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Today the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and University of Texas announced that they will deploy a 10 petaflop (or 10,000 trillion operations per second) supercomputer called “Stampede”.  Scheduled to power on in early 2013, 20 percent of the supercomputer’s performance will be delivered by future Intel® Xeon® E5 processors and 80 percent, which is equivalent to 8 petaflops, will be provided by Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture co-processors codenamed “Knights Corner”.

 

Read Intel director Joe Curley’s blog here and see why Intel is excited about the first announcement of a supercomputer that will include thousands of Intel MIC devices.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 22, 2011 – Intel Corporation's board of directors has declared a 21 cents per share (84 cents per share on an annual basis) quarterly dividend on the company's common stock.

 

The dividend will be payable on Dec. 1, 2011 to stockholders of record on Nov. 7, 2011.

 

About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.

 

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Grammy Award-winning recording artist Jason Mraz has teamed with Asus and Intel Corporation for "In Search Of Incredible," a global campaign celebrating the launch of the ASUS new N Series notebook. With audio capabilities developed in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®, one of the world's leading audio-visual brands, and a 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor, the ASUS new N Series offers users a truly incredible multimedia experience. Mraz has joined forces with Intel and ASUS to create a unique global competition, calling on entrants from 16 countries to submit their ideas of the incredible. Participants are being asked to upload a description of what they find incredible along with any supporting imagery or multimedia content. The incredible prize for the global winner will be the chance to turn their incredible story into a short film with a professional film crew at their disposal. The film will then serve as the final installment in the "Search for Incredible" online film series, which will be screened in January at an exclusive event in Park City, Utah. Mraz, who will be on hand at the screening, is taking an active role in reviewing and selecting the winner. For complete rules and additional information regarding the competition, visit www.insearchofincredible.com. The site also will feature webisodes capturing Mraz’s own quest for incredible. They also can be viewed on the campaign's YouTube channel. Additionally, Mraz has revealed a new song, titled "The World As I See It," which is the theme of the "In Search of Incredible" campaign. The track is streaming now on Mraz’s official website.

Nation's Most Innovative Math and Science Schools Awarded with More than $1 Million

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS
  • Schools with exceptional math and science programs were recognized in Washington, D.C. at the Intel Schools of Distinction Awards.
  • Valley Christian Junior High from San Jose, Calif. won the top award of $125,000.
  • Other schools from California, Colorado, Maryland, Minnesota and Oregon were recognized.

 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 20, 2011 –Valley Christian Junior High in San Jose, Calif. took top honors tonight in the Intel Schools of Distinction contest. Intel's Schools of Distinction awards program honors K-12 schools that have some of the most successful educational programs in the country. Schools recognized for this award have demonstrated excellence in math and science education and their ability to promote students' problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills, areas called 21st century skills by educators.

 

Other schools winning big included Byron Senior High (Byron, Minn.), Crellin Elementary School (Oakland, Md.), Farmington View Elementary (Hillsboro, Ore.), Lynbrook High School (San Jose, Calif.) and Preston Middle School (Fort Collins, Colo.).

 

"By honoring the Intel Schools of Distinction winners, Intel hopes to inspire other schools to reinvigorate their own programs and prepare America's youth for success in the global economy," said Shelly Esque, vice president of Intel's Corporate Affairs Group. "We encourage schools with outstanding math and science programs to apply for next year's award."

 

The Intel Foundation and sponsoring companies distribute a total of $1 million in cash grants and awards to the winning schools. In recognition and in support of their efforts, each winning school won an estimated $100,000 in a combination of cash grants from the Intel Foundation and an award package that includes curriculum materials, professional development resources, hardware and software from sponsors including BrainHoney, BrainWare Safari, Dell,I-CAN, KDS, LanSchool, SAS, SMART and Pearson.

 

Valley Christian Junior High took home the Star Innovator Award, which brings an additional $15,000 from the Intel Foundation and other prizes for a total of $125,000 in cash and prizes. This large, independent school serves a diverse, urban population and employs a variety of methods to teach mathematics, including directed teaching, hands-on activities, collaborative work and discovery exploration. Over the past 4 years, Valley Christian students have consistently scored in the nation's top 17 percent in mathematics on the Stanford Achievement Test Series.

 

Of particular interest, Valley Christian uses "inverted learning," in which students watch prerecorded webcasts of lessons as homework, reserving class time for practice. The effects include increased student engagement, increased retention and the utilization of multiple forms of personalized learning through individual work, pair share, group work, and one-on-one student-teacher interactions.

 

The winners were selected from a pool of 18 schools that were recognized as finalists from 156 applications from 38 states. Finalists were:

 

TopicSchool LevelSchool NameCityState
MathematicsElementary SchoolCrellin ElementaryOaklandMaryland
Hollin Meadows ElementaryAlexandriaVirginia
Wauwatosa STEMWauwatosaWisconsin
Middle SchoolConyers Middle School Millikan (Robert A.)ConyersGeorgia
Valley Christian Junior High SchoolSan JoseCalifornia
Millikan Middle SchoolSherman OaksCalifornia
High SchoolAndover High SchoolAndoverMassachusetts
Byron Senior HighByronMinnesota
Leadership Public SchoolsHaywardCalifornia
ScienceElementary SchoolFarmington View Elementary SchoolHillsboroOregon
Walton Elementary SchoolWaltonKansas
Zachary Elementary SchoolZacharyLouisiana
Middle SchoolNew Bridge Middle SchoolJacksonvilleNorth Carolina
Preston Middle SchoolFort CollinsColorado
Sandy Run Middle SchoolDresherPennsylvania
High SchoolBrooklyn Technical High SchoolBrooklynNew York
California Academy of Mathematics & ScienceCarsonCalifornia
Lynbrook High SchoolSan JoseCalifornia

 

For more information, visit: www.intel.com/about/corporateresponsibility/education/soda/index.htm.

 

Schools interested in applying should visit: www.intel.com/about/corporateresponsibility/education/soda/application.htm.

 

To get the latest Intel Education news, visit www.intel.com/newsroom/education, join the Facebook group at http://intel.ly/intel-edu and follow Twitter updates at http://twitter.com/intel_education. To join Intel's community of people sharing their stories with the hope of becoming a catalyst for action and a voice for change in global education, visit www.inspiredbyeducation.com.

 

About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.

 

Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

 

* Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

The search is on in the Intel AppUpSM center! The infamous Carmen Sandiego is at it again in Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Recover these valuable treasures and catch this cunning mastermind. You’ll travel the globe uncovering clues and building a lifelong knowledge of geography, history, and world cultures. Sharpen your detective skills by studying geography and history from Britannica’s Aztec Empire, Ancient Egypt and Ancient Rome.

2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors continue to offer a great mainstream gaming experience on popular 2011 titles. This major graphics driver update for 2nd generation Intel Core processors with Intel® HD graphics improves game performance by up to 37% on ULV platforms. Additionally, new media applications and devices released in 2011 take advantage of unique Intel capabilities like Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD), Quick Sync Video, Intel® Wireless Display and InTru™ 3D. More details are available here at the Game, Media, & Device sites.

 

Drivers are available for download in 32-bit and 64-bit flavors.

Tune in for MashUp Radio this Friday, Sept. 23rd from 12:00-12:30 p.m. PT to hear insight on the newest phenomenon on the geek scene, Self-Quantification. Peter Biddle and self-quantifier and Silicon Valley investor, Tim Chang, will give readers background into the self-tracking movement, discuss the trend’s hottest new gadgets and share insight into how they're each jumping on the knowledge-by-numbers bandwagon.

Sunday night’s Emmy Awards broadcast marks the U.S. debut of Intel’s latest TV commercial, the first scored by will.i.am, Intel’s director of creative innovation. “You’ll Know It” shows adults and children becoming wide-eyed over what’s on their computer screen thanks to the “stunning visuals” and “intelligent performance” of Intel’s 2nd generation Core® processors. The 30-second spot is also scheduled to air during some of the month’s most anticipated series and season premieres, including “NCIS” on Tuesday and “Criminal Minds” on Wednesday, both on CBS, and the Wednesday bow of Simon Cowell’s “X Factor” on Fox. These media buys are part of Intel’s foray into the “upfront” television market, which allows marketers to secure coveted placements months before the season begins.

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Intel was once again recognized on Working Mother’s 2011 list of 100 Best Companies. Why Intel? Working Mother specifically highlights the company’s professional-development workshops, including speed-mentoring sessions, leadership conferences, sponsorship programs and coaching for technical women. Learn more about balancing work and life at Intel.

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • New "Near Threshold Voltage Processor" from Intel Labs challenges the computing system status quo with an experimental Pentium®-class Intel® architecture CPU delivering five times the energy efficiency and the ability to run off a solar cell the size of a postage stamp.
  • Intel Labs released a "Parallel JS" engine to the open source community, adding data-parallel capabilities to JavaScript™ to speed up browser-based services such as computer vision, cryptography, and 3-D games by up to 8-fold.
  • Intel Labs unveiled the Hybrid Memory Cube with 7-times better energy efficiency than today's DDR3 memory along with the highest data rates ever seen in a single DRAM device.
  • Intel CTO Justin Rattner highlighted the accelerating impact of multi- and many-core computing, expanding beyond HPC with developers solving a wide range of everyday computing problems on both clients and servers.

 

 

INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Sept. 15, 2011 – Citing the impact of multi- and many-core computing hitting the mainstream and new developments in extreme scale computing as examples, Justin Rattner, Intel's chief technology officer, told an Intel Developer Forum audience that the future of computing is being accelerated.

 

"Since 2006 Intel and the IA developer community have worked in partnership to realize the potential of multi- and many-core computing, with accelerating impact beyond high-performance computing to solving a wide range of real-world computing problems on clients and servers," Rattner said during his Day 3 keynote in San Francisco. "What we have demonstrated today only scratches the surface of what will be possible with many-core and extreme scale computing systems in the future."

 

Computing to the Extreme

Intel continues to push tech beyond today's limits, looking for the next big leaps that take computing to the next levels of performance with much less power consumption than is possible today. As an example, Rattner demonstrated a Near-Threshold Voltage Processor using novel, ultra-low voltage circuits that dramatically reduce energy consumption by operating close to threshold, or turn-on voltage, of the transistors. This concept CPU runs fast when needed but drops power to below 10 milliwatts when its workload is light – low enough to keep running while powered only by a solar cell the size of a postage stamp. While the research chip will not become a product itself, the results of this research could lead to the integration of scalable near-threshold voltage circuits across a wide range of future products, reducing power consumption by 5-fold or more and extending always-on capability to a wider range of computing devices. Technologies such as this will further Intel Labs' goal to reduce energy consumption per computation by 100- to1000-fold for applications ranging from massive data processing at one end of the spectrum to terascale-in-a-pocket at the other.

 

The Hybrid Memory Cube, a concept DRAM developed by Micron* in collaboration with Intel, demonstrates a new approach to memory design delivering a 7-fold improvement in energy-efficiency over today's DDR3. Hybrid Memory Cube uses a stacked memory chip configuration, forming a compact "cube," and uses a new, highly efficient memory interface which sets the bar for energy consumed per bit transferred while supporting data rates of one trillion bits per second. This research could lead to dramatic improvements in servers optimized for cloud computing as well as ultrabooks, televisions, tablets and smartphones

 

Multicore's Many Uses

Multi-core, the practice of building more than one processing engine into a single chip, has become the accepted method to increase performance while keeping power consumption low. While many-core is more of a design perspective, rather than incrementally adding cores in a traditional approach, it's reinventing chip design based on the assumption that high core counts is the new norm.

 

Rattner highlighted the progress multi-core computing has seen since he introduced Intel's first dual-core processor at IDF 5 years ago. Today Intel's multi- and many-core processors are hosting a myriad of important applications across a wide range of industry sectors, including some surprising new uses in the rapidly advancing world of high-core-count computing.

 

Rattner described some of the latest applications of this technology along with the software tools and programming techniques that are enabling developers to harness the power of multi- and many-core computing in several key areas, including:

 

  • Faster Web Apps: Extending JavaScript™ with data-parallel programming features, using a just-released experimental Parallel JS open-source engine from Intel Labs, to enable a new class of browser-based apps in domains such as photo and video editing, physics simulation, and 3-D gaming for desktop and mobile personal computers, including Ultrabooks™.
  • More Responsive Cloud Services: Best-in-class increases in queries per second for Memcached applications using the multi-core capabilities of Intel's 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ microprocessor to enable the world's largest Internet sites to improve their Web app responsiveness and minimize user wait times for critical data.
  • Improved PC Client Security: Parallel cryptographic and facial recognition services to improve security on Ultrabooks and traditional notebook and desktop personal computers by utilizing all of the IA and graphics cores on 2nd Generation Intel Core microprocessors in a heterogeneous fashion.
  • Lower Cost Wireless Infrastructure: Collaborative research with China Mobile to replace the custom and costly base-station hardware used on cell towers today with a fully programmable and far more cost-effective, software-based PC alternative.
  • Really Big Science: Unlocking the mysteries of the universe by utilizing clusters of Intel multi-core processors at CERN* to greatly improve their high-energy physics app performance and to quickly port their code to Intel's upcoming Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture product family.

 

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Hybrid Memory Cube

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About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.

 

Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

 

* Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 14, 2011 – Intel Corporation today announced the pricing of its public offering of $5 billion aggregate principal amount of its notes pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The public offering consists of $1.5 billion of 1.950 percent notes due October 1, 2016, $2 billion of 3.300 percent notes due October 1, 2021 and $1.5 billion of 4.800 percent notes due October 1, 2041. The notes were offered to the public at a price of 99.847% of par in the case of the 2016 notes, 99.762% of par in the case of the 2021 notes and 99.258% of par in the case of the 2041 notes. The offering is expected to close on Sept. 19, 2011, subject to customary closing conditions.

 

Intel expects to receive net proceeds from this offering of approximately $4.959 billion, after deducting underwriting discounts. Intel intends to use the net proceeds from this offering primarily to repurchase shares of its common stock; and for general corporate purposes.

 

Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering of the notes. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Needham & Company, LLC and RBS Securities Inc. are acting as co-managers for the offering.

 

This offering is being made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement, which may be obtained for free by visiting www.sec.gov.

 

Alternatively, copies may be obtained by contacting the following firms:

  • Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11220, Attention: Prospectus Department (telephone: 877-858-5407, or e-mail: batprospectusdept@citi.com).  
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co., Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, N.Y. 10282 (telephone: 866-471-2526, facsimile: 212-902-9316, or e-mail prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com)
  • Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc., 4 World Financial Center, New York, N.Y. 10080, Attention: Prospectus Department (e-mail: dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com)

 

This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

 

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the anticipated use of the proceeds of the offering. Intel does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.

 

About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.

 

Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

 

* Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

The Intel Learning Series continues to change the way students learn with the Intel-powered classmate PC and its developing ecosystem. At the Intel Developer Forum today, new versions of the classmate PC will be displayed and demonstrated in a classroom setting with young students to give attendees the flavor of a classroom sporting the high-tech classmate PCs. The updated versions, coming soon, feature Cedar Trail Atom chips that offer longer battery life, increased ruggedness and an enhanced user experience. Additionally, we are proud to announce the growth of the Intel Learning Series Alliance has reached 500 members in 70 countries who are developing applications, peripherals and services optimized for the Learning Series. Since Intel announced the classmate PC reference design in 2007, more than 5 million classmate PCs have shipped around the world. For more information, visit the Intel-powered classmate PC press kit.

Intel® Solid-State Drive 710 Series with High Endurance Technology Offers Extreme Endurance and Performance for Greater Reliability, Efficiency and Value

 

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel debuts enterprise-grade Multi-Level Cell (MLC) SATA SSD Intel SSD 710 Series featuring high endurance, performance and reliability.
  • Intel SSD 710 Series uses compute-quality 25nm MLC NAND flash memory in 100GB, 200GB and 300GB capacities.
  • Intel SSD 710 with High Endurance Technology offers Single-Level Cell (SLC) SSD endurance with MLC value for optimal data center storage.

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 14, 2011 – Intel Corporation announced today its latest solid-state drive (SSD), the Intel® Solid-State Drive 710 Series, a purpose-built Multi-Level Cell (MLC) data center SSD and replacement for the Intel® X25-E Extreme SSD. While the Intel X25-E was based on more expensive but highly reliable Single-Level Cell (SLC) NAND flash memory, the Intel SSD 710 uses compute-quality Intel 25-nanomenter (nm) MLC NAND flash memory with Intel High Endurance Technology (HET) to deliver the endurance and performance necessary for data center, financial services, embedded, Internet portal, search engine and other demanding storage and server applications, but at a greater value.

 

"The Intel SSD 710 Series gives enterprise data center and embedded users extreme endurance and performance, enabled by Intel's High Endurance Technology based on Intel 25nm MLC NAND technology," said Rob Crooke, Intel vice president and general manager of the Intel Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group. "Intel SSDs are widely deployed in the data center due to their performance, reliability and value. Our latest SSD product family offers more than 30 times the write endurance of our current MLC SSDs, plus improved performance and new features, such as power-loss data protection and surplus arrays of NAND for enhanced reliability."

 

The Intel SSD 710 delivers nearly the same endurance as SLC-based NAND SSDs, yet utilizes the higher capacity and more cost-effective MLC NAND. It achieves write endurance out-of-the-box of up to 1.1 Petabytes (PB) and comes in 100-Gigabyte (GB), 200GB and 300GB capacities. Targeted for I/O-starved applications, the Intel SSD 710 achieves a 4K random write performance of up to 2,700 input/output operations per second (IOPS) and 4K random read performance of up to 38,500 IOPS across the full span of the drive, making this a suitable replacement to an SLC SSD or multiple enterprise-grade hard disk drives (HDD). In addition to performance, the Intel SSD 710 can replace many power-consuming HDDs with a single SSD to help reduce data center energy costs.

 

"Cisco and Intel teams have worked closely, looking at the requirements for servers in the data center – IT organizations today more often run out of memory, and need memory density as well as capacity and performance," said David Lawler, vice president of product management for Cisco. "The Cisco UCS B230 M2 server offers the highest density memory capacity, and is one of the highest-density two-socket, half-width form factors powered by the Intel® Xeon® E7-2800. Cisco will offer the Intel SSD 710 Series to further increase the performance and storage capacity in the UCS B230 with two local drives offering 100GB each in September and up to 300GB each in the fall."

 

The Intel SSD 710 also includes increased reliability and security features. These include enhanced power-loss data protection to reduce potential data loss during a power failure; added data security with surplus NAND flash memory to provide system protection should a NAND die fail; Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with 128-bit pre-configured encryption technology to protect the data from an external threat or internal system issues and Temperature Monitoring and Logging containing an internal temperature sensor that can be monitored using two self-monitoring analysis and report technology (SMART) attributes to prevent downtime.

 

Positioned for high write usage models, the drive can also be over-provisioned by the user to achieve up to 80 percent greater write endurance, creating an outstanding storage value. Intel HET combines NAND silicon enhancements and unique SSD NAND management techniques to extend the write endurance of MLC-based SSDs. Intel HET comprises Intel-developed firmware, controller and high-cycling NAND for optimized endurance and performance for the heavy loads of data crunching and writing experienced in 24/7 data centers or scientific, financial or other high-intensity usage models. Firmware enhancements from Intel include optimized error avoidance techniques, write amplification reduction algorithms and system-level error management beyond the normal industry Error Correction Code (ECC) standards.

 

Providing a better dollar-per-GB value than its previous-generation Intel X25-E SSD, the Intel SSD 710 Series is priced at $649 for the 100GB version, $1,289 for the 200GB, and $1,929 for 300GB, all based on 1,000-unit quantities. It is backed by a 3-year limited warranty. To download the multimedia press kit go to www.intel.com/newsroom/ssd. For more information on Intel SSDs go to www.intel.com/go/ssd or follow Intel SSDs on Twitter (@intelssd), Facebook (www.intel.com/go/ssdfacebook or communities.intel.com).

 

 

Intel SSD 710 Series and the Data Center

 

 

 

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Intel® SSD 710 Series - The Intel SSD 710 Series uses compute-quality Intel 25-nanomenter (nm) multi-level-cell (MLC) NAND flash memory with Intel High Endurance Technology (HET) to deliver the endurance and performance necessary for data center, financial services, embedded, Internet portal, search engine and other demanding storage and server applications.

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Intel® SSD 710 Series Ideal for Data Center Storage - Intel SSDs are widely deployed in data centers due to their performance, reliability and value. Intel's latest SSD product family, the Intel SSD 710 Series, achieves more than 30 times the write endurance of Intel's current MLC-based SSDs. It also offers improved performance and new features, such as power-loss data protection and surplus arrays of NAND, for enhanced reliability.

 

About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.

 

Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

 

* Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

Intel Labs unveiled the Hybrid Memory Cube with 7-times better energy efficiency than today’s DDR3 memory along with the highest data rates ever seen in a single DRAM device.

Intel Labs released a “Parallel JS” engine to the open source community, adding data-parallel capabilities to JavaScript™ to speed up browser-based services such as computer vision, cryptography, and 3-D games by up to 8-fold.

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