Microchip vendor proposes cooperation with Azerbaijan

ICT Materials 15 July 2010 14:43 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, July 15 / Trend H. Valiyev /

Intel is ready to cooperate with the Azerbaijani government to develop high-performance solutions and supercomputers, Intel Russia and CIS spokesman Mikhael Ribakov said in an interview with the Baku-based Infocity technology journal today.

He said such cooperation is the founding principle of strategic security among Western nations.

Ribakov also noted the company's wealth of experience in the field, stressing that roughly 82 percent of the world's high-performance solutions are Intel-based.

The Azerbaijani Communications and IT Ministry is working on a supercomputer center project, which has an estimated cost of $10-12 million. The center will be equipped with a supercomputer and will be created within a state program on digitizing Azerbaijan.

Rybkov said Intel is ready to propose a special youth program titled, "Technological Entrepreneurship - From Theory to Practice," to facilitate the launch of innovative projects.

The program's main objective is to provide a generation of young innovators with the knowledge and skills necessary to create modern IT businesses together with the University of California Berkeley and Intel. The program is designed for undergraduate and graduate students.