The Linux-based Operating System for Baikal Processors Has Appeared

13 April 2020

For the computers based on the Baikal processors of the Baikal Electronics company, a Linux-based operating system was created. This was the result of the cooperation of processor manufacturers with Basalt SPO, the developer of the Alt operating system range. Baikal Electronics is a subsidiary of the T-Nano nanocenter of the RUSNANO’s Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs.

The Basalt SPO’s Simply Linux 9 OS distribution kit features versions for Tavolga computers and pre-assembly for domestic Fastwel MK150-02 computers on Baikal-T processors (BE-T1000 of the MIPS architecture), and for the first time—pre-assembly for the prototype board on the Baikal-M processor (ARMv8 architecture), which Baikal Electronics presented in October 2019 at the Open Innovation Forum in Skolkovo.

“We are pleased that the joint work with partners to develop the domestic equipment ecosystem is paying off and operating systems compatible with our processors are emerging. This opens up opportunities for the creation of fully domestic products in the near future,” commented Andrey Evdokimov, CEO of Baikal Electronics. “We hope that in the third quarter of 2020, 100% of the domestic products based on both Russian hardware and software will appear on the market. On our part, we are taking all necessary steps to make this happen.”

“Baikal Electronics is one of our oldest partners,” said Alexey Novodvorsky, Deputy CEO of Basalt SPO. “We always try to support Russian hardware manufacturers. Our original development, assembly and testing infrastructure allows us to release products for new hardware complexes as soon as possible. When fully domestic products appear on the market, the competitiveness and technological independence of our industry will increase significantly.”


The Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs was established in 2010 in accordance with Federal Law No. 211-FZ “On reorganization of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies.” The Fund aims to develop the innovative infrastructure in the sphere of nanotechnology and implement the educational and infrastructure programs already started by RUSNANO.

The supreme collegial management body of the Fund is the Supervisory Board. Under the Fund’s Charter, the competence of the Supervisory Council, in particular, includes the issues of determining the priority directions of the Fund’s activity, as well as its strategy and budget. The Chairman of the Fund’s Executive Board, the collegial management body, is the Chairman of the Board of Management Company RUSNANO LLC Sergey Kulikov.