Solar Car Design Powered by High Performance Computing

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Access to an HPC Cluster Enabled Cambridge University’s World Solar Challenge Team to Complete Computer Simulations in Minutes Rather than Days and Slash the Solar-powered Car’s Drag Coefficient to Less than a Porsche 997’s.Back in 2009, they…
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Solar or Light Powered Computer Chip


This is a mind bender, every time I look at this my imagination runs wild. Computer chips have kept up with Moore’s Law and performance has improved year over year for decades, but so has the energy consumption, which has dropped significantly over the years. Would be cool if compute devices could be powered by light, friction from your pocket or finger tapping.

New Power Management From Intel Labs Helps Future MIDs

My mentor, Larry Bozman used to always say: Simma-down now!
This is a a Powwa down now demo from Research@Intel day on June 17, 2009. I got a sneak peek during set up and just had to record one of the main guys from Intel Labs who is bringing research.
This video was originally shared on by Channel.Intel with a No license (All rights reserved) license.

Intel’s own Atom Ant

[podtech content=]This is one of four videos we shot and shared online for the launch of Intel Atom and Intel Centrino Atom, Intel’s tiniest processor to date. It’s built with Intel’s smallest (45nm) transistors in production and designed to sip battery juice while packing a punch inside small, light Internet devices.

We’ll see more “real” devices when the chips are releases to gadget and gizmo makers in the second quarter of this year.

Here is where we can watch what people are saying online. Here are some bookmarked stories on and StumbleUpon.

Intel and Sunflowers?

Making creative connections to expand and extend a story, that’s what the sunflower gig is all about.

Sunflowers, with the unique ability to pull lead and other metals from the dirt, improving the soil and environment, are a metaphor to promote Intel’s innovative new lead-free processors. Intel will donate $1 in your name to the Boys & Girls Club – find out how at

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45nm…What Does It Mean?

A bit of theater antics about the transitor then, now and next. What’s amazing to engineers and techies often doesn’t carry a flicker of meaning for others. But sometimes it makes sense when the story is told in such a way using images and a little tongue in cheek. Bravo, Paul and the PodTech crew for your creativity and helping Intel celebrate the new era of the 45nm transistor. Moore’s Law is interesting when ou can look back, consider what’s happening now and wonder what’s to come.  Even my kids wanted to see this video again…and again.

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TIME Names Intel’s 45nm Chips in Best Innovations of 2007 List

Its tiny, shiny and about to change future computers. Intel’s new 45nm transistors were featured in the “Computers” category of TIME Magazine’s annual “Best Innovations of the Year” feature hitting newsstands tomorrow.

It didn’t beat out Apple’s iPhone, but it was picked among other top innovations like the $150 XO Laptop, flexible cell phone displays from Sony & LG. Philips, the WildCharger charging pad, Corning’s ClearCurve technology and Google Maps’ Street View. There were a dozen other categories of winners from health and automobiles to fashion and architecture.

820 million new Intel’s 45nm transistors will fit inside the first quad core processors hitting the market this month. Intel engineers add new elements to silicon, using a Hafnium-based high-k metal gate silicon technology that Gordon Moore called “the biggest change to how transistors are made in 40 years.”

These new, smaller on-off switches or engines will help make future PCs suck less energy while still improving performance with each new generation.

Here’s a warp-speed video showing the construction of a new Intel Fab in Arizona, where these new transistors will be made in maga-mass quantities.

Intel Chip Chat — Climate Savers Computing Initiative

We watched the introduction of the computing industry org “Climate Savers Computing” a few months ago at Google headquarters. Now Intel’s Lorie Wigle share more insight into Intel’s leadership role in rallying others in the industry to design energy efficiency into every new device.  This is the third episode of Intel Chip Chat.
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