Highlights from the Intel Developer Forum 2014 – Keynote and Day One

A busy day draws to a satisfying conclusion here in San Francisco at the Intel Developer Forum! If you can’t make it to the City by the Bay – or if you’re there, but find yourself overwhelmed by the excitement - join us here throughout the week for a quick summary of all the latest news and partnerships:

Xeon E5-2600 v3 Server Chips

The debut of the new Xeon E5-2600 v3, detailed in Diane Bryant’s Monday keynote and nicknamed “Grantley”. It promises database performance increases of up to 59 percent and 61 percent better virtualization performance than last year’s v2 – to name but a fraction of its capabilities.

Tiny, affordable Edison

Edison was announced eight months ago at CES 2014, but it had neither a price nor a release date – until today. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich confirmed that the stamp-sized computer is headed to the market immediately; at a thrifty 50 dollars, there’s no reason not to buy several.

World’s Thinnest Tablet

Attendees got hands-on when Dell CEO Michael Dell and Intel CEO Brian Krzanich previewed the Dell Venue 8 7000 Series of tablets. The tablets are powered by new Intel Core M chips and feature Intel's RealSense 3D photography technology, which boast an 8 inch screen and come in at a mere 6 millimeters in thickness.

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