2016 IDF: 2 Things You Need to Know for Day 2

  • 2016 IDF: Day 2 Keynotes Offer Examples of Intel's Innovations (Highlights)
  • IDF 2016: Murthy Renduchintala on Innovations to Drive Next-Generation Technology (Keynote Replay)
  • IDF 2016: Diane Bryant on Connectivity's Demands and Intel Silicon Photonics (Keynote Replay)

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From virtual reality to artificial intelligence to 5G and beyond – this week’s Intel Developer Forum showcases technology innovation with the power to transform lives like never before. We are seeing greater opportunities for – and the results of – developers engaged in exciting new levels of industry cross-collaboration.

Today, Intel executives Murthy Renduchintala and Diane Bryant share more developments in technologies and trends that will shape our smarter, more connected future.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Artificial Intelligence Gets a Boost: We are clearly in the age of data. When, by 2020, we begin connecting the more than 50 billion machines and devices out there we will see the amount of data generated increase by orders of magnitude beyond what we experience today. In fact, connected cars will generate 4 terabytes per day and a connected factory can create more than 1 petabyte per day. For perspective, an MP3 player with one petabyte of songs would play continuously for 2,000 years1.

However, data by itself has limited value. When we apply advanced analytics to empower machines with human-like intelligence, we can effect real change. This is where artificial intelligence becomes really exciting. Whether it’s a highly personalized treatment plan for a cancer patient or improved crop yields for feeding the world, gaining deeper insights from this complex data is the key to unlocking more value for businesses and societies.

To help make this a reality, Intel disclosed the next generation of the Intel Xeon Phi processor family (code named Knights Mill), which is focused on high-performance machine learning and artificial intelligence. Knights Mill, expected to be available in 2017, is optimized for scale-out analytics implementations, and will include key enhancements for deep learning training. For today’s machine learning applications, the large memory size of the Intel Xeon Phi processor family helps customers like Baidu make it easier to train their models efficiently.

Of course moving all of this data in and among data centers will be critical. Intel announced that its first Intel® Silicon Photonics 100G optical transceivers are now commercially available. This critical advancement allows enterprises and cloud service providers to use the power of light to move large amounts of information at 100 gigabit-per-second over distances of up to several kilometers over fiber-optic links.

Silicon Photonics is a combination of two of the most important inventions of the 20th century: the silicon integrated circuit and the semiconductor laser. With this combination, light has been integrated onto Intel’s silicon platform. It takes advantage of the bandwidth and reach of optical connectivity on the scale and technology capability of silicon. Check out the Intel Lights up Silicon blog for more details.

5G Will Be Foundational: Three factors will characterize the evolution of technology required for a truly smart and connected world.

First, computing will be everywhere and in everything. More than 50 billion things and devices are expected to be connected by 2020, in addition to more than 200 billion connected sensors – all generating massive volumes of data.

The second factor shaping the future of technology – compute, analytics and storage capabilities distributed into the fabric of the network – turns connected things and data into meaningful insight for making faster, better informed decisions much closer to the edge device. For instance, in just milliseconds two autonomous vehicles will be able to sense a collision and communicate directly with each other to prevent an accident. First responders will use data and insight from the sensors embedded in their uniforms and in the environment around them to fight fires more efficiently and help save more lives.

Pervasive connectivity between the things, through the network and to the cloud is the third factor shaping the future of technology. Intel is laying the groundwork for a smarter and more connected world with 5G technologies. 5G is the next generation wireless network built to unleash the potential of the billions of things and devices and the data they will generate for amazing new experiences. 5G connectivity will be foundational to linking everything that is around us and continually feed the virtuous cycle of growth for the industry.

To build this foundation we need faster, more efficient and intelligent networks. Intel is uniquely positioned to power 5G end-to-end with solutions from the device to the network and cloud, as well as to enable meaningful collaboration with cross-industry leaders – from device manufacturers to equipment makers to network operators.

AT&T Chief Strategy Officer John Donovan took the IDF stage to discuss the transformation of the network and services delivery and the importance of long-term planning, early technology enabling, deep architectural collaboration, validation and optimizations. To get there, AT&T is already using server, cloud and virtualization technologies to more quickly and cost-efficiently deliver more value to its customers. Through an expanded collaboration with Intel, AT&T will continue to accelerate its development, deployment and monetization of new services in the cloud and throughout its infrastructure, laying the foundation for delivering cutting-edge capabilities. This is a great example of the type of collaborative approach Intel and the industry will need to help create a 5G-enabled world.

The interconnectedness of the three factors will be the game changer in the next era of computing. It is not only already reshaping how we, as an industry, design, develop and build – but also how we partner and with whom. It is a true illustration of the idea that the future is what we make together.

  • Murthy Renduchintala, president of Intel’s Client and Internet of Things (IoT) Businesses and Systems Architecture Group, speaks at the 2016 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. During his keynote, Renduchintala discussed the innovations that drive the next revolution in technology as we shift to a truly connected world. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
  • Murthy Renduchintala, president of Intel’s Client and Internet of Things (IoT) Businesses and Systems Architecture Group, speaks at the 2016 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. During his keynote, Renduchintala discussed the innovations that drive the next revolution in technology as we shift to a truly connected world. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
  • Murthy Renduchintala, president of Intel’s Client and Internet of Things (IoT) Businesses and Systems Architecture Group, introduces Jonathan Shipman, executive vice president at Twitch, and Sonja Reid, of OMGitsfirefoxx, at the 2016 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. During his keynote, Renduchintala spoke with Shipman and Reid about their needs for greater computing power in the livestreaming and gaming. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
  • Intel Developer Forum participants watch as Murthy Renduchintala, president of Intel’s Client and Internet of Things (IoT) Businesses and Systems Architecture Group, speaks at the event in San Francisco on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. During his keynote, Renduchintala discussed the innovations that drive the next revolution in technology as we shift to a truly connected world. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
  • Intel Developer Forum participants watch as Murthy Renduchintala, president of Intel’s Client and Internet of Things (IoT) Businesses and Systems Architecture Group, speaks at the event in San Francisco on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. During his keynote, Renduchintala discussed the innovations that drive the next revolution in technology as we shift to a truly connected world. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
  • Murthy Renduchintala, president of Intel’s Client and Internet of Things (IoT) Businesses and Systems Architecture Group, introduces John Leonard, captain with the East Valley Fire Department in Arizona, at the 2016 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. During his keynote, Renduchintala and Leonard discussed Intel’s role with Honeywell in a program to make firefighting safer. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
  • Murthy Renduchintala (second from right), president of Intel’s Client and Internet of Things (IoT) Businesses and Systems Architecture Group, is joined by (from left) Tom Keathley, senior vice president at AT&T, Seize Onoe, chief technology officer at Docomo, John Gordon, chief digital officer at Current powered by GE, and high-tech journalist Stacey Higginbotham at the 2016 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. During his keynote, Renduchintala and the group spoke about the importance of 5G in an increasingly connected world. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
  • Murthy Renduchintala, president of Intel’s Client and Internet of Things (IoT) Businesses and Systems Architecture Group, is joined by high-tech journalist Stacey Higginbotham at the 2016 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. During his keynote, Renduchintala and Higginbotham led a group conversation about the importance of 5G in an increasingly connected world. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
  • Murthy Renduchintala, president of Intel’s Client and Internet of Things (IoT) Businesses and Systems Architecture Group, is joined by (from left) Tom Keathley, senior vice president at AT&T, Seize Onoe, chief technology officer at Docomo, and John Gordon, chief digital officer at Current powered by GE at the 2016 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. During his keynote, Renduchintala and the group spoke about the importance of 5G in an increasingly connected world. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
  • Diane M. Bryant, Intel executive vice president and general manager of its Data Center Group, speaks at the 2016 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. During her keynote, Bryant spoke of the demand on connectivity in an increasingly connected world and announced the start of mass production of Intel Silicon Photonics. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
  • Diane M. Bryant, Intel executive vice president and general manager of its Data Center Group, announces at the 2016 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, that the first Intel Silicon Photonics 100G optical transceivers are commercially available. During her keynote, Bryant spoke of the demand on connectivity in an increasingly connected world. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
  • Diane M. Bryant, Intel executive vice president and general manager of its Data Center Group, announces at the 2016 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, that the first Intel Silicon Photonics 100G optical transceivers are commercially available. During her keynote, Bryant spoke of the demand on connectivity in an increasingly connected world. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
  • Diane M. Bryant, Intel executive vice president and general manager of its Data Center Group, speaks with John Donovan, chief strategy officer and group president of AT&T Technology and Operations Group, at the 2016 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. During her keynote address, Bryant and Donovan spoke of plans for Intel and AT&T to continue work on the future of 5G. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
  • Diane M. Bryant, Intel executive vice president and general manager of its Data Center Group, introduces Slater Victoroff, CEO and founder of Indico, at the 2016 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. During her keynote address, Bryant and Victoroff spoke of the challenges and different approaches to machine learning. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
  • Diane M. Bryant, Intel executive vice president and general manager of its Data Center Group, speaks with John Donovan, chief strategy officer and group president of AT&T Technology and Operations Group, at the 2016 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. During her keynote address, Bryant and Donovan spoke of plans for Intel and AT&T to continue work on the future of 5G. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
  • Diane M. Bryant, Intel executive vice president and general manager of its Data Center Group, introduces Kushagra Vaid, general manager and cloud hardware engineer at Microsoft, at the 2016 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. During her keynote address, Bryant and Vaid spoke of Microsoft’s success using Intel Silicon Photonics. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

1If the average MP3 encoding for mobile is around 1MB per minute and the average song lasts about four minutes, then a petabyte of songs would last over 2,000 years playing continuously. Source: Wes Biggs, chief technology officer at Adfonic, in an article at http://www.computerweekly.com/feature/What-does-a-petabyte-look-like