SRISA AND MIPS SIGN AGREEMENT FOR THE MIPS ARCHITECTURE LICENSE

May 2021 – The Scientific Research Institute for System Analysis (SRISA), has signed a license agreement for the use of the MIPS architecture for further improvement of existing application processors and the design of new processors which use the MIPS instruction set.

The MIPS Instruction Set Architecture provides a system of instructions and microprocessor architectures developed by MIPS in accordance with the design concept of RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer). The current MIPS architecture is based on over 30 years of commercial innovation and is used in many modern devices and applications. The multithreading technology used in MIPS processor cores is unique in the realm of processor intellectual property, allowing MIPS processors to do more work per clock cycle. The use of multi-threaded microprocessors in peripheral applications not only helps to improve performance, but also improves safety, reliability, and allows multiple functions to run independently of each other, thereby reducing costs and latency.

SRISA intends to implement the MIPS architecture in its latest processors. SRISA specialists are confident that the implementation of the licensed the latest R6 architecture will give a powerful impetus to the development of the Russian microelectronics industry in the areas of embedded systems and high-performance computing systems of exascale performance.

“SRISA is pleased to note the successful history of cooperation with the MIPS team. Many embedded applications are already effectively using KOMDIV processors based on MIPS architecture and computing systems with KOMDIV processors. The concluded agreement will allow SRISA to create a new generation of promising microprocessors and computer technology for use in various sectors of the Russian economy”, said Sergey Vlasov, General Manager SRISA

The planned development by SRISA of new versions of processors with MIPS architecture and extensions to ISA will allow the ecosystems of MIPS, SRISA’s proprietary KOMDIV and RISC-V 64-bit to be combined and contributed to RISC-V as user extensions. SRISA also intends to support MIPS solutions in Russia and popularize this architecture among Russian developers and manufacturers.

“MIPS is excited to be doing business with SRISA who have a long history of developing MIPS based cores for networking and datacenter applications”, said Sanjai Kohli, CEO MIPS. “The MIPS64 R6 is being used in billions of devices, including HPC systems that have received the Green500 1stplace award. Therefore, providing SRISA with this technology will enable them to provide high performance solutions to address their customers’ demands”, said Itai Yarom, VP, Sales & Marketing, MIPS

The MIPS64 architecture continues to be used in a variety of applications from ADAS and set-top boxes to networking and telecommunications infrastructure applications. It provides a solid high-performance foundation for future MIPS processor-based development by incorporating powerful features, hardware virtualization capabilities, standardizing privileged mode instructions, supporting past ISAs, and providing a seamless upgrade path from the MIPS32 architecture.

 

About SRISA

Scientific Research Institute for System Analysis (SRISA) is Russia‘s research and development institution in the field of complex applications, an initiative of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The mission of the institute is to resolve complex applied problems on the basis of fundamental and applied mathematics in combination with the methods of practical computing. Practical results from SRISA’s research are embedded into ASIC  architectures and VLSI devices, operating systems,  and microelectronics components.

About MIPS
MIPS is a leading provider of RISC-based processor architectures and IP cores that drive some of the world’s most popular products. With the streamlined MIPS RISC-based architecture and CPU cores, semiconductor designers can create efficient, scalable and trusted products across a wide range of performance points – from the IoT Edge to high-end networking equipment, and everything in between. The company is based in San Jose, Calif., and can be reached at www.mips.com.