Phoronix: Russia To Replace AMD/Intel CPUs With 64-bit ARM Hardware
I heard a few days ago when getting into Russia from a contact that the Kremlin was looking to get rid of AMD and Intel CPUs on the basis that they're manufactured in the United States. That information has now been publicly announced and it appears they want to replace the AMD/Intel hardware with 64-bit ARM designs...
Obligatory movie quote: "American components, Russian components... all made in Taiwan!!!"
To be fair both Intel and AMD have global foundries through partners, but yeah I get the political angle. Moreover, most things are probably cheaper to make overseas.
Yeah, now there will be hardware compromised by ФСБ. I would better use NSA compromised hardware than the one compromised by Russia and it's because I live in Russia.For strict security enthusiasts believing AMD and Intel have been compromised by the NSA or other US agencies, it's time to celebrate.
Oh look 64 bit! Looks like somebody is making sure they have updated equipment. Too bad it is the Russian government.
It is not very fast but it's enough for some embedded applications in military.