Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, has forecast that data centre revenue in India will increase by 15 per cent in the next three years, primarily from the government, academia sectors and cloud service providers.
The company said it’s working on steps to support this demand as the computing performance of technology has to go up. “Computing performance has gone up four fold in the last few years,” said Srinivas Tadigadapa, Director of enterprise solutions, Intel South Asia.
Intel says 40 per cent of high performance computing (HPC) would have expanded to the cloud by 2018. The chip maker is also working on more local original equipment manufacturer (LOEM) partnerships to create products for domestic and international markets. Intel in collaboration with the state governments like Karnataka and Chattisgarh , has also set up programmes to exclusively help people in rural areas. “The rural man doesn’t need a device in his hand, but the technology to enrich his life,” said Satish Jadhav, Director– embedded sales group, Intel South Asia.