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Chinese CPUs Now Work On Domestically-Produced Operating System

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MyDrivers reports that China's homegrown Zhaoxin processors are now operational with its self-developed Unity Operating System (UOS). It's no surprise that China wants to stop depending on U.S. technology, and the latest development is an important step towards the country's autonomy. The news come on the tail of new Chinese government restrictions that force Chinese institutions to replace all foreign-powered PC hardware and software with domestically-produced products over a three-year span. 

Tongxin Software, the developer behind UOS, has been able to get the KaiXian KX-6000 and KaiSheng KH-30000 processors to work on the desktop and server versions of UOS, respectively. The aforementioned chips are Zhaoxin's latest 16nm parts that sport eight cores with base clock speeds up to 3 GHz. The Chinese CPU maker has already laid out its ambitious plans for the company's next generation of processors.

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Thanks to the new integrated display driver in UOS, the KaiXian KX-6000 processors offer improved video and audio performance. The chips also support 3D graphics and ultra-high-definition video decoding, among other features. On the server side, the company says the KaiSheng KH-30000 parts have exhibited excellent stability, and the chips should work fine inside file and database servers.

Tongxin Software will continue to work hand-in-hand with Zhaoxin to optimize and improve application performance with the chipmaker's processors. Tongxin Software is also committed to getting other Chinese-made chips, such as Loongson, FeiTeng, ShenWei, Kunpeng and Hygon, to work with UOS. In due time, the country hopes UOS will have matured enough to replace Microsoft's Windows operating system completely.

  • FunAndGames
    So, the new CPU's are quote 'handmade'. Really?
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  • hotaru251
    chinese cpu's running chinese OS....backdoor for government to make sure you arent using a VPN (not really...but actually possible could happen)
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  • Orokusaki
    "backdoor for government to make sure you arent using a VPN "

    ^
    This is exactly what's going to happen actually. Wouldn't touch it with a barge pole...
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  • escksu
    FunAndGames said:
    So, the new CPU's are quote 'handmade'. Really?

    Errr.... which part mentioned its handmade???
    Reply
  • escksu
    Orokusaki said:
    "backdoor for government to make sure you arent using a VPN "

    ^
    This is exactly what's going to happen actually. Wouldn't touch it with a barge pole...

    Well, US stuff not any better. Considering all the backdoors CIA has placed.... We really need to thank snowden for telling us....
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  • CooliPi
    https://www.businessinsider.com/how-china-is-watching-its-citizens-in-a-modern-surveillance-state-2018-4
    Not using VPN, not thinking differently than a dictator, not making jokes about police, not thinking differently, not sharing banned material, not speaking freely, not - just about everything. Sending your photos, video and keystrokes to a government server.
    1984 undreamt of...
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  • bit_user
    Orokusaki said:
    Wouldn't touch it with a barge pole...
    Yeah, but all those imported Chinese electronics... routers, various IoT appliances, DJI drones, etc. What kind of CPU do you think they're eventually going to use?
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  • Mr.Spock
    homegrown <> handmade

    FunAndGames said:
    So, the new CPU's are quote 'handmade'. Really?
    escksu said:
    Errr.... which part mentioned its handmade???
    Reply
  • mangaman
    These Chinese CPU probably have more security vulnerabilities than Intel's processors. But instead of fixing them, they'll probably say that they are "features".

    No thanks.
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  • boidsonly
    Long term, China will use all the forced tech xfer/IP theft to put all the manufacturers out of business. I can't defend Intel, etc; they gave it all up in return for the fast buck.....
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