MINSK, 1 September (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko presented a new domestic computer at the open lesson "Historical memory - the road to the future" in Minsk on 1 September, BelTA has learned.
"I specifically asked them to bring the computer to our meeting. This is the first computer made by our smart people. They were tasked with looking around the world, exploring the best things what we have not yet been able to make (processors, software) and create the computer. To be honest, today it is about 12% Belarusian. By the end of the year it will be 30%. But still the fact itself is important," Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.
The computer has been made at the Belarusian plant Horizont. "By its looks you would not say that it is Belarus-made. This suggests that we have a huge potential. We have people who know how to do the unbelievable thins (as Americans once told me when I was setting up the Hi-Tech Park). At one meeting then, an American specialist stood up and said: if you want to create something, you can go to many countries, but if you want to create something incredible, go to Belarus," the head of state shared his memories.
"At that time, we were just starting to set up the Hi-Tech Park, we were just thinking about launching our satellite into space. Then our guys proved their worth in gold. We've done a lot, including this," the president said, pointing to a new domestic computer.
Aleksandr Lukashenko expressed confidence that it will be the most advanced computer, world-class. "You can argue that it uses imported components. But all the best computers have components made in many countries. It is a joint work of the whole planet. No country does such ultra-modern things [on their own]. Not because, for example, the Americans or the Chinese cannot do it, but because there is no need for it. Science is very international, and what it creates is also an international product," he said.
The head of state also recalled that several supercomputers had previously been created in cooperation with Russian specialists.
"You have a question: why did the president speak in this open lesson about such many things: from cereals to supercomputers? Dear friends! Thus, our people are writing our history," the president concluded.