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Intel Unveils New Silicon Management Technology To Better Address Computer Maintenance And Inventory

  • 08 September, 2004 10:30

<p>Multi-Core Processors, Other Key Silicon Technologies Part of Platform Approach</p>
<p>INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, SAN FRANCISCO, 8 September, 2004 – Intel Corporation President and COO Paul Otellini today described new silicon innovations that will help guide the direction of the technology industry and provide new capabilities for customers and end-users. Otellini, in a speech to about 5,000 engineers, developers, designers and other technology industry leaders, outlined the trends and technologies – from multi-core processors to new platform innovations – that will drive future industry growth.</p>
<p>“Convergence has happened,” Otellini said. “And it’s because industry standards and high-volume silicon have made it easier for more people to use technology. As the communications and entertainment industries adopt digital technology, new uses have been created, allowing organisations and individuals to derive greater value from technology.”</p>
<p>The adoption of digital technology across industries means sheer processing speed must be augmented with the ability to meet a more diverse set of user needs and requirements. While continuing to drive processor performance, Intel has been expanding its focus to improve processor efficiency and also allow computer users to take better advantage of multi-tasking, security, reliability, manageability and wireless computing capabilities.</p>
<p>A central component of Intel’s expanded focus will be the deployment of multi-core processors across the company’s key product lines. Over time, multi-core technology will enable capabilities like better user interfaces, virus and security protection, and overall improved efficiency and performance.</p>
<p>“Three years ago at IDF we said Intel would provide fundamental technologies and chip design features to deliver greater value and functionality,” Otellini said. “Hyper-Threading and Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology were the first examples we used to illustrate the point. Now, as we expand this user-oriented approach, we plan to implement multi-core processors up and down our product line-up.”</p>
<p>Intel’s Hyper-Threading technology was an important first step in the move to multi-core processing. It provided incentive for software developers to design applications capable of processing information in parallel for greater efficiency. As a result, today there are large numbers of developers and design tools already available to take advantage to the benefits of Intel’s multi-core plans.</p>
<p>“Intel’s multi-core technology isn’t about just putting two cores on a single piece of silicon,” Otellini said. “Multi-core technology allows developers to take advantage of existing resources and tools to provide new and innovative benefits for end-users.”</p>
<p>As an example of a future product from Intel’s multi-core product lineup, Otellini demonstrated working silicon for the next generation Intel Itanium® processor, codenamed Montecito. In addition to its multi-core design, the Montecito processor has more than 1.7 billion transistors and 24 megabytes of cache memory. Montecito is one of several multi-core processor projects for the mobile, desktop and server market segments Intel will discuss at IDF this week.</p>
<p>Intel also elaborated on other innovative chip design features that provide new capabilities for electronic devices. One, a new feature to be incorporated into future chipsets, will allow improved management of computing assets by IT managers. The Intel Active Management Technology (IAMT) is designed to manage information across a variety of platforms, from handheld communications devices to servers. It should help free IT managers from the current situation where about 80 per cent of IT budgets are spent on managing assets rather than developing and implementing innovative solutions that improve worker productivity and efficiency.</p>
<p>Other features Intel plans to provide as part of its chip design capability include virtualisation technology (codenamed Vanderpool Technology or VT), which will allow computers to run multiple operating environments simultaneously and significantly reduce reliability issues. In addition, future security technologies such as LaGrande Technology (LT) will help prevent hackers from accessing office and personal information, while potential new multimedia technologies may serve to reduce costs and provide new capabilities for the home and office.</p>
<p>About IDF
The Intel Developer Forum is the technology industry's premier event for hardware and software developers. Held worldwide throughout the year, IDF brings together key industry players to discuss cutting-edge technology and products for PCs, servers, communications equipment, and handheld clients. For more information on IDF, visit</p>
<p>About Intel
Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at</p>
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<p>Daniel Anderson
Intel Australia Pty Ltd
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