It was a great event that detailed the information on the new Xeon E7, with special focus on Healthcare Solution Providers like Siemens, McKesson, Allscripts, GE Healthcare, and others, along with technical leaders from healthcare IT customers. See the slides from the presentation below.
Just as Intel works with key enterprise datacenter ISVs to deliver an ecosystem that supports our new 10 core Xeon E7 series servers, it’s also important to work with ISVs in key markets like healthcare to deliver optimized solutions for those markets, along with understanding key customer concerns and needs.
There was lots of opportunity to chat about what’s going on with the government push for Electronic Medical Records (EMR), with most customer institutions hurrying to have efforts underway by 2012 to meet both initial schedules and 2015 deliverables. I also got much more detailed info from local customers and partner meetings. I’d love to hear more from end users deploying these systems.
While there are great healthcare solutions being delivered today on both our Itanium and our new Xeon E7 high performance systems, there is certainly longer term interest in the opportunity for cloud based solutions aimed at smaller hospitals and providers, but it’s clear that HIPAA only adds to all the data and security requirements necessary for even private cloud deployments.
Our event also featured a really cool presentation on high performance teams by a former Top Gun and Blue Angel pilot John Foley.
Also if you’d like to see the latest E7 launch info including an update on Itanium plans and announcement of a new Itanium OEM. Check out Kirk Skaugen’s speech at the Beijing Intel Developer Forum (IDF).