(The Hosting News) – Intel continues to work on supercomputers and meanwhile, they’re looking to advance their relationship with federal agencies in the tech area.
On Thursday, the company revealed that they’ve created Intel Federal LLC, a subsidiary that focuses on the company’s relationship with the U.S. government.
Commenting on the matter, Intel VP and GM of Datacenter and Connected Systems Group Kirk Skaugen stated, “Reaching supercomputer performance levels of a hundred times more powerful than today by 2018 will require the combined efforts of both industry and government. An ExaFlop supercomputer’s performance is the equivalent of every person on Earth making about 150 million calculations per second.”
“We look forward to collaborating more closely with the U.S. government on future supercomputing challenges,” he continued.
With Intel Federal LLC’s creation, the company looks to expand its relationship with various government agencies in the near future. However, in the meantime, the company plans to assist the U.S. Department of Energy with “exascale computing.”
Recently, Intel has been busy developing exascale supercomputer technology through research. The type of computing allows for much quicker computations. In September of last year, Intel discussed the possibility of having new suspercomputers ready around 2020.
The U.S. government regularly works with tech companies to provide for federal agencies’ tech services in areas such as computing, data storage, and more.
With the subsidiary’s creation, the company is opening up offices in the D.C. Area, California, and Oregon. For more information, visit: http://newsroom.intel.com/community/intel_newsroom/blog/2011/08/30/intel-forms-new-subsidiary-intel-federal-llc?cid=rss-258152-c1-269622