Research@Intel Day — Exploring Ways for Silicon to Improve the World

Hey, Bloggers! Come to Research@Intel Day (Wed. June 20, Santa Clara, CA), says Intel’s blog and social media pioneer Josh Bancroft.  Josh was featured in a Wall Street Journal special section article yesterday titled Wikis at Work by Vauhini Vara. 

Research@Intel was born from an effort to do an open labs science fair for Intel employees, but over the years it’s become a great day for international press, analysts, family and others linked to tech industry research interested in seeing what Intel’s  cookin’ up — seems there’s ever more processors in more things, all the time!  This year, I’m looking forward to checking out:

All the places where Intel is looking to queeze more energy efficiency into everything it makes.  Maybe we’ll see some early work that will benefit the recent Intel-Google www.ClimateSaversComputing.org efforts

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Sitting today, mobile tomorrow — energy efficiency plays super well towards the trend of helping people to be more mobile, rather than tethered to an office, a wire or whatever keeps people from doing what they need and want to do.  Wireless, security, video, voice, future devices and meet new needs.  Maybe we’ll get to see updates on projects like this

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Era of Tera — multi-core processors — many slivers of silicon built together on one chip — is rapidly pulling on to the horizon computers that can do trillions of floating-point operations-per-second (terFLOPS) of performance and terabytes of bandwidth.  Maybe we’ll learn more about research around 80-Core chips like this story

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