Muslim Student Invents Computer System


Presenting a role model to young Indian Muslims, a young Indian Muslim schoolboy has designed a virus-protected microchip-run computer system. “Most computing devices use mechanical hard disk drives, flash memories and electronic disks to boot up operating systems,” Afreed Islam, an Indian schoolboy, told The Times of India on 18 February. “My invention replaces both mechanical and electronic hard disks with a microchip, doubling speed and storage capacity,” he added.

Islam, a Class X student from Guwahati’s Little Flower School, launched his new invention the “ReVo Book”, an ultra-slim computer system designed by him, on 17 February. The ReVo Book is embedded with a microchip and a hybrid operating system, also invented by Islam who named his machine as “ReVo IX”.

He claimed that the new operating system features faster execution speed, an inbuilt firewall and stands as a complete independent operating system.

The system can be used in places demanding high uninterrupted performances such as offices, banks, academic institutions, and industries besides domestic computing purposes. It can also be installed in servers by large set-ups.

The young man hopes to promote the ReVo Book which will, according to Islam, dominate comparable products in the computer market. “Compared to the hard disks available, my microchip is four times faster, lasts longer and there is also no chance of losing data,” he said.

“Minimum power is required to run the ReVo Book and its portable size is a bonus,” he said.

Islam hopes that the ReVo Book will help high-speed, uninterrupted performance.

“Apart from domestic computing, the ReVo Book will be immensely beneficial in offices, banks, academic institutions and industries,” he said adding, “Three years ago, when I was in class VII, I started to look for a solution to some of the problems caused  by the operating systems used currently. I never imagined inventing an operating system myself.”

Siddharth Deb Nath, a scientist at Assam Science Technology and Environment Council, said that Islam’s invention fulfilled all basic eligibility criteria for submission of a patent application.

Deb Nath added that if Islam was offered enough financial assistance to supply the product to markets, he would achieve greater success.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 March 2014 on page no. 3

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