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Create the perfect music playlist for your summer road trip by discovering the newest artists using apps from the Intel AppUpSM center. With millions of songs to choose from, GrooveShark lets you search for and play their favorite music for free, with no audio ads or listening limits. PopCatcher is a combined service, containing a genre-based listing of popular Internet radio stations together with automatic radio music recorder software, that will save the most frequent songs played. Need to set the mood? Give Moodagent a starting track or set the sliders to define your mood, and you instantly get a tailor-made playlist based on your music library.

Intel’s new Museum of Me is a fantastic new way to look at your on-line social life. It creates a virtual museum in which the objects on display are draw from your Facebook page and the exhibits are the things you care about: your friends, your photographs, your videos, your wall and the things you ‘Like’. Check out the preview video on YouTube and then head on over to the Museum - it’s open 24hrs a day, 7 days a week!

Each quarter, Visual Adrenaline Magazine delivers the stories behind the latest innovations in visual computing directly to your inbox. With the newly launched Intel® Visual Adrenaline App, you can enjoy engaging and inspiring in-depth articles, entertaining videos, and beautiful image galleries for browsing – all in a convenient ‘take it with you’ iOS universal app for your Apple iPad*, iPhone*, and iPod* Touch. Whether you are a professional software developer, an enthusiast, or a student, you can experience ‘Visual Adrenaline’ in a whole new way.

Intel Capital has made its first robotics industry investment, leading a $13 million investment in Aldebaran Robotics. The company currently manufactures and sells advanced, programmable humanoid robots focused on the education, personal services and research markets. Its products combine a range of facial and voice recognition technologies with location awareness capabilities, providing a flexible platform for application development. The funding from Intel Capital will play a key role in allowing Aldebaran Robotics to develop its product offering into additional vertical sectors such as health and social care. See press release for more information.

Video: will.i.am chats with Intel Futurist Brian David Johnson

will.i.am, Intel’s director of creative innovation, brings his brand of insight, humor and humanitarian vision to the first in a series of video chats hosted by Intel futurist Brian David Johnson. Topics include early memories of geekdom, why movies about the future are wrong and when apps meet the world of Harry Potter. Is a trade show called “Wand-con” far off?

Intel Announces New Research and Partnership Efforts at Annual R&D Event




  • Intel Labs announced a second Intel Science and Technology Center (ISTC) to open with a focus on secure computing, hosted at the University of California, Berkeley in collaboration with several other universities.
  • More than 35 research projects from around the globe touching visual computing, security and authentication, user experience, cloud computing and more on display at annual Intel Labs research event.
  • Intel Labs to release two new open source software packages: a distributed scene graph package to increase the maximum number of participants in 3-D Web applications, such as virtual worlds, by more than 20 times, and an advanced ray tracing package to accelerate the rendering of photorealistic images on Intel-based systems by 100 percent.



MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 7, 2011 – Intel Labs opened its doors to the media, academia, partners and customers today at the 9th annual Research at Intel event, where Justin Rattner, Intel Corporation chief technology officer, unveiled more than 35 innovative research projects underway that will help transform the future of technology.


Many of these projects are the result of joint research among different divisions of Intel and its academic and industry partners. Additionally, Rattner announced the latest Intel Science Technology Center (ISTC), a new collaborative framework for security research between Intel and several leading universities.


Focused on secure computing, Intel's latest ISTC is hosted at the University of California, Berkeley, and also includes partnerships with Carnegie Mellon, Drexel, Duke and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This center represents the next $15 million installment of Intel's recently announced 5-year, $100 million ISTC program to increase university research and accelerate innovation. As with the first ISTC for Visual Computing, the new Secure Computing center will encourage tighter collaboration between university thought leaders and Intel.


"The co-principal investigators from Intel and UC Berkeley will lead a talented team of researchers from across the country to address today's most challenging problems in computer security," said Rattner. "Forming a multidisciplinary community of Intel, faculty and graduate student researchers will lead to fundamental breakthroughs in one of the most difficult and vexing areas of computing technology."


The ISTC for secure computing will focus its research on a variety of areas over the next 5 years, including making personal computers safer from malware, securing mobile devices, both in terms of data protection for the individual, as well as making it safer to download data to devices, and use of third party applications. Another key area researchers will address is how to protect personal data once it is scattered throughout the Web. Today people share their personal data all over the Internet when signing up for a variety of services. Users exert little to no control over their personal data once they've granted access to it, and as such, the new ISTC will look into ways to give people more control and make their data more secure.


A Glimpse into the Future of Technology, Today

Demonstrations at the Research at Intel event spanned such areas as visual computing, security and authentication to user experience and cloud computing, among others, and are the result of ongoing, collaborative efforts between Intel and its industry and academic partners. For example:


  • "Unleashing the Potential of Intel® Processor Graphics" for cryptography operations demonstrates how faster and more efficiently security measures can be achieved using the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor-based platforms.
  • "Authentication of the Future" shows how identify theft can be avoided when using a trusted client with advanced authentication and user presence techniques by locally establishing your identity and confirming it with Web-based services, improving both the security and user experience.
  • "Magic Mirror" provides a look at a virtual shopping experience with a realistic avatar of the shopper dressed in the latest fashions. This demo shows a 3-D avatar that tracked movements in real-time and changed body dimensions using gesture.
  • "Steerable Sound" shows spherical loudspeakers that not only give best-in-class sound reproduction, but also dynamic, steerable sound analogous to traditional acoustic musical instruments.
  • "Automatic Classroom Collaboration" shows how students can form collaborative groups automatically using Intel-based classmate PCs. Proximity detection technology finds classmate PCs near a student and helps to form a group automatically with students who are in the vicinity. With a click of a button students can form groups, start collaborating on a project, take a quiz together or compete with each other.
  • "Wireless Energy Sensing Technology" (WEST) is an easy-to-use plug-in device that uses pattern recognition to determine when different electrical loads turn on and off in the home. Using a simple application, homeowners can examine a variety of energy reports to help them better manage their energy consumption.
  • The "Many-Core Applications Research" community shows how more than 80 worldwide institutions are researching future software using Intel Lab's 48-core single-chip Cloud Computer concept chip.


Intel Software Code Releases

As part of its strategy to increase collaboration across the industry and academic sectors, Intel Labs announced it will release source code for its Distributed Scene Graph 3-D Internet technology. This code is part of an ongoing effort to augment the OpenSim open-source virtual world simulator and will enable developers to build virtual regions where people can work or play online with a cast of thousands, instead of being limited to less than a hundred today – a more than 20 times improvement. Virtual environments have applications from entertainment and education to social networking. Intel showed an example of how the technology could enable a massive multi-player "game" to train first responders for different disaster scenarios.


Also this month, Intel Labs will release as open source its state-of-the-art offline ray tracing code to researchers and developers. Ray tracing is a computer graphics technique that produces photo-realistic images by tracing imaginary light rays to determine where and how every part of an object should be illuminated. Intel showed how this code will improve the speed by up to 100 percent on Intel-based systems. This advanced ray tracing code targets professional applications and is a separate effort from the company's game-focused, real-time ray tracing project shown previously. The code is expected to find use in commercial applications such as designing cars, making movies and visualizing new architectural designs.



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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.

Today at the ninth annual Research at Intel event, Intel showcased more than 35 futuristic, breakthrough technology demonstrations. For more information, photos, videos and to view the event via Livestream, visit www.intel.com/newsroom/research.

Today at the ninth annual Research at Intel event, Justin Rattner, chief technology officer announced the opening of the Intel Science and Technology Center (ISTC) for Secure Computing. The new ISTC will be hosted at U.C. Berkeley and will drive collaborative research with Intel and other leading universities, including Carnegie Mellon, Drexel, Duke, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The ISTC for Secure Computing is part of Intel’s $100 million investment in academic research announced earlier this year to launch a series of ISTCs at major U.S. universities.

Sydney's Customs House

The Electric Canvas lights up Sydney's Customs House with 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 processors

Intel Australia is the event partner for Vivid Sydney, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest light and music festival. As part of the event, large-scale image projection experts, The Electric Canvas, transformed Sydney’s Customs House with a series of 3D-mapped animation sequences created using visibly smart 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 processors and Intel Solid-State Drive 510 Series, demonstrating Intel's strong support for innovation and creative endeavours. Thousands viewed the Customs House transformation and also lined the edge of Sydney Harbour to view the ‘lighting of the sails’ at the Sydney Opera House and other light displays along the event route.

Intel moved up to #16 (from #18 in 2010) in the 2011 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 ranking, which highlights global supply chain leaders. Intel’s focus on Supply Chain Excellence include a continued focus on customer responsiveness and satisfaction; adapting the supply chain to support our adjacent businesses for an Intel competitive advantage; improving speed, cost, and inventories; and ensuring leadership performance in Environmental and Social Governance throughout our Supply Chain. See the “Supply Chain” section of Intel’s Corporate Responsibility Report for more.

Justin Rattner, Intel Chief Technology Officer, will host Intel’s ninth annual Research@Intel media event on June 7 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. Intel will showcase more than 35 must-see innovations from Intel’s R&D labs from around the world including the latest in user experience, energy efficiency, context aware computing, visual computing, security, platform innovation and cloud computing. The event kicks-off with a presentation by Rattner at 10:00 a.m. PDT and the technology demo showcase displaying Intel’s vision of the future will take place from 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT. Media interested in additional details or would like to attend the event, please email Robin Shin at robin.shin@ogilvypr.com. If you can’t join us in person, you can still experience the event via LiveCast, videos and photos by visiting Intel’s Newsroom.

The magazine Fast Company named Eric Dishman, Intel Fellow and director of Health Innovation at Intel, to its list of The 100 Most Creative People in Business 2011.  Fast Company writes that Dishman's "research on aging is behind evolving systems to provide more effective home care. His goal is to enable 50% of care in the U.S. to be delivered in the home by 2020.” Other notables on the list include TV personalities Conan O'Brien and Oprah Winfrey, writer Tina Fey, publisher Arianna Huffington, among others.

At Computex, Intel reiterated its Atom System on a Chip (SoC) roadmap, highlighting “Medfield,” which will be built using Intel’s 32nm high-k metal gate process technology. The purpose-built solution will provide lower power, a smaller footprint and more integration of features and performance for the tablet market. “Medfield” will enable sub-9mm tablets that weigh less than 1.5 pounds and provide all day battery life. The processors will be in production later this year for tablet designs in market the first half of 2012 and support a range of operating systems including Google Android (“Honeycomb”), Windows and MeeGo.

The ecosystem around MeeGo-based netbooks expands with the introduction of devices including the Acer Aspire One Happy 2, Asus Eee PC X101, Samsung N100 and Lenovo IdeaPad S100 at Computex. These systems are based on the new, 1.33 GHz single-core Intel® Atom™ processor N435. These netbooks will provide new levels of affordability for market expansion. Acer and Asus netbooks will come pre-loaded with the Intel AppUpSM center in select countries. Also at Computex, Acer demonstrated a MeeGo-based tablet on stage at the Intel netbook, tablet and software focused satellite event.

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