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Russian Baikal 48-Core CPU Die Shots, Benchmarks Emerge (Vaporware)

Accepted submission by takyon at 2022-10-14 17:25:27

Russian Baikal 48-Core CPU Die Shots, Benchmarks Emerge []

Twitter user Fritzchens Fritz [] has managed to obtain a sample of Baikal Electronics' 48-core BE-S1000 server-grade system-on-chip (SoC) and throw it under an infrared microscope to reveal its internals. In addition, some benchmark results of the SoC have surfaced.

Baikal Electronics has developed several system-on-chips for different devices to replace x86 processors from PCs and various compute appliances made in Russia. However, the pinnacle of the company's design prowess should have been its BE-S1000 server-grade SoC with 48 Arm Cortex-A75 cores, which the company managed to tape out and produce the first sample using TSMC's 16FFC fabrication technology, but which will never be released commercially due to sanctions against Russia for its invasion in Ukraine.

Also at TechPowerUp [].

Previously: TSMC Ships First Batch of Baikal BE-M1000 ARM CPUs []
UK Sanctions Russian Microprocessor Makers, Banning Them From ARM []
BITBLAZE Titan BM15 Arm Linux Laptop Features Russian Baikal-M1 Processor []
Former Co-Owner of Russia's Baikal Microelectronics Goes Bankrupt []

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