1. Computing is engaging.
In the attempt to reduce the electronic footprint of the integration Intel created thinner, lighter chip. This allowed them to enable new computing experience that’s more engaging than ever – called Ultrabook. This device is lighter, sleeker, lasts longer on a single battery charge. It is also more responsive and engaging so you can unleash your creativity and potential without the need to compromise. It will be secure and affordable, too. The first ultrabooks are already shipping from several of Intel partners.
However, they expect transition to Ivy Bridge - Intel’s next generation 22 nm processor – to become a significant milestone in the popularization of this device concept. Ivy Bridge is a very important achievement and brings new level of engagement to Ultrabooks.
Later there will be also the next generation – Haswell – platform, which will take things even further by offering a 30% reduction in connected standby power.
But as you can see from the slide above, things can soon get even better. Today is a perfect timing for Ultrabooks. Intel has been working with their partners and Microsoft closely on this new device concept and transforming personal computing experience. So, they have also involved tablets. With Haswell they are targeting their long-standing obsession with power reduction. They even came up with a demo of solar-power computing, which showed what might be possible when you push the limits of transistor technology.
Server environment is also extremely important for making computing experiences more engaging. Take, for instance, Intel Xeon X5 family processors, which work great for 3D modeling task, like the only that collects images from around the web, processes them and then recreates, piece by piece, the 3D model of a historic monument or location (in our case it was a demo with St. Basilica cathedral in Vatican.
2. Computing is consistent.
There is a great number of diverse applications and tools available to users these days. And people want their familiar and favorite applications to work on almost every platform and every device that they use. How does Intel work with partners to enable consistent experience across the board on different devices? We were able to see one great example – such a common device as an office phone. It is going to completely transform as a result of joint efforts from many developers on the hardware as well as software side. Cisco and Intel came up with this new kind of collaboration device:
It interacts with a lot of applications seamlessly. And it is a tablet as well with all the advantages of one.
Intel also demonstrated Teleport Extender and Paired Share technologies that will be available shortly from their partners. So, overall, these capabilities are going to go a long way in making compute continuum real.