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On Oct. 3, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich will speak at the first European edition of the Maker Faire in Rome. Described as the largest exhibition in the world dedicated to innovation, creativity and enterprise, Maker Faires celebrate the “maker” movement and lovers of the “do it yourself” spirit. Krzanich will discuss Intel’s history of support for the maker community and Maker Faire events, highlight future collaboration and share details of Intel products that aim to spur even more maker innovation. Intel is a main sponsor of Maker Faire Rome and supports the maker movement because it aligns with the company’s long-term support of STEM education and innovation both inside and outside of the classroom.

The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), which has quadrupled its membership to more than 280 global IT leaders in seven months and to which Intel serves as technical advisor, announced a major milestone in its mission to drive open, interoperable cloud solutions. The ODCA released the first, user-driven requirements for the cloud based on what members deem to be the most pressing challenges facing IT. These lay out a plan to enable federation, agility and efficiency across cloud computing while identifying the specific innovations in secure federation, automation, common management and policy and solution transparency required for widespread adoption of cloud services that aim to reduce $25 billion in annual IT costs within five years and spur over $50 billion in cloud services innovation. For more information on the ODCA’s announcement and how Intel plans to meet the requirements of the usage models, listen to two Intel Chip Chat podcasts discussing this news.

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas at Austin today became the first National Science Foundation TeraGrid institution to work with Intel to support the national open science community in building applications that take full advantage of the Intel many integrated core (MIC) architecture. TACC now joins more than 100 other Intel partners porting software to the Intel MIC processor-based software development platform. Intel’s forthcoming MIC processors are designed to achieve tremendous performance for applications that possess a high degree of data parallelism, including molecular dynamics and quantum chemistry, as well as such emerging data-intensive applications as seismic imaging, sensor network analysis and real-time analytics. For more information on Intel and TACC’s collaboration, check out The Server Room blog post.

What happens when Facebook and Intel engineers spend more than 18 months together to define a world-class, open approach to data center efficiency? The result is a 60 percent reduction in power consumption per user based on the leading energy-efficient performance of Intel® Xeon® processor-based platforms, jointly developed system optimization, and Facebook’s aggressive power optimization. We are big fans of what Facebook achieved! Learn more about Intel’s collaboration with Facebook in blogs posted here and here.

How will The Creators Project, an initiative by Intel and Vice, top its inaugural year in 2010? How about by kicking off year two as the first-ever creative partner for the 2011 Coachella Music and Arts Festival April 15-17 in Indio, Calif.? In its work with the Coachella team and the leading and emerging artists at the festival, The Creators Project will turn some of the world’s biggest musicians’ performances into unprecedented visual experiences. The creative partnership between Coachella and The Creators Project was announced yesterday as part of the unveiling of the festival’s music headliners and line-up. Stay tuned for additional information about the second year of The Creators Project in the coming weeks.

The Creators Project, a global celebration of creativity and innovation created by Vice and Intel, arrived in Beijing today after traveling the world. Can’t be there? Go to the website to catch much of the action: www.thecreatorsproject.com. The event will be held in the 798 Art District – the heart of the Beijing’s growing art and culture center. Since launching in May, the project has traveled to New York, London, Sao Paolo and Seoul, showcasing local and international artists to millions of cultural enthusiasts. In the last four months, The Creators Project has attracted 8 million website visits with 32.8 million video views. Thousands of people are expected to attend the final 2010 three-day event in Beijing, which begins today.

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