Highlights from IDF 16 in San Francisco: Day 1

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:

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.

Rocking out to Herbie Hancock's Rock It
Rocking out to Herbie Hancock's Rock It

 

BK's opening remarks
BK's opening remarks

 

Sie können hier nicht parken!
Sie können hier nicht parken!

 

Vivek Sarathy bringing me up to speed on the Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct demo with hardware provided by DataON*
Vivek Sarathy bringing me up to speed on the Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct demo with hardware provided by DataON*

 

If you haven't already, check out Day 0 coverage of IDF 2016. 

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