Low Power Consumption is the Key
Power consumption of contemporary and upcoming platforms was one of the key topics in the today’s keynote. Taking into account the overall tendency towards miniaturization, mobility and portability of the computer devices, we all surely understand the importance of resolving the power consumption issues and thus extending the battery life of our mobile solutions. In 2006 we should see a new era of ULV (ultra low voltage) notebooks, that will eat up only 5W of power:
Besides that there will emerge a completely new category of devices – the so-called handtops. These solutions will offer functionality of a PC and mobility of a laptop. They will be equipped with a 5-inch screen, weigh about 1 pound, offer about a day (24 hours) of battery life, and will always stay WiMAX and Wi-Fi connected.
This small baby runs full-featured Longhorn operating system and consumes only 0.5W of power!
Intel’s partners are already working on their design solutions and products from them should become available in H1’2006.
All in all, new core technologies introduced and implemented by Intel will drive the performance up and power down not only in the mobile segment. This way, computer users can save over a billion dollars on electricity per year. Not too bad, eh? :)
Among these other market areas we should also mention the enterprise, of course. Here the most important things to take into account are security, manageability and virtualization. According to the latest studies, maintenance expenses in the enterprise segment eat up 89% of the funds allocated for business spendings. This is partially the result of growing security vulnerability.
This is when Intel comes with Embedded IT initiative. And today Intel is already ready to show some real products that have come out and that take advantage of the technologies we have been talking about for the past few IDFs.
What will help us lower the maintenance cost? A great example of innovation and low cost infrastructure has been brought by Lenovo Company. They introduced Intel Active Management technology that allows loading things, running diagnostic tools and recovering the system integrity in seconds. Another great example is the new Lenovo’s AntiDot delivery manager. They announced these products this morning, and the anti-virus technologies are expected to start shipping in approximately 6 months.