The Obama administration's 2012 budget request included about $127 million for exascale computing development inside the Energy Department. It's unclear how that request will fare in Congress during the ongoing negotiations to lower the federal deficit.
Intel Federal ultimately will move into other realms of federal computing, the statement said.
The subsidiary's president will be Dave Patterson, according to Intel. Patterson was formerly chief executive officer of Optelecom-NKF, a developer of surveillance systems, and before that the chief executive officer of Siemens' government division.
The subsidiary will begin operations with offices in Washington, Oregon and California, the company said.