Intel Forms Federal Subsidiary
Initially Intel Federal will have offices in Oregon, California and the Washington, D.C. area.Technology giant Intel Corporation announced the formation of a wholly owned subsidiary, Intel Federal, to provide strategic focus in order to better address new opportunities in working with the U.S. government. Initially, Intel Federal will focus on the high-performance computing segment, including work on exascale computing with the U.S. Department of Energy and other agencies. In time, the subsidiary will be open to working with all branches of the government, the company said in a release. Intel also announced that Dave Patterson has been appointed as president of Intel Federal. Patterson brings an array of experience to this role, most recently as president and CEO of Optelecom-NKF, and prior to that as president and CEO of Siemens Government Services (SGS). Patterson will report directly to Kirk Skaugen, vice president and general manager of Intel's data center and connected systems group.
"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," said Skaugen. "The creation of Intel Federal demonstrates the strategic importance of these programs and will give us the ability to establish and maintain the unique processes, procedures and controls needed to develop and manage programs with the government."