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High Performance Computing, IoT & Big Data to be major growth drivers: Intel

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Outlining its roadmap for 2014 and reflecting the operational success gained in 2013, Intel bets big on Internet of Things (IoT), High Performance Computing (HPC) and Big Data as key elements for leveraging its business prospects.

Intel will be extending the flexibility and scalability of the x86 ecosystems that encompasses more than 40 years of computer innovation and standards into new markets. The company will also continue its focus on engaging with researchers to increase the efficiency and scalability towards HPC solutions, as India is expected have more supercomputers listed in Top500 by 2014. Additionally, focus will be also shed upon ‘Big Data’ which will support the companies in becoming more progressive and gain robust business advantage.

Expanding the footprint of the National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) is the other key focus upheld by Intel in its 2014 plan.  “Since its inception, NDLM has touched 1700 households; Intel has trained over two million people in 2013 using Intel Learn Easy Steps digital literacy curriculum and launched an Android based app on the same,” said Srinivas Tadigadapa, Director- Enterprise Sales, Intel-South Asia

Intel also anticipates an education evolution in 2014, wherein a drastic rise is expected in the device ownership. However, affordability of the devices is outlined as a major hurdle in meeting the expected rise in device ownership.

On the consumer aspect of business, Intel focuses upon an array of latest devices like 2-in-1s, convertibles and tablets with Intel Inside that signals the sprout of computing wave in 2014. Reflecting the 2013 performance, Sachin Kelkar, Head – APAC Scale Software Program, Intel Software & Services Group opined that the year witnessed Intel launching a fleet of new products and next generation processors which became the backbone for a new era of thinner, faster and more portable devices.

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