Today IDF 2011 took off in San Francisco, California. A lot of technology leaders and members of the press gathered in Moscone West convention center to listen to Paul Otellini, President and Chief Executive Officer of Intel Corporation speak about the evolution of computing and where we can expect the world to get to shortly.
The theme of today’s opening keynote was fundamental transformations. We have already been part of everyday transformations, we have seen dramatic transformations of the world. And computing is yet another part of our life that underwent transformations, too. The transformations in computing have unleashed wave after wave of business and personal productivity. It provides people with opportunity to participate in global economy. Today we witness a shift from the age of personal computer to the age of personal computing. That is why Intel created what they call “compute continuum”, which is built around the user. It is important to understand that computing is about experiences, it means more than just computers. It involves our everyday life from shopping, to driving and learning, and, of course, these experiences are important, but so are the devices that make these experiences possible. Transformation in computing is an incredible opportunity for Intel and anyone in this conference.
Transformations have gotten us to great places already. The growth of more sophisticated and capable cloud has enabled more sophisticated experiences. The results are stunning. Thousands of videos are uploaded to YouTube.com every minute, social media have grown enormous, there are currently more than 4 billion connected devices and the amount of data generated in a year exceeds 900 billion gigabytes. Taken together these trends create unprecedented demand for transistors. In Intel we have been driving this exponential growth in demand for transistors for a long time. We see Moore’s Law in action, but today we are already at the point when the transistor growth over the past two decades looks like a flat line compared to what we have ahead of us.