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Ahead of IFA 2015, Acer, ASUS, Lenovo and Toshiba unveiled new products powered by the 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, Intel's best processor ever. The devices will raise the bar and enhance computing with better performance, graphics, battery life, security and more immersive experiences, enabled by technologies including the Intel® RealSense™ Camera and Thunderbolt™ 3. In addition, new devices powered by Intel® Atom™ processors will provide great power and performance while enabling ultra-mobile computing and connectivity. The range of innovative experiences with sleek, fresh form factors, makes now the best time to purchase a new device. Check out this fact sheet listing Intel-powered devices introduced at IFA.

Today, Intel announced Intel® Media Server Studio 2016, a family of software products that includes Intel® Video Pro Analyzer and Intel® Stress Bitstreams and Encoder. Created for media and cloud developers as well as video professionals and broadcasters, these products help them create solutions that deliver faster video downloads and high-quality streaming video. Intel Media Server Studio 2016 enables real-time 4K HEVC video encoding on select Intel® Xeon® E5 processors and delivers a large improvement in streaming density for Xeon E5, E3, and Intel® Core™ i7 platforms, of up to 1.5 times faster and 10 percent better visual quality than the 2015 version. The tools support the BT.2020 color gamut on Ultra HD TVs, providing viewers a TV color palette that more accurately resembles real life. Developers can also build robust video coding solutions and deeply analyze and debug HEVC, VP9, AVC and MPEG-2 video streams. Intel Video Pro Analyzer 2016 and Intel Stress Bitstreams and Encoder 2016 will be available on Sept.14, and Intel Media Server Studio 2016 editions will launch in the coming weeks. See the Intel Media Server Studio products in action at IBC in Amsterdam, September 11-15, in Hall 4, booth #B72. Get pricing and availability.

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel will invest US$50 million with QuTech, the quantum research institute of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and TNO, and will dedicate engineering resources to advance research efforts.
  • The collaboration over the next 10 years will accelerate quantum computing research, which holds the promise of solving complex problems that are practically insurmountable today.

 

 

DELFT, Netherlands, Sept. 3, 2015 – Today Intel Corporation announced a 10-year collaborative relationship with the Delft University of Technology and TNO, the Dutch Organisation for Applied Research, to accelerate advancements in quantum computing. To achieve this goal, Intel will invest US$50 million and will provide significant engineering resources both on-site and at Intel, as well as technical support.

 

Quantum computing holds the promise of solving complex problems that are practically insurmountable today, including intricate simulations such as large-scale financial analysis and more effective drug development. Quantum computing is an area of research that Intel has been exploring because it has the potential to augment the capabilities of tomorrow's high performance computers.

 

"A fully functioning quantum computer is at least a dozen years away, but the practical and theoretical research efforts we're announcing today mark an important milestone in the journey to bring it closer to reality," said Mike Mayberry, Intel vice president and managing director of Intel Labs.

 

Intel's goal is to extend the university's physics expertise and diverse quantum computing research efforts by contributing advanced manufacturing, electronics and architectural expertise.

 

It believes no one company or organization will succeed alone in unlocking the path to advanced quantum computing. Instead, partnerships – such as this one between Intel and the QuTech institute in Delft – and industry collaboration will help realize the promise of such a technically complex issue.

 

"Expertise in specialized electronics combined with advanced physics is required to move quantum computing closer to being a reality," said Mayberry. "While qubit development has been the focus of quantum computing research to date, low-temperature electronics will be required to connect, control and measure multiple qubits, and this is where we can contribute. Our collaboration with QuTech will explore quantum computing breakthroughs that could influence the industry overall."

 

"In the next five to 10 years, progress in quantum computing will increasingly require the combination of excellent science with high-level engineering," said lead scientist Lieven Vandersypen from QuTech. "For the realization of complex circuits containing large numbers of quantum bits, the know-how from the semiconductor industry is essential, and QuTech is thrilled to partner with the leading semiconductor company in the world."

 

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich published a blog today explaining the company's strategic interest in quantum computing, and the relevance of electronics and manufacturing expertise in making quantum computing a reality.

 

What is Quantum Computing?
Quantum computers use quantum bits (qubits), unlike digital computers, which are based on transistors and require data to be encoded into binary digits (bits). These qubits can exist in multiple states simultaneously, offering the potential to compute a large number of calculations in parallel, speeding time to resolution.

 

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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. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world's first commercially available "conflict-free" microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com and about Intel's conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.

 

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About TU Delft
Delft University of Technology, or TU Delft, is the oldest and largest Technical University in the Netherlands, founded in 1842. It employs about 5000 staff, and has more than 20.000 campus students. It has 8 faculties, including the Faculty of Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science. Staff of both faculties form the main workforce of QuTech. QuTech staff from Applied Sciences are also part of the Kavli Institute of Nanotechnology Delft, partly funded by the prestigious Kavli Foundation from the United States.

 

About TNO
TNO has some 3000 professionals who put their knowledge and experience to work in creating smart solutions to complex issues. These innovations help to sustainably strengthen industrial competitiveness and social wellbeing. We are partnered by some 3000 companies and organisations, including SMEs, in the Netherlands and around the world. For example on the topic of Industrial Innovation we reinforce the innovative strength of industry through innovation in products and processes, with a strong focus on sustainability.

Today, Microsoft* announced the Azure GS-series of virtual machine (VM) and premium storage types designed to run the most demanding storage and compute-intensive workloads in the cloud. Powered by a high performance, customized Intel® Xeon® E5 v3 processor, the GS-series are the largest virtual machines available in the public cloud with access to up to 32 cores and 64TB of storage per VM, performance of 80,000 IOPs and delivering 2,000 Mbps of storage throughput. The GS-series VM types are ideal for running enterprise workloads that demand large amounts of memory and CPU power such as large relational database servers, NoSQL databases, analytics and data warehouse applications. Check out the Intel and Microsoft blogs for more info.

Today Intel introduced the 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family, our best processors ever. 6th Gen Intel Core sets a new standard of computing with up to two and a half times the performance, triple the battery life and even better graphics than any previous processor. 6th Gen Intel Core processors have been optimized to best run Windows 10, enabling new PC experiences and removing common pain points while providing an incredibly secure computing experience. Find out why Kirk Skaugen, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group, thinks there has never been a better time to buy a new PC.

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  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processors set a new standard with new, sleek designs that are thinner than ever, are capable of starting in about half a second1, and offer up to two and a half times the performance and triple the battery life2 when compared to the computers many people currently own.
  • 6th Gen Intel Core processors have been optimized to best run Windows* 10, enabling new experiences, removing computing pain points and providing more secure computing.
  • 6th Gen Intel Core processor family is the most scalable ever for consumers and businesses, enabling the broadest range of designs from the smallest Intel® Compute Stick and All-in-One desktops, to 2 in 1s, notebooks and the first-ever Intel® Xeon® processor for mobile workstations.

 

 

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 1, 2015 – Today Intel Corporation introduced the 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processor family, the company's best processors ever. The launch marks a turning point in people's relationship with computers. The 6th Gen Intel Core processors deliver enhanced performance and new immersive experiences at the lowest power levels ever and also support the broadest range of device designs – from the ultra-mobile compute stick, to 2 in 1s and huge high-definition All-in-One desktops, to new mobile workstations.

 

There are over 500 million computers in use today that are four to five years old or older. They are slow to wake, their batteries don't last long, and they can't take advantage of all the new experiences available today. Built on the new Skylake microarchitecture on Intel's leading 14nm manufacturing process technology, 6th Gen Intel Core processors deliver up to two and a half times better performance3, triple the battery life4, and graphics that are 30 times better5 for seamless and smooth gaming and video experiences versus the average 5-year-old computer. They can also be half as thin and half the weight, have faster wake up time, and battery life that lasts virtually all day6.

 

"6th Gen Intel Core processors deliver some of the most significant advancements in computing that we've ever seen," said Kirk Skaugen, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group. "New 6th Gen Intel Core-based systems are more responsive than ever with enhanced performance, battery life and security. And they can enable amazing new PC experiences like logging into your computer with your face and having a personal assistant respond to your voice. The combination of 6th Gen Intel Core processors, Windows 10 and beautiful new systems from PC manufacturers make this the best time ever to buy a new computer."

 

6th Gen Intel Core Powers Range of New Devices
The new 6th Gen Intel Core processor family enables a broad range of designs to fit virtually every need. Intel® Core™ M processors, which can offer twice the performance of leading premium tablets7, will now include brand levels Intel Core m3, m5 and m7 processors to provide people with more clarity and choice in finding the Intel Core M processor-based device that best meets their specific needs. The Intel® Compute Stick lineup expands to include a version powered by the 6th Gen Intel Core M processor.

 

This new generation of Intel processors also includes several firsts for mobile designs: a mobile "K" SKU that is unlocked to enable overclocking with even more user control, a new quad-core Intel® Core™ i5 processor that offers up to 60 percent improved mobile multitasking8, and the Intel® Xeon® E3 processor family now powering mobile workstations. The 6th Gen Intel Core processors deliver significant improvements in graphics performance9 to offer stunning visuals for gaming as well as compelling 4K content creation and media playback. New Intel® Speed Shift technology improves the responsiveness of mobile systems so people can, for example, apply a photo filter up to 45 percent faster10.

 

In addition, the 6th Gen Intel Core and Intel Xeon platforms will offer a variety of new features and experiences. More devices will feature Thunderbolt™ 3 for USB Type-C, enabling one compact port that does it all. A user-facing or world-facing Intel® RealSense™ Camera will be available on a range of new 6th Gen Intel Core processor-based 2 in 1s, notebooks and All-in-One desktop systems, offering new depth-sensing capabilities and immersive experiences that allow people to do things like take and share lifelike 3-D selfies, scan objects and print in 3-D, and easily remove and change their background during a video chat.

 

The 6th Gen Intel Core platform will also advance Intel's "no wires" initiative to deliver the best experience for wireless display available today with Intel® WiDi or Pro WiDi. This technology allows people to easily share from their computer to a TV, monitor or projector without the mess of wires and dongles.

 

The 6th Gen Intel Core processor family helps optimize Windows* 10 features such as Cortana* and Windows Hello* for more seamless and natural interaction with technology. Devices with the Intel RealSense Camera paired with Windows Hello let people securely log in using facial recognition. True Key™ technology by Intel Security is also available on many 6th Gen Intel Core processor-based systems to deliver a secure experience for logging into devices and websites without the need to remember each site's password.

 

Coming Soon: Intel® Iris™ Graphics, Intel® vPro™ for business, and products for IoT
In the coming months, Intel plans to deliver more than 48 processors in the 6th Gen Intel Core processor family, featuring Intel® Iris™ and Iris Pro graphics, as well as Intel Xeon E3-1500M processor family for mobile workstations and 6th Gen Intel® vPro™ processors for business and enterprises. A variety of devices across a wide range of form factors will be available now and over the coming months from manufacturers around the world. In addition, Intel is offering more than 25 products for the Internet of Things (IoT) with up to 7-year long-life supply and error correcting code (ECC) at multiple TDP levels. Retail, medical, industrial, and digital surveillance and security industries will all benefit from the new 6th Gen Intel Core processor improvements and includes IoT designs from the edge to the cloud.

 

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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. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world's first commercially available "conflict-free" microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com and about Intel's conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.

 

Intel, Intel Core, Xeon, RealSense, Iris, and True Key, and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

 

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Microsoft and Windows are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

 

1 Intel technologies' features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at support.intel.com


2 6th Gen Intel Core i5-6200U (43WHr battery size) to a 5 year old PC based on Intel Core i5-520UM (62WHr battery size): 2.5x better performance (SYSmark*2014), 3x better battery life (Windows* 10 on i5-6200U and Windows 7 on i5-520UM) 


3 6th Gen Intel Core i5-6200U (43WHr battery size) to a 5 year old PC based on Intel Core i5-520UM (62WHr battery size): 2.5x better performance (SYSmark*2014)

 

4 6th Gen Intel Core i5-6200U (43WHr battery size) to a 5 year old PC based on Intel Core i5-520UM (62WHr battery size): 3x better battery life (Windows* 10 on i5-6200U and Windows 7 on i5-520UM) 


5 6th Gen Intel Core i5-6200U (43WHr battery size) to a 5 year old PC based on Intel Core i5-520UM (62WHr battery size): 30x better graphics performance (3D Mark Cloud Gate graphics test sub-score).


6 Projection Intel Core M7-6Y75 for local 1080p video playback with 36WHr battery


7 Based on measured TabletMark* and WebXPRT* 2015 (Intel® Core™ m7-6Y75 CRB vs. iPad* Air 2) 


8 Intel® Core™ i5-6300HQ vs. Intel® Core™ i5-4300M estimated SPEC*int_rate_base2006


9 Intel® Core™ M7-6Y75 (PL1=4.5W) compared to Intel® Core™ M-5Y71 (PL1=4.5W) using 3DMark* 1.2.0 Sky Diver


10 Intel® Core™ i5-6200U WebXPRT*2015 (20% Overall) and up to 45% for photo enhancement subtest of WebXPRT*2015   

 

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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. For more complete information visit http://www.intel.com/performance

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Results have been estimated or simulated using internal Intel analysis or architecture simulation or modeling, and provided to you for informational purposes. Any differences in your system hardware, software or configuration may affect your actual performance.   

 

Warning: Altering PC clock or memory frequency and/or voltage may reduce system stability and use life of the system, memory and processor; (ii) cause the processor and other system components to fail; (iii) cause reductions in system performance; (iv) cause additional heat or other damage; and (v) affect system data integrity. Intel assumes no responsibility that the memory, included if used with altered clock frequencies and/or voltages, will be fit for any particular purpose. Check with memory manufacturer for warranty and additional details.   

 

All products, dates, and figures specified are preliminary based on current expectations, and are subject to change without notice.   

 

Intel product plans in this presentation do not constitute Intel plan of record product roadmaps. Please contact your Intel representative to obtain Intel's current plan of record product roadmaps.

 

SYSmark* 2014 is a benchmark from the BAPCo* consortium that measures the performance of Windows* platforms. SYSmark tests three usage scenarios: Office Productivity, Media Creation and Data/Financial Analysis. SYSmark contains real applications from Independent Software Vendors such as Microsoft* and Adobe*.

 

WebXPRT* 2015 is a benchmark from Principled Technologies* that measures the performance of web applications using six usage scenarios: Photo Enhancement, Organize Album, Stock Option Pricing, Local Notes, Sales Graphs and Explore DNA Sequencing. WebXPRT tests modern browser technologies such as HTML5 Canvas 2D, HTML5 Table, HTML5 Local Storage, HTML5 Web Workers, AES encryption, DOM in addition to JavaScript*.


3DMark* is a benchmark from Futuremark* that measures DX* 9 / OpenGL* ES 2.0, DX 10 and DX 11 gaming performance. There are four main tests: "Ice Storm" for DX 9 / OpenGL ES 2.0, "Sling Shot" for OpenGL ES 3.0/1, "Cloud Gate" for DX 10, "Sky Diver" for DX11 and "Fire Strike" for DX 11 graphics.


SPEC* CPU2006 is a benchmark from the SPEC consortium that measures device performance and throughput using compute intensive application subtests. SPECint*_base2006 measures how fast a device completes a single integer compute task. SPECint*_rate_base2006 measures throughput, or how many integer compute tasks a device can accomplish in a given amount of time.

 

Windows* HD Local Video Playback Component Average Power. Disconnect all USB devices, connect to a local WiFi access point and set the screen brightness to 200 nits (disable DPST, set brightness to 200 nits on a white background and enable DPST). Wait for 10 mins for the OS to completely idle. Launch Tears of Steel (1080p H264 10MBps) video using the Windows metro player. Measure and calculate average power for the duration of the video. Report 3 run median.

 

Battery life and performance measurements on Intel Reference Platform.   

 

Intel Reference Platform is an example new system. Products available from systems manufacturers will not be identical in design, and performance will vary.

 

Intel CRB, Intel® Core™ M-5Y71, PL1=4.5W TDP, 2C4T, Turbo up to 2.9GHz/2.6GHz, Memory: 2x2GB LPDDR3-1600, Storage: Intel SSD, Display Resolution:1920x1080. 

 

Intel CRB, Intel® Core™ M7-6Y75, PL1=4.5W TDP 1 PL1=4.5W TDP , 2C4T, Turbo up to 3.1GHz/2.9GHz, Memory: 2x2GB LPDDR3-1600, Storage: Intel SSD, Display Resolution:1920x1080. 

 

Intel CRB, Intel® Core i7-6920HQ, 45W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 3.8GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4-2133, Storage: Intel SSD 240GB 535 Series, Display Resolution:1920x1200.   

 

Intel CRB, Intel® Core™ i5-6200U, PL1=15W TDP, 2C4T, Turbo up to 3.4GHz/3.2GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4-2133, Storage: Intel SSD, Display Resolution:1920x1080. Graphics driver: 15.40.4225 


Intel® Core™ i5-520UM processor (up to 1.86 GHz, 4T/2C, 3M cache) on Acer Aspire One* 1830T-3721:18W thermal design power. BIOS: Insyde v.1.11*, Graphics: Intel HD Graphics (driver v. 8.15.10.2104), Memory: 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3 1333 Mhz, HDD: Seagate* 500 GB, OS: Windows* 7, Battery size: 62 Wh.


Intel CRB, Intel® Core i5-6300HQ, 45W TDP, 4C4T, Turbo up to 3.2GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4-2133, Storage: Intel SSD 240GB 535 Series, Display Resolution:1920x1200.

 

Intel CRB, Intel® Core i5-4300M, 37W TDP, 2C4T, Turbo up to 3.3GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR3-1600, Storage: Intel SSD 240GB 535 Series, Display Resolution:1920x1200.


Intel CRB, Intel® Core™ i7-4910MQ 47W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 3.9GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR3L-1600, Storage: Intel SSD, Display Resolution:1920x1200.

 

Today at VMWorld, Intel announced the Intel® Server Products for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure certified for VMware EVO:RAIL hardware. This unbranded, configure-to-order product combines the essential building blocks of storage, networking and compute in one system. This system is ideal for resellers and managed service providers looking to reduce costs and optimize infrastructure solutions for Enterprise IT. Intel Server Products for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure supports the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family and includes a 2U 4-Node chassis supporting up to 24 hot-swap hard disk drives and dual socket compute modules for more dense performance. Learn more.

VMWorld.jpgNext week Intel will be exhibiting at VMworld, Aug. 30-Sept. 3, in booth #1529. Intel Security will host two demo stations and two breakout sessions focused on its advanced security services for the software defined data center. The demos will highlight McAfee MOVE AV, McAfee vNSP and  the Intel Security Controller showing how they integrate with VMware NSX. The breakout session titled “Data Center in Transition – A Journey to a Secure Hybrid Data Center” is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2, from 11AM to 12PM PT. The second session, “Utilizing Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) to Enable Advanced Threat Protection in Cloud Environments” is scheduled for Thursday, September 3, from 12PM to 1PM PT and will feature Matt Ferrari, CTO of ClearDATA, discussing how he uses this solution to provide advanced security services to its healthcare application customers. To see Intel Security demos, stop by the Intel booth #1529 at VMworld, at Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Today at HotInterconnects 2015, Intel provided new details for its future Intel® Omni-Path Architecture (Intel® OPA), a next-generation high performance computing (HPC)-optimized fabric technology and a key component of Intel's HPC scalable system framework. Intel OPA is designed for the integration of fabric components with CPU and memory to reduce latency, increase node bandwidth and enable the lower power, higher density systems required by next-generation data centers. The additional details on OPA were included in a technical paper that will be presented today at 2:10 p.m. by Todd Rimmer, Intel OPA software architect.

Intel and BlueData today announced a strategic technology and business collaboration to accelerate the adoption of big data solutions by simplifying deployment. Additionally, Intel Capital announced an equity investment in BlueData. Intel and BlueData will work together on infrastructure software for big data with the leading data center architecture based on Intel® Xeon® processor technology. This builds upon Intel’s existing investments and initiatives in the big data market, including Intel’s strategic collaboration with Cloudera for Apache Hadoop as well as recent projects focused on Apache Spark. For more information about the collaboration and how the companies will unlock value and bring big data into the mainstream, visit the Intel blog and the BlueData blog.

Intel today launched Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2016, the next iteration of the leading developer toolkit for high performance computing (HPC) and technical computing applications targeting Intel® architecture, including support for the latest Intel® Xeon® and Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors. This release introduces the Intel® Data Analytics Acceleration Library, which turns big data into meaningful information with advanced analytics algorithms supporting all stages of data analysis. Additional new capabilities include a Vectorization Advisor to assist developers in achieving vectorization more quickly, and the MPI Performance Snapshot to help tune analysis of message passing interface communication activity up to 32K ranks. Learn more about Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016 in a blog post from James Reinders, chief evangelist for developer products at Intel.

MMS4.5_GP_UltimatePro.jpgToday, Intel Security launched the latest version of McAfee Mobile Security (MMS), the award-winning product that addresses the need for comprehensive mobile security and optimized device performance. In this new version, users can get the most out of their Android* smartphone or tablet with a speed and battery booster. This latest version also extends security measures to Android Wear* watches. Users can prevent loss, stay on top of mobile threats and boost mobile device performance – all done straight from the watch. McAfee Mobile Security is available now globally for free and can be downloaded on Google Play Store.

Santa Clara, Calif., and Mountain View, Calif., Aug. 25, 2015 – Intel Corporation and BlueData today announced a broad strategic technology and business collaboration, as well as an additional equity investment in BlueData from Intel Capital.

 

This relationship will bring together BlueData's infrastructure software for big data with the leading data center architecture based on Intel® Xeon® processor technology. The goal is to accelerate the adoption of big data solutions by simplifying deployment. This builds upon Intel's existing investments and initiatives in the big data market, including Intel's strategic collaboration with Cloudera* for Apache Hadoop* as well as recent projects focused on Apache Spark*.

 

"Intel architecture provides a high-performance, secure, robust foundation for big data analytics," said Brian Krzanich, Intel CEO. "BlueData's innovative software delivers the simplicity, agility and efficiency of big data-as-a-service in an on-premises model. Together, we are focused on bringing big data into the mainstream and unlocking the value for our enterprise customers."

 

BlueData will develop and optimize its big data infrastructure software for Intel architecture. In turn, Intel will focus its engineering and marketing resources on the joint engineering roadmap and joint customer acquisition. Additionally, the companies will execute joint go-to-market strategies that include coordinated product, channel and sales programs.

 

"This strategic collaboration with Intel will help advance BlueData's mission of making it easy to deploy big data infrastructure. Our software platform simplifies the complexity, reduces the cost and delivers faster time to value for big data initiatives," said Kumar Sreekanti, co-founder and CEO of BlueData. "Our go-to-market relationship and joint product development with Intel will allow enterprises to accelerate their deployment of Hadoop and Spark, and deliver on the promise of big data analytics."

 

BlueData has developed patent-pending innovations to run Hadoop and Spark in a virtualized environment with compute and storage decoupled, providing a cloud-like experience for on-premises big data deployments. With BlueData EPIC™ software, enterprises can spin up virtual Hadoop or Spark clusters within minutes, providing data scientists and analysts with on-demand access to the applications, data and infrastructure they need to deliver faster business insights.

 

Intel Capital's investment, its third in BlueData since 2012, is part of a $20 million funding round led by the chip maker's strategic investment arm and announced today. Doug Fisher, senior vice president of Intel and general manager of its Software and Services Group, will also join BlueData's board of directors.

 

Supporting Resources

Intel blog: Simplify Big Data Deployment

BlueData blog: New Funding and Strategic Collaboration with Intel

 

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. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world's first commercially available "conflict-free" microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com and about Intel's conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.

 

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

 

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

 

About Intel Capital
Intel Capital, Intel's global investment organization, makes equity investments in innovative technology start-ups and companies worldwide. Intel Capital invests in a broad range of companies offering hardware, software, and services targeting enterprise, mobility, consumer Internet, digital media and semiconductor manufacturing. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested nearly US$11.6 billion in over 1,440 companies in 57 countries. In that timeframe, 213 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and 373 were acquired or participated in a merger. In the first half of 2015, Intel Capital invested $134 million in 63 deals, including 29 new portfolio companies, and saw 10 exits. For more information on what makes Intel Capital one of the world's most powerful venture capital firms, visit www.intelcapital.com or follow @intelcapital.

 

About BlueData Software, Inc.
BlueData is transforming how enterprises deploy their Big Data applications and infrastructure. The BlueData EPIC™ software platform  uses virtualization technology to make it easier, faster, and more cost-effective for enterprises of all sizes to leverage Big Data – enabling Hadoop-as-a-Service in an on-premises deployment model. With BlueData, they can spin up virtual Hadoop or Spark clusters within minutes, providing data scientists with on-demand access to the applications, data and infrastructure they need. Based in Mountain View, California, BlueData was founded by VMware veterans and its investors including Amplify Partners, Atlantic Bridge, Ignition Partners, and Intel Capital. To learn more about BlueData, visit www.bluedata.com or follow @bluedatainc.

Researchers plan to put Intel® Edison boards in beehives worldwide to monitor activity. The bees will wear tiny RFID tags and the small Intel Edison boards will act as checkpoints to collect data when the bees pass by. The research will be used to help protect the honey bees which pollinate one third of food that humans consume. The research was announced today in collaboration with Australia’s national science agency. This isn’t the first buzz from Intel on bees.

Mirantis today announced with Intel an investment and technology collaboration designed to accelerate enterprise OpenStack adoption. The collaboration extends Intel’s existing engagement with Mirantis and builds on Intel’s recently announced ‘Cloud for All’ initiative to bring the benefits of the cloud to more businesses by making cloud solutions easier to deploy. As part of this collaboration, Intel Capital led a $100 million funding round with several new and existing investors that includes both equity and spending. Intel and Mirantis will focus on adding critical enterprise features to OpenStack to ensure that traditional enterprise applications can be managed with high performance, full control of data center infrastructure and fully optimized for Intel platform capabilities. Check out the Intel blog and Mirantis release release to learn more.

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