I mentioned in a previous post here that I recently met up with Pradipta Bagchi, the head of global communications for India’s number one IT company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). Bagchi talked about a couple of new services TCS is developing which I think have enormous potential and could shake up a few western IT vendors. The first is based on what will be India’s largest supercomputer. TCS has build a system composed entirely of standard commodity hardware and software, and plans to rent access to its processing power, initially in education but also to other sectors. The aim is to establish a utility-style computing service, with power purchased on a pay-as-you-go basis.