The first day of IDF 2016 San Francisco is officially in the books and there is a lot of ground to cover in this blog. Starting off the day was the opening keynote anchored by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. Setting the stage for the keynote was a cover of Herbie Hancock’s 1982 hit “Rock It” performed in part with Intel® Curie™ module enhanced or enabled virtual instruments. No physical keyboard, drum set or traditional turntable needed. Not to put too fine a point on it, but the performers involved rocked it.
The keynote itself was chock full guest speakers and both collaboration and product announcements. Here is a brief recap of the big mentions:
- Project Alloy- an All-In-One VR Headset
- Windows Holographic experience- coming to Windows* 10 PCs next year
- Intel® 360 Replay Technology- imagine being able to view your favorite sporting match from any spectator’s perspective, but from within the field of play itself
- 7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family- with improved 4K content consumption and creation abilities
- Yuneec* Typhoon H Drone with Intel® RealSense™ Technology- we couldn’t have a BK keynote without a drone now could we?
- Intel® Aero Platform for UAVs- purpose-built UAV developer kit
- Intel® Euclid™ Developer Kit- integrates sense, compute, and connect capabilities in an all-in-one candy bar size form-factor
- Intel® RealSense™ Camera 400- next-generation RealSense™ camera offers improved accuracy with more than double the number of 3D points captured per second and more than double the operating range compared with the previous generation
- A driverless BMW* i3 delivered Elmar Frickenstein, BMW’s Senior Vice President of Automated Driving, onto the stage to discuss the collaboration between BMW, Intel, and Mobileye* on self-driving technologies
- Intel® Knowledge Builder Tool Kit- an analytics development tool for industrial IoT and wearable products
- Intel® Joule™- a sophisticated make board with an Intel® RealSense™ depth-sensing camera targeted at IoT developers
- Grush*- the winners of last season’s America’s Greatest Makers stopped by to showcase their latest product iteration of the (Smart Toothbrush) and their plans to have Grush available for purchase in time for the holidays
And that was just the keynote… they day got rolling after that with both the Technology Showcase opening and the kickoff of Technical Sessions.
I co-delivered the session Storage Snapshot and Intel® VTune™ Amplifier Storage Analysis – Opening Your Eyes to Storage Bottlenecks, while my co-worker (read: boss) James Myers, partnered with Christos Karamanolis of VMware* to deliver Modernizing Data Center Storage with All Flash, Hyper-Converged Infrastructure.
I also spent some time on the Technology Showcase floor, providing respites for my beleaguered (or otherwise overcommitted) comrades to field questions on the following demos: Windows* Server 2016 All Flash NVMe* SSD Hyper-Converged Solution using Storage Spaces Direct, A Security-Enabled Storage Ecosystem via Integration of HyTrust* Data Control and Intel® SSDs, and Memory Extensions with NVMe* SSDs by ScaleMP* vSMP Foundation* FLX product.
Looking forward to tomorrow’s activities coupled with a schedule more conducive to exploring the Technology Showcase and ancillary activities. Until then, have a look at some of the moments I was able to capture below.
Also- if you’re looking for prior recaps… Day 0 can be found here.
If you haven't already, check out Day 0 coverage of IDF 2016.
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