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With football season nearly upon us, more than five million pieces of data from on-field sensors, video feeds and other sources are poised to deliver new insight and angles to fans, and give fantasy football players a competitive edge. During a panel today in San Francisco, Boyd Davis, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Datacenter Software Division, NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, and representatives from STATS LLC, Bleacher Report and Harvard University, will discuss this impact of technology and data analytics on football, and how it is enriching the fan experience. This press release and infographic feature insight on some of football’s hidden data, and Intel’s commitment to fostering all aspects of big data innovation to unlock game intelligence.

The Intel Developer Forum (IDF) has emerged as one of the key industry events reflecting and defining where technology is headed. This year's IDF is no different, reflecting the trend to mobility. The event, Sept. 10 to 12 in San Francisco, offers at least two significant pieces of news to watch: The first major speeches by Intel’s new  CEO and president, and the introduction of Bay Trail. Learn more about what’s happening at IDF from Intel VP Kevin Sellers.

Intel Highlights Power of Big Data and Technology to Improve Football and Fantasy Experience for Fans

 

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel study shows 75 percent of fantasy football players demand real-time data, and two-thirds feel that technology is critical to helping them successfully manage their teams.
  • With a broad portfolio of hardware and software offerings, Intel is empowering professional sports organizations to unlock game intelligence and enrich the fan experience.
  • Tools such as Intel® Graph Builder for Apache Hadoop* software can help teams determine how factors such as weather, time of day, travel schedules, team composition and the frequency of injuries could affect the likelihood of a win.

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 28, 2013 – As Americans get ready for football, more than five million pieces of data from on-field sensors1, video feeds and other sources will be collected and analyzed to give teams and fantasy football players a competitive edge this season. It is the new big data reality for more than 225 million American football fans2 set to kick-off five months of thrilling match-ups and unexpected upsets that make up the excitement of a season.

 

In a discussion on the impact of technology and data analytics on football, Intel Corporation will be joined by a panel of experts in San Francisco today to highlight new technologies and tools helping to improve the fantasy football experience. The panel includes Boyd Davis, vice president and general manager of Intel's Datacenter Software Division, NFL* Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, John Pollard, general manager of the Sports Solutions Group at STATS*, Kevin Meers, co-president of the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective* and Josh Zerkle of Bleacher Report*.

 

"The rapid innovation in technology, data analytics and sports is transforming how organizations use real-time information to make smarter personnel decisions to improve player performance and even shifting how fans enjoy the game," said Davis. "As the amount of data produced during a football game continues to increase, Intel aims to make big data analytics more affordable, broadly available and easier to use to better unlock game intelligence and enrich the fan experience."

 

One example of innovation is applying data analytics to improve the fantasy football experience through advanced statistics and tools. Last week, SAP* was part of the launch of an innovative player comparison tool, a super-fast, cloud-based solution powered by Intel and SAP HANA* technologies that provides fantasy footballers with access to advanced analytics. The tool forecasts professional football statistics, guiding users to make game-day decisions by factoring in statistical performance and intangibles such as weather, injuries, game location, player rest and more. With the solution, fans can compare, analyze and customize comprehensive player data to make better, smarter and faster decisions on their fantasy football teams.

 

Fantasy Football Players: Data-Driven, Tech-Savvy and Gadget-Friendly
It is estimated that more than 25 million people will play fantasy football this season, generating $1.1 billion in revenue3. According to a new Intel study4 of fantasy football players, 75 percent of respondents demand real-time, detailed data to improve their playing experience. The study also revealed that female players are on the rise, making up 30 percent of fantasy football players with one in four playing for the first time. Technology is a driving factor for participation as 70 percent of respondents noted that new technologies have increased the amount of time they spend on fantasy football activities. As fantasy football players evaluate upcoming match-ups, 66 percent feel that websites or apps that offer projection tools and tips for managing their teams are critical for success.

 

Professional Sports: Using Technology and Data for Competitive Advantage
Like many companies, professional sports organizations are grappling with massive amounts of data from on-field sensors, video feeds, social media, and other sources. Intel technologies, such as Intel® Xeon® processors and the Intel® Distribution of Apache Hadoop*, provide the compute power needed to allow sports organizations to quickly access, manage and store all of this information.

 

STATS*, a leading sports technology, data and content company, uses Intel Xeon processor-based servers for real-time scores, historical sports information and turnkey fantasy sports platforms. This information is provided to media companies and professional sports leagues, and to teams for dynamic in-game broadcast presentations and virtual images, multimedia enhancements and game analysis and tactical coaching tools.

 

"In a quest to gain a strategic advantage by being more informed and efficient sports organizations are increasingly becoming data-driven," said John Pollard, general manager of the Sports Solutions Group at STATS. "The next area of innovation in big data we are working on with our team clients is visualization techniques for sports analytics. Data visualization will help personnel execs, coaches, and players derive optimal value from their information resources by providing an easy to understand picture around the numbers and uncover trends to provide coaches and managers with actionable information."

 

Intel® Graph Builder for Apache Hadoop* software, an open-source software tool that converts separate pieces of information into web-like graphs that can be used to help visualize relationships and patterns in data. These visualizations can help coaches explore the connections between a variety of game conditions and the team's performance. Using Intel Graph Builder, teams could determine how factors such as weather, time of day, travel schedules, team composition and the frequency of injuries could affect the likelihood of a win.

 

"The technology that is available to players and fans today is absolutely mind-blowing," said Jerry Rice, NFL Hall of Famer and three-time Super Bowl champion. "During my time on the field as well as my work as an analyst, I've seen firsthand the impact that technology has had on the sports fan, the athlete and the game. I can only imagine what it would have been like to play with these resources at my fingertips and am proud to be working with Intel, a brand whose innovative culture has enabled many of these developments to take place."

 

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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.

 

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1 STATS LLC

 

2 CEA, Euromonitor, 2010

 

3 Ipsos study as reported by Adage (08/12/13)

 

4 Survey results based on Ipsos MediaCT study of 1,000 fantasy football players (August 2013)

Today Intel released the Intel® C++ Compiler for Android* OS. Developers can use the compiler on Linux*-based systems to create apps for Android devices based on Intel processors, including the Intel® Atom™ processor. The Intel compiler is compatible with GNU C++ and developer tools in the Android Native Development Kit (NDK), and can be used to deliver apps with a greater performance advantage. App developers are encouraged to join the Intel compiler community to share developer tools suggestions and ask questions in the forum. For a limited time, the compiler is available now as a free download.

Online privacy is a modern concept, but the idea of a “reasonable expectation of privacy” has been evolving for over 200 years. In this month’s episode of Mobile Insights Radio with Peter Biddle, Michelle Dennedy, chief privacy officer at McAfee and Denise Howell, host of the podcast This Week in Law, the show tackles many topics including what differentiates security and privacy, the idea of a surveillance state, and what could happen when the risk of too much data falls into the wrong hands. Mobile Insights Radio with Peter Biddle is an online radio program that brings together a variety of perspectives to discuss the fusion of technology, life, culture and science. Hosted by Peter Biddle, Intel engineer and executive, the program strives to take on the hottest topics in order to create a lively and thought-provoking discussion.

Intel is now a founding member of Intermountain's Healthcare Transformation Lab, a state-of-the-art facility designed to bring transformational technologies to the patient bedside quickly and more efficiently.  "Innovation in healthcare must come from an intense attention to create more efficient and context-aware care flows for patients and clinicians," said Eric Dishman, general manager of health and life sciences at Intel. "Our team of Intel's user-experience researchers and healthcare solution architects look forward to collaborating at Intermountain's new Healthcare Transformation Lab to help define and deliver those care experiences of the future."

Jimmy Kimmel Live featured the Intel-inspired 2 in 1 Ultrabook™ in a comedic segment about the computing device -- that offers both a laptop and tablet all-in-one -- in a parody skit called, “The Ultrabook.” The shows' characters say the 2 in 1 Ultrabook is like “two hearts that come together as one." Watch it here.

 

 

A new IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by Intel, puts the personal computer at the center of our digital lives, with the majority of households (97 percent) stating it is their primary computing device dominating more than half (21 hours) of their total weekly compute time. The IDC survey titled, “Exploring Our Digital Dependence,” reveals that consumers love their technology – in particular, the PC – and would choose to give up exercise, sweets, caffeine, cable TV and their cars before giving up their PCs for one week. According to the InfoBrief, PC purchase intent is driven by the following: a desire for the latest and greatest technology, seeing a good price or deal, wanting a speedier device, and/or having an old PC that malfunctions and does not perform well enough to get the job done. Nearly half of Americans intend to upgrade their PC within the next year, and there’s never been a better time to buy with new Intel-powered 2 in 1 devices coming to market. Intel’s Back-to-School Buyer’s Guide features some of the latest 2 in 1 devices and portable All-in-Ones available today.

New Report on Digital Dependence Finds Performance, Price Still Drive PC Refresh

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Americans spend more than 43 hours per week on a variety of compute devices; time spent on PCs dominates over other devices.
  • More than half of American families and millennials plan to upgrade their personal computer in the next year.
  • 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor family solves pain points of older PCs and reinvents personal computing experience.
  • 2 in 1 devices offer a best of both worlds experience; a laptop when you need it and a tablet when you want it, all in one device.

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 13, 2013 – According to an IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by Intel, titled, "Exploring Our Digital Dependence" released this month, 97 percent of U.S. households say the personal computer (PC) is still their primary computing device and nearly half (41 percent) intend to upgrade their PC within the next year. Among parents and millennials, 54 percent intend to purchase a new PC in the next year.

 

Americans spend more than 43 hours per week on a variety of compute devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops, 2 in 1 devices), but time spent on PCs dominates more than half of their digital device time (over 21 hours per week). Dubbed "the 5 Cs" in IDC's report, Americans would choose to give up crunches/exercise (73 percent), chocolate/sweets (71 percent), caffeine (65 percent), cable television (58 percent), and their car (33 percent) before giving up their PCs for one week.

 

Despite consumers' love affair with technology, the report shows Americans are making compromises. The average PC owner using a machine that is 4 or more years old spends nearly 13 minutes a day waiting for their device to perform basic functions such as loading a Web page, booting up, or powering down – this equates to three days a year spent waiting.

 

PC purchase intent, according to the IDC InfoBrief, is driven by the following: a desire for the latest and greatest technology, seeing a good price or deal, wanting a speedier device, and/or having an old PC that malfunctions and does not perform well enough to get the job done. The recent report states: "performance and price are still the major drivers for PC refresh, but IDC believes consumers with older systems don't realize how much better the experience can be with a new PC."

 

"Intel Core-powered PCs offer significant advantages over other devices on the market and, on average, cost less than what people paid for their PCs four years ago," said Jeff McCrea, vice president, sales and marketing group and director, consumer channels group with Intel. "With our new 4th gen Intel Core processors, systems reach a whole new level of experience and performance with amazing battery life, stunning graphics, touch screens and a choice of beautiful, sleek and light designs. The new processors are enabling innovative new 2 in 1 devices, giving people a high performance laptop with the mobility of a tablet in one remarkable design."

 

"The IDC InfoBrief reaffirms our dependence on mobile technology and shines a light on the pivotal role PCs still play in our lives," said IDC Analyst Bob O'Donnell. "Thirty million consumer PCs are forecasted to ship in the U.S. this year. I believe PC owners will be 'wowed' when they learn the benefits offered by new systems on the market today and realize how much more of a rewarding experience will be delivered when they choose to upgrade their PC."

 

4th generation Intel Core Ushers in Wave of Innovative 2 in 1, Touch-enabled Devices
Intel recently announced its 4th generation Intel Core processor family enabling cool, sleek designs, including Ultrabook™ devices and other 2 in 1 systems that deliver a PC and tablet experience in one device. The new processors deliver a 50 percent improvement in battery life1, which translates to over 9 hours in some systems. Intel® Iris™ graphics deliver up to double the graphics performance over the previous generation2, delivering incredible visual experiences in even the thinnest of devices. Systems powered by the new Intel Core processors can wake up approximately eight times faster 3,4,5, handle every day computing tasks roughly four times faster3,4,6, and make video editing and sharing about 16 times faster than a similar 4-year-old PC3,4,7.

 

New Intel-powered 2 in 1 devices are coming to market in time for the current back-to-school season and upcoming holiday gift buying season. People no longer have to choose between laptops and tablets – they can now have everything they love about a tablet and everything they need in a laptop, in one device.

 

For more information on the IDC study, download the InfoBrief PDF. For more information on Intel's 4th generation Intel Core processor family, visit the Intel Newsroom.

 

Survey Methodology
IDC conducted an online survey of 3,977 adults (18+ years old) across several major cities and in suburban and rural areas across the U.S. in June 2013. All respondents had at least one PC (Windows or Mac). The sample was structured to have quotas to capture roughly half the respondents who purchased a PC in the past 12 months and half who last bought a PC four or more years ago. The sample was also targeted to be split among age groups and gender. The data reported is not weighted. The study was designed to examine how consumers use and feel about their computing devices and to seek out differences by region, demographics, age of PC, etc. Forty-five percent of respondents had at least one

 

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, Intel Core, Centrino, Ultrabook and the Intel logo are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

 

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

 

1 Measured on OEM system using battery life during local offline video playback of a 1080p MP4 in landscape mode. Measured on OEM system using MobileMark* 2012. For more information, see www.bapco.com.

 

2 As measured by 3Dmark11*, an industry standard benchmark from Futuremark*.

 

3 Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products.

 

4 Configurations:
4th generation Intel Core-based PC: Intel® Core™ i5-4200U Processor (up to 2.60GHz, 4T/2C, 3M Cache) for battery life measurements: On OEM Platform BIOS: OEM Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics (driver v. 9.18.10.3186) Memory: 4GB (2x2GB) Dual Channel LPDDR3 1600 Samsung SSD MZNTD128HAGM 128GB OS: Windows 8* Pro Build 9200 System Power Management Policy: Balance Wireless: On and connected
4 year old PC: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.40GHz, 2T/2C, 3M Cache, 1066 MHz FSB) On OEM Platform BIOS: OEM Graphics: Intel® GMA X4500HD (driver v. 8.15.10.2555) Resolution 1366x768  Memory: 4GB (2x2GB) Micron* DDR3 1066 7-7-7-20 HDD: Intel® Hitachi* HTS543232L9A300 320GB 5400 rpm 16MB cache OS: Windows* 7 Ultimate 6.1 Build 7601 System Power Management Policy: Windows Default LCD Size: 15.5"
Tests:

 

5 Wake up = resume from system hibernate (S4)

 

6 Everyday computing = PCMark 7 Score

 

7 Video editing: Cyberlink Mediaespresso 6.7.3405

Intel is now offering three new products designed to enable the next generation of RAID storage solutions for today's evolving data center and cloud computing demands. Intel® RAID SSD Cache, Intel® RAID High Availability and Intel® RAID RS3 Controllers offer exceptional data protection, faster performance, and ease of use. These new products are ideally suited for Big Data, cloud computing and other applications that require the lowest levels of latency, the highest throughput and the most reliable data availability. Learn more at www.intel.com/go/RAID

Intel’s development environment for native Android* applications, codenamed Beacon Mountain,  now supports Apple OS X* host platforms. In addition, Beacon Mountain continues to support Microsoft Windows* 7 and 8 host systems. Containing popular Intel and third-party design, coding and debugging tools, developers can speed up development time on phones and tablets with Intel® Atom™ or ARM* processors running Jellybean 4.2. Beacon Mountain is available as a free download.

10-inch tablet to foster interactive, collaborative learning

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel introduces education tablet reference design with Intel® Education Software created to engage students in learning, help teachers teach and protect technology investment.
  • The tablet features eLearning tools to make classrooms more engaging, including an e-Reader, science exploration and data analysis application, painting tools and accessories, snap-on magnification lens and plug-in thermal probe.
  • Intel's comprehensive approach is based on experience with more than 10 million students and teachers in 100 countries.

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., August 13, 2013 - Intel introduced an education-focused tablet reference design, featuring an Intel® Atom™ processor and the Android* operating system code-named Ice Cream Sandwich*. The Intel Education tablet is specifically for education, featuring student-friendly designs that empower students to create compelling content. Features including front- and rear-facing cameras, a stylus, integrated speakers and microphones bring interactive, multimedia content into learning.

 

The tablet is fully equipped with Intel Education Software, a comprehensive suite of applications including an e-Reader, science exploration and data analysis  application and painting tools. It also has management software that provides teachers and administrators with tools to protect students and manage technology.

 

"Intel remains committed to helping teachers and students achieve better results through the development of complete solutions that span the hardware, software and digital content required for a 21st century learning experience," said John Galvin, vice president of Intel's Sales and Marketing Group and general manager of Intel Education. "The tablet we are introducing is one additional step in a 10 year journey."

 

The Intel Education tablet with a 10-inch screen has an Intel® Atom™ processor Z24601, an Android 4.0 operating system, more than 6.5 hours of battery life, and weighs 1.5 lbs. Intel also offers an Intel Education tablet with a 7-inch screen, single-core Intel® Atom™ processor Z2420, an Android 4.1 operating system, nearly 8 hours of battery life and weighs .78 lbs. Both tablets are equipped with McAfee Mobile Security*. The screens have even been designed with shock-absorbers, so they are cushioned in case of a fall.

 

The tablets are designed to enable interactive, collaborative learning to prepare students for success in school and beyond. These reference designs align with the Intel Education platform, which assists teachers and students in technology-enhanced learning.

 

In our increasingly complex world, Intel recognizes that curiosity, critical thinking and a quality education are necessary to prepare today's students for tomorrow's jobs. Intel Education empowers students for lifelong success through hardware, software and professional development that helps educators use technology effectively and enhances student achievement. Intel's proven education solutions have helped more than 10 million teachers improve education for hundreds of millions of students in 100 countries. They help enhance student achievement, expand opportunities for growth, and build an innovation economy.

 

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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.

 

1 Corrected Aug. 14, 2013 from an original error posted as "has a dual-core Intel® Atom™ Processor Z2460".

Mashery, a leading provider of API management technology and services, recently acquired by Intel Corporation, is named into the Leaders quadrant in Gartner’s first Magic Quadrant report on Application Services Governance. Mashery was the inventor of API management, and is the most experienced at helping enterprises build and grow business-focused API programs. View the full Gartner report here: http://visit.mashery.com/Web_2013GartnerReportDL.html

 

*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Application Services Governance, Paolo Malinverno, et al, August 8, 2013. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Intel Presents New Era of Mobility Showcasing Ultrabook™, 2 in 1 and All-in-One Devices Using 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors Tablets and Smartphones with Intel Inside® also Highlighted

 

WHAT:

Intel Corporation will host a press conference and series of press and analyst engagements at IFA 2013 showcasing a range of new devices that deliver innovative computing experiences. Activities include the Intel press conference and an exclusive media booth tour on September 5th. Media interviews with Intel experts at the Intel booth will take place during the first part of the fair. Bloggers once again are invited into the designated Intel Blogging Lounge in the IFA Summer Garden.

WHEN:

September 5 – 11, 2013

WHERE:

Intel booth: hall 2.2, booth 101

Press Conference: ICC Berlin, hall 7

Intel Blogging Lounge in the IFA Summer Garden opposite hall 23a (booth FG-SOM/P45)

MEDIA DATES:

Intel Press Conference

Thursday, September 5, 2013, 2 p.m.

ICC Berlin, hall 7, IFA fairground

Latest trends and innovations in computing and ultra-mobile devices

 

Guided Intel booth tour

Thursday, September 5, 2013, 4 p.m.

Hall 2.2, booth 101

Meeting point: Information counter at the Intel booth

Experience exciting demonstrations and find out about the latest Ultrabook, 2 in1 devices, tablets, smartphones, and all-in-one PCs based on the 4th generation Intel Core processors.

 

Interviews

Thursday, September 5, 2013 to Saturday, September 7, 2013

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Hall 2.2, booth 101

Experts from Intel will be available at the booth for one-on-one discussions.

To fix an appointment please contact Kristina Rehl or Anja Schmidt at Flutlicht prior to the event at intel@flutlicht.biz.

 

Intel Blogging Lounge

Thursday, September 5, 2013 to Wednesday, September 11, 2013,

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

IFA summer garden opposite hall 23a (booth FG-SOM/P45)

The Intel Blogging Lounge will once again be available to registered bloggers this year.

You can register at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bCg1XxMtVnXwXbShfGpo5T0rPJZS62qYB20LFdejA8I/viewform

ON-SITE CONTACTS:

Our colleagues at the information counter in hall 2.2, booth 101 will be glad to assist you with any queries.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Intel GmbH

Martin Strobel, Intel press officer; martin.strobel@intel.com

 

Flutlicht PR

Kristina Rehl, Marcel Moneke, Anja Schmidt; intel@flutlicht.biz

 

Intel, Core, Ultrabook, 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.

Today Unisys and Intel announced a collaboration to combine Unisys' advanced secure partitioning technology with innovative computing and security functions available in Intel® Xeon® processors. The new platform will offer an enterprise-level security, availability and scalability for Cloud computing and Big Data workloads. It will also allow for a cost-efficient migration path from RISC systems running Unix while ensuring all required mission-critical computing attributes are available. The full press release is available here.

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