Cloud Computing at IDF

Cloud computing is an important transition and a paradigm shift in IT services delivery – one that promises large gains in efficiency and flexibility at a time when demands on data centers are growing exponentially.  Cloud computing will be a key focus at next week’s Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco with session, labs, and demos.

The Intel Data Center Zone

The Intel Data Center Zone highlights the technologies and solutions that are defining cloud, mission critical, and high performance computing innovation.

Cloud-focused demos in the Data Center Zone include:

  • End-to-end integrated cloud– See how Intel Architecture is driving the cloud from Server to handhelds

  • Intel Intelligent Power Node Manager – Showcases Intel Intelligent Power Node Manager running on servers from four OEMs, reporting power and dynamically applying power caps.

  • Intel Ethernet with SR-IOV over NPA and FCoE– Highlights the performance advantage of SR-IOV, Network Plug-in Architecture, and demonstrates vMotion capability.

  • HPC in the Cloud: Modeling a local HPC cluster in the datacenter and a “remote” cloud cluster for over-capacity provisioning.

  • Intel VT-c delivers SR-IOV for Citrix NetScaler* VPX– The demo will highlight the performance advantage of SR-IOV.

  • Remote Attestation for the Cloud– Will demonstrate a method of building platform trustworthiness by integrating open sourced remote attestation software with Intel TXT technology into cloud management.

  • Security in client aware usages– Intel® Xeon® 5600 series and core i5/i7 equipped with AES-NI capabilities, VM View 4.5 is able to deliver an encrypted virtual machines from the server to the client in much shorter time.  This usage model saves both operational cost and provides mobility extending into the automated and client-aware cloud.

  • Open Scalable Cloud storage – The emergence of the cloud paradigm has driven new usage models for how storage is used and deployed.

  • Compute server caching for Scalable Cloud storage– Open scalable cloud storage solutions are built on a RAIN (redundant array of independent nodes) technology.  NFS v4.1 (a.k.a. pNFS) is the standard reference emerging for consolidate enterprise private cloud.

  • Micro Server: Intel Xeon-based innovations for entry hosting – Showcases Intel Xeon-based innovations for entry hosting and web services usage in datacenter environment.

Technical Sessions

Monday, September 13

Panel: Cloud Computing End Users

Intel has the unique opportunity to work with some of the industry’s most innovative and entrepreneurial leaders in the industry. This panel will feature some of the early enterprise and service provider innovators of the Cloud Computing industry. Attendees will hear their thoughts on the technological and social hurdles to deploying clouds, as well as the future of cloud computing and the technologies that will drive the transformation of today’s data center over the next five years.


Jake Smith, Advanced Server Technologies, Intel Corporation

Shishir Garg, Director of Middleware & Platforms Group, Orange Labs

Jason Mendenhall, Executive Vice President, Switch Networks

Alan Gin, Zeronines Technology

Dr. Jason Choy, Vice President and Distinguished Engineer, JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Class: Cloud Architecture and Intel Cloud Builder Reference Architecture

Transforming the data center is a multi-year process that requires a commitment to a cloud architecture that is secure, efficient, and simplified. Intel has worked with the cloud computing industry for several years to design cloud solutions with the world’s leading providers of cloud technologies. Attendees will learn about Intel’s vision for cloud computing and the evolution of the Intel Cloud Builder program, as well as hear about architecture and technologies involved in deploying cloud computing.


Rekha Raghu, Senior Software Engineer, Intel Corporation

Jake Smith, Advanced Server Technologies, Intel Corporation

Class: Cloud Power Management: Configuring Intel Intelligence Power Node Manager

Attendees will learn how to configure a system to enable Intel Intelligent Power Node Manager and integrate Intel Intelligent Power Node Manager systems into a console and the data center. The session will provide an overview of available tools and resources and highlight successes using Intel Intelligent Power Node Manager to manage power.


David Jenkins, Server Technologies Marketing Manager, Intel Corporation

Todd Christ, Systems Engineer, Intel Corporation

Class: Using Intel Technologies to Provide Managed Services Solutions for Small Business Customers

This class will provide an overview of Intel technology solutions for providing a subscription-based IT managed service to small businesses, and is targeted for solution providers, consultants, and integrators who are providing solutions for small business customers. Attendees will hear about the current hardware and software ecosystem, and see a demonstration of Windows* Small Business Server (codename Aurora) integration with a future Intel server platform (codename Bromolow).


Jason Davidson, Systems Engineer, Intel Corporation

Heung-for Cheng, Product Marketing Engineer, Intel Corporation

Josh Hilliker, Intel® vPro™ Expert Center Community Manager, Intel Corporation

Matt Clarin, Director of Operations – Grand Rapids, Corporate Technologies LLC

Tuesday, September 14

Hot Topic: Cloud Vision Technology and Business Q&A with Intel Experts

This session will be an open question-and-answer session with leading influencers at Intel that shape Intel’s vision of cloud through technology, business and industry efforts.


Raejeanne Skillern, Director, Cloud Computing Marketing, Intel Corporation

Billy Cox, Enterprise Architect, Intel Corporation

Andy Tryba, Director of Marketing – Business Clients, Intel Corporation

Dylan Larson, Director of Platform Technology Marketing, Intel Corporation

Radhakrisha Hiremane, Product Marketing Engineer, Intel Corporation

Class: A View of Cloud Requirements from Intel IT

Intel IT has adopted a multi-year cloud computing strategy that seeks to utilize both public and private cloud services through a multi-year phased investment strategy and implementation roadmap. The transition to a cloud-based architecture represents an underlying architectural shift and significant business process changes for our organization. This session will share the vision of Intel IT and discuss the key requirements for hardware and software developers to support cloud computing in the data center.


Sudip Chahal, Principal Engineer and Compute and Storage Architect, Intel Corporation

Christopher Peters, Intel IT Manager, Intel Corporation

Class: Turning the Tide on Data Center Energy Consumption

The session will focus on recent developments in microarchitecture technology and the impact of these developments on energy efficiency in the data center as well as preview some eco-technology best practices. Learn about the impact of both architecture-level and platform-level efficiencies in the data center and how adjustments in physical room configuration, air flow, and water supply temperatures can enable an increased IT load while maintaining energy consumption.


Allyson Klein, Director of Leadership Marketing, Intel Corporation

Winston Saunders, Director of Power Technology Execution, Intel Corporation

Class: Increasing Cloud Reliability with Platform RAS (Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability)

Data center trends will continue to require increased compute performance and memory density. A critical factor in controlling the operation cost and increasing the uptime for business critical and highly consolidated environment is the platform RAS. This session will review the trends and discusses the RAS solution benefits provided by Intel Machine Check Architecture and Microsoft* Windows* Server 2008 R2 for cloud-based computing.


Radhakrisha Hiremane, Product Marketing Engineer, Intel Corporation

Scott Rosenbloom, Virtualization Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Steve Krig, Leader of Software and Application Compliance and Interoperability Effort, Intel Corporation

Class: Designing Cloud Storage Solutions

This session will include information on the reference architecture for storage solutions in the cloud, analysis of cost, power, performance, availability, and discussion of the tradeoff and benefits of using Intel components in cloud storage architectures.


Greg Scott, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Intel Corporation

Tony Roug, Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation

Hands-on Lab: Developing a Cloud Using Intel Platforms Lab

This lab is for those who are interested in a hands-on learning experience of cloud computing based on Intel platforms and tools. The focus will be on setting up a basic cloud computing environment on several Intel platform-based servers.


David Mulnix, Software Engineer, Intel Corporation

Aamir Yunus, Software Engineer, Intel Corporation

Rekha Raghu, Senior Software Engineer, Intel Corporation

Sanjay Sharma, Senior Performance Engineer, Intel Corporation