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Obsidian plans to establish super-computer business in India

PTI Singapore | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on February 05, 2015

Canada-based Obsidian Strategics is in discussions with technology companies to establish a super-computer business network in Asian markets, including India.

“There are discussions underway with suitable groups that have the capabilities and technologies,” said Bill Halina, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Obsidian Strategics.

“As our company begins to grow in markets such as India, China and Australia, we see opportunities to manufacture wherever our product is being used,” Halina told PTI.

Obsidian, which manufacturers its hardware and software in the US and Canada, has super computer-based technology to move data faster than anyone else.

“We work with contract manufacturers and want to make sure the quality of the manufacturing is to our satisfaction,” Halina said.

“We will help bring jobs to a jurisdiction with the local economy that is in place and helping them to grow,” he stressed.

“We are also in the early days of exploring other markets,” added Dr David Southwell, the group’s Chief Visionary Officer.

The company prefers joint venture-based partnerships for operating in multiple markets, said at the recently held technology conference, EmTech Singapore.

Obsidian used its supercomputer, infiniband technology, on a trial basis on Tata Communications Trans-Pacific Subsea Cable from the US to Australia late last year.

Meanwhile, Obsidian has announced plans for a new platform that will complement its existing 10 and 40Gbits/s product offerings.

This would be to address ongoing and future data transport infrastructure challenges, said Obsidian in a statement released at EmTech conference on technology.

“In the spirit of its existing Longbow and Crossbow products operating at 40Gbits/s, its 100G and 400G platforms will also provide enhanced InfiniBand features such as cryptographic and routing functions for real-world deployability into complex and security critical network environments,” said the statement.

“Obsidian is recasting supercomputer technology to drive Wide Area Networks with unprecedented efficiency,” added Dr Southwell.

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Published on February 05, 2015
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