The Russian company Hamster Robotics is preparing to release a mini-computer based on Baikal processors and with the Alt Linux operating system in Russia.
This was reported by CNews with reference to Roman Burmistra, one of the leaders of Hamster. According to the top manager, the development was carried out at the company’s own expense, without attracting grants, subsidies or external investments.
Currently, a mini-PC called HR-MPC-1 is available in prototypes and in April-May, customers will be able to get them for testing. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the release of the industrial batch had to be postponed until the fall. In a short time, the company will be able to expand production of batches of over 10 thousand pieces in Zheleznodorozhny near Moscow.
HR-MPC-1 has dimensions 115 x 115 x 35 mm. It was based on the 28-nanometer Baikal-T1 processor (BE-T1000), which are manufactured by Baikal Electronics. It provides Wi-Fi support, two gigabit Ethernet ports, two SATA 3.0 ports, a PCIe Gen.3 controller, USB 2.0, I2C, SPI, GPIO, UART, RS-232, RS-485, HDMI, DVI interfaces. The retail price is approximately 25-30 thousand rubles.