27 abr Intel – AMT HOSTS THE INTEL INNOVATION CENTER
AMT hosts the Intel Innovation Center: In early 2015, AMT started to host the INTEL Innovation Center in its Datacenter, in Rio de Janeiro. With over 20 years’ operation in the local market, AMT offers IT infrastructure such as services, focused on cloud computing. The alliance with INTEL will allow the transfer of technology in the establishment of a service knowledge and training center at HPC & Big Data.
The partnership with the Governments of the City and the State of Rio de Janeiro aims to democratize access to high performance computing technologies for companies of all sizes:
The focus of the Intel Innovation Center in Rio de Janeiro is the development of innovative solutions using HPC, Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in the Oil and Gas Research and Intelligent Cities areas. The initiative is the result of a partnership between Intel and the Governments of the City and the State of Rio de Janeiro and consequence of the cooperation agreement with the Federal Government announced in 2013.
The Innovation Center hosted at AMT aims to provide access to high performance computing technologies (HPC – High Performance Computing) for companies of all sizes. In addition, it will promote state-of-the-art HPC qualification, essential for the pre-salt exploration, and solutions that aggregate intelligence in the Cloud to public and private services. The activities also include working with startups and direct interaction with other research centers, private companies and universities, for proof of concept, incubation of new applications and development support.
The initiative is also the result of an agreement signed in February 2013 between Intel and the Federal Government to encourage the development of information and communication technologies (ICT) that help to insert Brazil into global chains related to the areas of national interest, such as energy and transport. This agreement amounts to an investment of R$ 300 million of the company in Brazil for research and development and innovation (RD&I), in the period of five years, and is in line with the Federal Government’s Strategic Program for Software and Information Technology Services (‘TI Maior’), which aims to increase ICT activities in the country.
The idea is to democratize the access of Brazilian companies to high performance computing. “We believe that this can be a key factor for the development of the economy of the country,” says Fernando Martins, executive director for Strategy and Innovation of Intel Brazil.
The Innovation Center, located at AMT, offers the most advanced technological resources in Rio and state-of-the-art hardware and software systems, with cutting-edge processors and software developed by Intel Labs. The space has three areas: one dedicated to systems for use by companies in Proofs of Concept (PoCs) and Pilot Projects; another for the development of projects of universities and research centers supported by Intel in the country; and a third one to incubate startups and promote the emergence of new products or services to the Brazilian market through entrepreneurship.
The choice of Rio de Janeiro as the headquarters of the Innovation Center was influenced by the strong presence in the State of Oil and Gas companies that make constant use of High Performance Computing. “Rio de Janeiro is a natural bet for the technologies targeted by HPC, Big Data and Internet of Things, as it has one of the largest computing and communication infrastructures in the country, and with a local ecosystem of developers,” says Max Leite, Director of Innovation of Intel Brazil. “In addition, challenges such as hosting the 2016 Olympics require new solutions to present a smart city,” concludes Leite.
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