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Today, Intel released Service Pack 1 for Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2011, a comprehensive tool suite for C, C++ and Fortran developers. The service pack contains numerous quality improvements and refinements to help further increase application performance. Notably it includes support for Cilk™ Plus v1.1, IEEE 754-2008, Intel Threading Building Blocks v4.0, and leading support for the latest C++ and Fortran standards. Intel Parallel Studio XE empowers developers to create scalable code for today’s Intel® Xeon® processors while easily extending to Intel® Many Integrated Core (Intel® MIC) architecture.

So long summer and hello Ultrabooks. This past weekend saw several OEMs announcing their newest Ultrabook designs at IFA in Berlin. Acer, Toshiba and Lenovo all previewed sleek Ultrabook designs that tout the superior performance synonymous with Intel’s 2nd generation Core processor family. These first Ultrabooks, available later this year, point to continued momentum in this new category of what promises to become the must-have, most complete and satisfying computing devices over the next couple of years.

Explore Earth’s natural wonders and exotic species with the Intel AppUpSM center. In Britannica Kids: Volcanoes, learn about volcanoes, lava, plate tectonics and more. With Britannica Kids: Rainforests, dive into rainforests and discover the unique animals and plants which inhabit them. Take a deeper look into some of the unique snakes that inhabit the rain forest with Britannica Kids: Snakes. Want to learn more about the history of reptiles? In Dino Discovery, discover dinosaurs from every continent. After brushing-up on exotic wildlife, take a quick break with another exotic animal from Angry Birds Rio. This app is free for first-time registrants with the Intel AppUp center.

Intel® Teach Program Transforms Millions of Classrooms Around the Globe, Prepares More than 300 Million Students to Succeed in the Global Economy



  • Through the Intel® Teach professional development program, Intel has enabled 10 million teachers to effectively integrate technology into their lessons to promote problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills among their students.
  • The teachers trained through Intel Teach have reached more than 300 million students around the world, preparing them to learn, lead and succeed in the global economy.
  • Intel Teach is one part of Intel’s $100 million annual investment towards improving the quality of education around the world, an essential element of the company’s commitment to a better future for all.



Intel® Teach program trains 10M teachers

Intel is celebrating an extraordinary milestone in education: 10 million teachers have been trained through Intel® Teach, in turn impacting the lives of more than 300 million students around the world.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 7, 2011 – Intel Corporation today celebrated 10 million teachers trained through Intel® Teach, a professional development program that enables educators to effectively integrate technology into their lessons to promote problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills among their students. Working with national, regional and local educators and governments in more than 70 countries, Intel Teach is the largest and most successful program of its kind. In fact, according to Intel’s estimates, more than 300 million students have been prepared to learn, lead and succeed by teachers trained in Intel Teach.


“Solving tomorrow’s challenges begins in today’s classrooms,” said Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini. “We invest in teachers so that they will inspire our students to be innovative, creative and prepared with the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are imperative to our future. While we celebrate reaching 10 million teachers through Intel Teach today, we continue to focus on developing the next generation by improving the quality of educational opportunities around the world.”


Intel Teach started as a simple idea, in which education is centered on student learning through project-based experiences instead of lecture and memorization. It included technology not just because technology was fun and different, but because computers and software appropriately integrated into the classroom promote students’ problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills, areas called 21st century skills by educators.


“Through my Intel Teach unit, my enthusiasm for teaching has been reborn,” said Angie Hillman, an Intel Teach Master Teacher and language arts specialist at Cottonwood Middle School in Arizona. “In this day and age, with all the state testing and other things weighing heavy on educators, I had lost my focus on how to make learning fun. In creating my Intel unit, I have been able to bring that fun back into my classroom with the highest level of instruction possible for my students.”


Independent evaluation of the Intel Teach program revealed participating teachers reported their students were “motivated and involved in the lesson” and that “student projects showed more in-depth understanding” than other comparable work.


In many countries, Intel Teach is the primary information and communications technology (ICT) training program for educators, recognized by various governments around the world as essential for teacher and student growth. In Jordan, for example, teachers must complete the Intel Teach program to be eligible for promotion and a 15 percent pay increase.


Now in its second decade, Intel Teach, which relies on a combination of online and face-to-face instruction, continues to build more flexible course offerings and train teachers around the world. To keep Intel Teach on the cutting edge of professional development for teachers, Intel has also created the Intel Engage community and several local language online educator communities to provide a platform for real-time educator dialogue, learning and idea exchange. To learn more about the Intel Teach program’s impact on teachers, visit www.intel.com/10millionteachers.


Intel Teach is but one element of Intel’s commitment to education, which includes extensive efforts by employee volunteers to help improve education around the world. 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 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 and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.


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Today the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) announced a best practices competition called “Conquering the Cloud Challenge” to find the most innovative cloud-related practices by corporations and institutions. The grand prize, $10,000, will be awarded to the entry selected by a panel of expert judges: Jan Drake, Disney Corporation; Ben Kepes, industry analyst; Frank Gens, IDC; Jeff Perdue, Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley; and Ravi Subramaniam, Intel. There are also four category prizes and crowd favorite prizes available.

Intel’s “Master of Curiosity” social media game launched today as part of Intel’s sponsorship of the new Discovery Channel series, “Curiosity: The Questions of Life.” The landmark series explores a range of topics, including intelligence, neuroscience and nanotechnology. A first-of-its-kind investment for Intel, “Curiosity” is being used by Intel as a global marketing platform with key partnership elements. The integration spans Curiosity.com, the exclusive online platform, and also Curiosity’s education initiatives with Discovery Education, as well as comprehensive social, mobile and marketing programs. A new game will launch weekly to coincide with the latest topic of the “Curiosity” episodes, which air at 8 p.m. ET and PT Sundays in the United States. The series expands worldwide this fall.

Intel Corporation, Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corp. and C&S Technology announced a collaboration to develop next generation in-vehicle infotainment platforms based on the Intel® Atom™ processor. These platforms will bring new services and content, such as location-based applications, social networking capabilities and entertainment, to both drivers and passengers in future Hyundai and Kia vehicles. In addition, Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corp. will upgrade select IVI systems with the Intel® Atom™  processor to add more intelligent and innovative capabilities.

Wheezy Waiter – one of the most popular video creators on YouTube – created a humorous video that is currently posted to the Amazon.com/Intel PC Store page. If the video secures 200,000 views by Sept. 14, Intel will donate $25k to DonorsChoose.org to help bring technology into classrooms across America. To learn more about the planned donation as part of DonorsChoose.org’s Double Your Impact campaign, read the Intel Inside Scoop blog post on the same subject.

Intel CEO, Paul Otellini and U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu

Intel CEO, Paul Otellini and U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu, discuss the need to bolster engineering student opportunities at the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness hosted by Portland State University.

The White House and Intel CEO announces major commitments to a Jobs Council initiative focused on graduating 10,000 more engineers each year from U.S. colleges and universities. Intel will double its engineering internships along with major increases from 49 other companies – together offering 6300 additional internships next year.

With the Intel AppUpSM center, children can gear up for school by learning the alphabet and reading basics. In ABC Trace, children can practice tracing and writing numbers and letters. Caillou Alphabet will help children develop educational skills and learn about the alphabet. While Caillou Ready to Read helps children learn the building blocks of reading including letter identification, word recognition, beginning phonics and more. The Reader Rabbit 1st Grade capers app has fun activities in spelling and vocabulary with exciting songs and movies.

As the tablet market continues to grow and evolve, Intel is working closely with a range of customers to address the requirements of varied industries and market segments. Two recent examples are from Motion and Cisco. The rugged, lightweight Motion® CL900 Tablet PC incorporates the Intel® Atom™ Z670 processor, providing the ideal balance between power and battery consumption and is already gaining wide acceptance in the healthcare and retail segments. The Cisco Cius, also based on the Intel Atom processor-based platform, is designed for the enterprise and combines secure voice, video, collaboration, desktop virtualization and transformational business applications integrated into the user experience. The device provides customers with mobility, virtual content creation and computing capabilities and a seamless integration with a comprehensive suite of collaboration applications, including Cisco WebEx, Cisco Quad, and HD video interoperability with Cisco TelePresence. Cisco Cius tablets are already being used by companies such as Verizon, whose UCC sales team is increasing productivity by responding quickly to customers’ questions about service availability, while also leveraging the video features to communicate with specialists should customers have additional questions. The Cius is also now available to Verizon’s global enterprise customer base.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 30, 2011 – Intel Corporation today announced the formation of a wholly owned subsidiary, Intel Federal LLC, to provide strategic focus in order to better address new opportunities in working with the U.S. government. Initially Intel Federal will focus on the High Performance Computing segment, including work on exascale computing with the U.S. Department of Energy and other agencies. In time, the subsidiary will be open to working with all branches of the government.


“Reaching supercomputer performance levels of a hundred times more powerful than today by 2018 will require the combined efforts of both industry and government. An ExaFlop supercomputer’s performance is the equivalent of every person on Earth making about 150 million calculations per second. We look forward to collaborating more closely with the U.S. government on future supercomputing challenges,” said Kirk Skaugen vice president and general manager of Intel’s Datacenter and Connected Systems Group. “The creation of Intel Federal demonstrates the strategic importance of these programs and will give us the ability to establish and maintain the unique processes, procedures and controls needed to develop and manage programs with the government.”


Intel also announced that Dave Patterson has been appointed as president of Intel Federal LLC. Patterson brings an extensive array of experience to this role, most recently as president and CEO of Optelecom-NKF Inc., and prior to that as president and CEO of Siemens Government Services Inc. (SGS). Patterson will report directly to Skaugen.


Initially Intel Federal will have offices in Oregon, California and the Washington, D.C. area.  Over time Intel Federal will expand its focus to a wide variety of other programs within the government.


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.

Intel Open Fibre Channel over Ethernet (Open FCoE), the world’s first Open FCoE solution, is now available on VMware vSphere® 5 which became generally available yesterday. As part of its release, native FCoE support will be delivered through the integration of Intel Open FCoE, delivering a critical piece of the puzzle to accelerate widespread market adoption of Open FCoE. Intel Open FCoE, announced in January 2011, enables IT departments to create data center superhighways that can help reduce global IT spending. Check out this blog post for more information.

Acclaimed musician Michael Franti talks about the role of technology to create and share music in a recent documentary filmed as part of Intel’s Visual Life  campaign. Technology has allowed Franti to focus more on the creative process, which has been integral for making art “that is really from the heart.” To Michael Franti, Visual Life means not only “being a receiver, but also a deliverer…”


Sept. 12-15, 2011


Moscone Center West, San Francisco


Call it a three-day glimpse into the future of technology for us to use.


The Intel Developer Forum (IDF) is where Intel Corporation and the computing-communications ecosystem come together to share their latest innovations. This is an opportunity to hear industry visionaries and get their views. From subjects including security, cloud computing and Ultrabooks*, IDF will focus on Intel’s directions for the next year and beyond.


Vision: The keynotes are a prime source to see, touch and hear about the evolution in computing and what tomorrow may bring. Keynoters include:


  • Sept. 13 – Paul Otellini, president and chief executive officer of Intel Corporation, will kick off IDF with a look ahead and his vision of the evolution of computing.

  • Sept. 14 – Mooly Eden, corporate vice president and general manager of the PC Client Group, will dive deeper on near-future Intel products and technologies, including the new Ultrabook category.

  • Sept. 15 – Justin Rattner, vice president and Intel's chief technology officer, will reveal the latest advances in multi-core and many-core computer chips. Rattner will also unveil up-to-date research and technology breakthroughs such as extreme-scale computing, contextual awareness, and near-threshold circuit topologies that dramatically reduce energy consumption.


Pre-IDF Media Briefing (Sept. 12): Intel will host a media briefing on using information and communications technology in disaster-relief efforts, from prevention to recovery; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Intercontinental Hotel, Grand Ballroom.


Exhibition: More than 180 leading companies from around the world will have hands-on demonstrations of their newest innovations and future technologies at the IDF Technology Showcase.


Media and analysts should go to secure.idfregistration.com/MEDIA2011/ to register for the conference.


More information is available at www.intel.com/idf/index.htm.

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