Monday, October 13, 2008

CAS Launched Loongson-1

China Loongson-1Loongson, formerly Godson is a universal CPU launched by the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, through some of their own design, some of the patents licensing.

Loongson-1 use reduced instruction set computing, similar to the MIPS instruction set. The speed of the first type is 266MHz, in the first started in Octber 13, 2002.

Loongson-2 has the highest speed of 1GHz. Godson-3 was launched in the fall of 2008, targeting the multi-core design.

At present, the Chinese Academy of Sciences has research program of supercomputer which uses Loongson processor.

Originally Posted: China Business Daily
Author: Angulo Fu