctions following the entry of Russian troops into Ukraine. Last year, the company moved production from Taiwan to the Russian Mikron plant in Zelenograd.
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