Guwahati school boy claims developing microchip-run computer

Afreed Islam, one 10th standard student from Guwahati’s Little Flower School has claimed to have developed a microchip run computer system.

“The microchip is installed with a hybrid operating system named ‘ReVo ix’ (also invented by Afreed) – something that provides dependencies to run both Linux and Windows software packages simultaneously. It features faster execution speeds, an inbuilt firewall, and stands as a complete independent operating system,” the young developer told the media at Guwahati Press Club yesterday.

Afreed also claimed that his invention named Revo Book replace both mechanical and electronic hard disk drives with a microchip that also doubles as a storage unit and therefore does not run the risk of data loss or system crash.

The official journal of the Indian Patent Office, Kolkata, on December 13 last year published the invention as a system and method for operating a computing device through a microchip instead of a hard disk which allows dependencies to run both Windows and Linux software.

He has also claimed developing an operating system and has named it ReVo IX which he has installed on the microchip. He claimed that it features faster execution speed, an inbuilt firewall and stands as a complete independent operating system. Afreed said he has applied for a patent for his invention.

“A hard disk drive always runs the risk of data loss as it has moving parts which may crash due to shock and also when brought in a strong magnetic field. However, the microchip has no moving parts and is also not influenced by magnetic field, therefore there is little risk of data loss of the microchip-run computing system invented by Afreed,” explained Anupam Barman, Senior Systems Consultant at the Assam Electronics Development Corporation Limited.

“The idea to develop the system came to my mind first when I was studying in Class VII and encountered some problems while operating the computers which my parents had bought for me,” said Afreed. He said he had collaborated with a German company for manufacturing the computer system. He is hopeful that the ReVo BOOK will be immensely beneficial in offices, banks, academic institutions and industries apart from domestic computing.

Update: North East Blog is on a thorough investigation on his claims and as of now doesn’t endorse any of his claims.

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