Intel® Chip Chat Podcast Round-up: Third Quarter 2015

Throughout the third quarter of 2015 we had many excellent guests and topics including the launch of the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v3, the launch of the Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 v4 Product Family with integrated Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics, several interviews from the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver B.C. including Margaret Chiosi from AT&T, Ken Won from HP and Curt Aubley from Intel. We also got to chat with Intel’s Das Kamhout about the new Intel Cloud for All Initiative, discuss OpenStack in Latin America with KIO Networks’ Francisco Araya, talk Big Data and Analytics with Intel’s Alan Ross, and meet many other great guests.

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Intel® Chip Chat:

In this livecast from the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco Mike Ferron Jones, Director of Datacenter Platform Technology Marketing and Greg Matson, Director of SSD Strategic Planning and Product Marketing at Intel discuss the announcement of Intel® Optane™ technology based on Intel’s new 3D XPoint™ technology. They outlined how 3D XPoint technology is an entirely new class of nonvolatile memory that will revolutionize storage enabling high-speed, high-capacity data storage close to the processor. This technology will be made available as SSDs (solid state drives) called Intel Optane technology, as well as in a DIMM (dual in-line memory module) form factor which will open up new possibilities of types of workloads and applications that you can accelerate or take to whole new levels of big memory applications. Greg emphasizes that Intel will be making Optane SSDs available for servers, enthusiast clients, and laptops within 2016.

In this livecast from the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco John Leung, Software & System Architect at Intel and Jeff Autor, Distinguished Technologist with the Servers Business Unit at HP stop by to discuss the release of RedFish 1.0. They highlight how on August 4th 2015 the DMTF (Distributed Management Task Force Inc) announced the availability of RedFish version 1.0, an adopted and approved industry standard interface which simplifies the management of scalable compute platforms, and is extensible beyond compute platforms. John and Jeff emphasize how RedFish 1.0 is a great example of what can be accomplished when technology leaders, along the supply chain, truly listen to requests and feedback of end-users, and come together satisfy those request in an open and broad manner.

Jim Blakley, Visual Cloud Computing General Manager at Intel chats about how Intel is driving innovation in visual cloud computing. He talks about the International Broadcasting Conference (IBC) and announces the launch of the Intel® Visual Compute Accelerator, the new Intel® Xeon® E3 – based PCIe add-in card that brings media and graphics capabilities into the Intel Xeon processor E5-based servers. Jim outlines how the Intel Visual Compute Accelerator Card enables real time transcoding specifically targeting AVC and HEVC workloads and reduces the amount of storage and network bandwidth needed to deliver the transcoded video streams. He also highlights several partners that will be demoing Intel technology or in the Intel booth at IBC including; Thomson Video Networks, Envivio, Kontron, Artesyn, and Vantrix. To learn more, follow Jim on Twitter

In this livecast from the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco Das Kamhout, Principal Engineer and SDI Architect at Intel discusses the Intel Cloud for All Initiative and how Intel is working to enable tens of thousands of new clouds for a variety of usage models across the world. Das illuminates a concept he covered in his IDF session contrasting more traditional types of cloud infrastructure with a new model of cloud based upon the use of containers and the ability to run an application by scheduling processes across a data center. He explains how container based cloud architectures can create a highly efficient delivery of services within the data center by abstracting the infrastructure and allowing application developers to be more flexible. Das also highlights how Intel is investing in broad industry collaborations to create enterprise ready, easy to deploy SDI solutions. To learn more, follow Das on Twitter at

In this livecast from the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco Curt Aubley, VP and CTO of Intel’s Data Center Group stops by to talk about some of the top trends that he sees in data center technology today. Curt emphasizes how the fundamental shift in capabilities in the data center is enabling businesses to create an incredible competitive differentiator when they take advantage of emerging technologies. He brings up how new technologies like Intel’s 3D XPoint™ are creating an amazing impact upon real time analytics and calls out how dynamic resource pooling is helping to drive a transformation in the network and enable the adoption of software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) to remove networking performance bottlenecks. Curt highlights many other data center technology trends from rack scale architecture (RSA) and intelligent orchestration to cutting edge security technologies like Intel® Cloud Integrity Technology.

Caroline Chan, Director of Wireless Access Strategy and Technology at Intel stops by to talk about the shift to 5G within the mobile industry and how the industry will need to solve more challenges than just making the cellular network faster to make this shift possible. She stresses that there needs to be a focus on an end to end system that will enable the communications and computing worlds to merge together to create a more efficient network and better business model overall. Caroline also discusses possible upcoming 5G related showcases that will happen in Asia within the next 3-7 years and how Intel is collaborating immensely with many initiatives in Europe, Asia, and around the world to help drive the innovation of 5G.

John Healy, General Manager of the Software Defined Networking Division within Intel’s Network Platforms Group stops by to chat about the current network transformation that is occurring and how open standards and software are integral to building the base of a new infrastructure that can keep pace with the insatiable demand being put on the network by end users. He illustrates how Intel is driving these open standards and open source solutions through involvement in initiatives like OpenStack*, OpenDaylight*, and the development of Intel Network Builders to create interoperability and ease of adoption for end-users. John also highlights the Intel® Open Network Platform and how it has been awarded the LightReading Leading Lights award for being the most Innovative network functions virtualization (NFV) product strategy technology.

Alan Ross, Senior Principal Engineer at Intel outlines how quickly the amount of data that enterprises deal with is scaling from millions to tens of billions and how gaining actionable insight from such unfathomable amounts of data is becoming increasingly challenging. He discusses how Intel is helping to develop analytics platform-as-a-service to better enable flexible adoption of new algorithms and applications that can expose data to end users allowing them to glean near real-time insights from such a constant flood of data. Alan also illustrates the incredible potential for advances in healthcare, disaster preparedness, and data security that can come from collecting and analyzing the growing expanse of big data.

Francisco Araya, Development and Operations Research & Development Lead at KIO Networks stops by to talk about how KIO Networks has delivered one of the first public clouds in Latin America based in OpenStack. He mentions that when Kio Networks first started implementing OpenStack it took about 2 months to complete an installation and now, thanks to the strong OpenStack ecosystem, it only takes about 3 hours for his team to complete an installation. Francisco emphasizes how the growing amount of OpenStack offerings and provider use cases greatly increases the ease and confidence when implementing OpenStack.

Rob Crooke, Senior VP and GM of NVM Solutions Group at Intel, discusses how Intel is breaking new ground in a type of memory technology that is going to help solve real computing problems and change the industry moving forward. This disruptive new technology is significantly denser and faster than DRAM and NAND technology. Rob outlines how this non-volatile memory will likely be utilized across many segments of the computing industry and have incredible effects on the speed, density, and cost of memory and storage moving into the future. To learn more, visit and search for ‘non-volatile memory’.

Das Kamhout, Principal Engineer and SDI Architect at Intel joins us to announce Intel’s launch of the Cloud for All initiative founded to accelerate cloud adoption and create tens of thousands of new clouds. He emphasizes how Intel is in a unique position to help align the industry towards delivery of easy to deploy cloud solutions based on standards based solutions optimized for enterprise capability. Das discusses that Cloud for All is a collaborative initiative involving many different companies including a new collaboration with Rackspace and ongoing work with companies including CoreOS, Docker, Mesosphere, Redapt, and Red Hat.

In this livecast from Big Telecom Sandra Rivera, Vice President and General Manager of the Network Platforms Group at Intel chats about the network transformation occurring within telecommunications and enterprise industries. She talks about how moving to an open industry standard solution base has created a shift in the industry paradigm from vertically integrated purpose built solutions supplied by one provider to a model where end users can choose best of breed modules from a number of different providers. This network transformation is providing a number of new business opportunities for many telecom equipment and networking equipment manufacturers. To learn more, follow Sandra on Twitter

Brian McCarson, Senior Principal Engineer and Senior IoT System Architect for the Internet of Things Group at Intel chats about the amazing innovations happening within the Internet of Things (IoT) arena and the core technology from Intel that enables IoT to achieve its’ full potential. He emphasizes how important security and accuracy of data is as the amount of IoT devices grows to potentially 50 Billion devices by 2020 and how Intel provides world class security software capabilities and hardware level security which are helping to protect from any risks associated with deploying IoT solutions. Brian also describes the Intel IoT Platform that is designed to promote security, scalability, and interoperability and creates a standard that allows customers to reduce time to market and increase trust when deploying IoT solutions. To learn more, visit

Bill Mannel, General Manager and Vice President at Hewlett-Packard, stops by to discuss the growing demand for high performance computing (HPC) solutions and the innovative use of HPC to manage big data. He highlights an alliance between Intel and HP that will accelerate HPC and big data solutions tailored to meet the latest needs and workloads of HPC customers, leading with customized vertical solutions. Experts from both companies will be working together to accelerate code modernization of customer workloads in verticals including life sciences, oil and gas, financial services, and more. To learn more, visit

In this livecast from the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver B.C. Das Kamhout, Principal Engineer and SDI Architect at Intel, stops by to chat about democratizing cloud computing and making some of the most complicated cloud solutions available to the masses. He outlines key changes occurring in cloud computing today like automation and hyperscale, highlighting how key technologies like OpenStack enable smaller cloud end users to operate in similar ways as some of the largest cloud using organizations. To learn more, follow Das on Twitter

In this livecast from the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver B.C. Mauri Whalen, VP & Director of Core System Development in the Open Source Technology Center at Intel, discusses how beneficial open source software innovation like Open Stack is and how the collaborative process helps produce the highest quality code and software possible. She also discusses the importance of initiatives like the Women of OpenStack and how supporting diversity within the open source community enables an overall better end product and ensures that all populations are represented in the creation of different solutions.

In this livecast from the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver B.C. Cathy Spence, Principal Engineer at Intel stops by to talk about Intel’s IT infrastructure move to the cloud and how their focus has evolved to center around agility and self service provisioning on demand services. She discusses how enterprise IT needs more applications that are designed for cloud to take advantage of private cloud implementations and more efficiently use public cloud solutions. Cathy also highlights Intel’s engagement with OpenStack, the Open Data Center Alliance, and other organizations that are driving best practices for cloud and advancing the industry as a whole. To learn more, follow Cathy on Twitter @cw_spence.

In this livecast from the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver B.C., Margaret Chiosi, Distinguished Network Architect at AT&T Labs, stops by to chat about how OpenStack is influencing the telecommunications industry and AT&T’s goals for transforming to a software-centric network. She also discusses the Open Platform for Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV) project and the work being done to create a platform that is accepted industry wide to ensure consistency, innovation, and interoperability between different open source components.

In this livecast from the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver B.C. Ken Won, Director of Cloud Software Product Marketing at HP, chats about the HP Helion strategy that is helping customers shift from traditional to on demand infrastructure environments to drive down costs and deal with common compliance issues. He also describes how HP is heavily engaged in the OpenStack community to help drive the portability and standards for all different types of cloud environments making it easy for end users to shift resources and utilize the right infrastructure based on their application needs. To learn more, visit

In this livecast from the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver B.C. Curt Aubley, VP and CTO of Data Center Group at Intel stops by to talk about how OpenStack provides a foundational capability for cloud computing that allows customers to tailor and share common technologies to better address their specific needs. Curt discusses Intel® Cloud Integrity Technology and emphasizes how important it is to establish a foundation of trust to allow customers to easily move their workloads into the cloud. He highlights how standard approaches to security help facilitate flexibility and interoperability which in turn lowers levels of risk for everyone in the industry.

Jim Blakley, Visual Cloud Computing General Manager at Intel stops by to chat about the large growth in the use of cloud graphics and media processing applications and the increasing demands these applications are putting on the data center. He discusses the launch of the new Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 v4 Product Family with integrated Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics which provides up to 1.4x performance vs. the previous generation for video transcoding, as well as substantial improvement in overall media and graphics processing. These improvements not only benefit video quality and graphics rendering for end users, but also bring a better cost of ownership for data center managers by increasing density, throughput, and overall performance per rack. To learn more, visit and search for Iris™ Pro graphics, Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 v4 Product Family, or Quick Sync Video.

Susan McNeice, Marketing Thought Leadership at Oracle Communications stops by to chat about how OpenStack* Enhanced Platform Awareness (EPA), which is built on open source solutions and supported by Intel, is helping the industry re-think strategies for managing a telecommunications cloud. She also discusses how EPA is addressing the gap between orchestrating virtualized network functions (VNF) activity, services into the network, and the conversation with the processor platform that exists today. To learn more, visit

Lynn Comp, Director of the Market Development Organization for the Network Products Group at Intel, stops by to chat about the advances that have been made in network virtualization and flexible orchestration enabling applications to be spun up within a virtual machine in minutes instead of months. She outlines how Intel is driving network transformation to a software defined infrastructure (SDI) by enabling network orchestrators to more rapidly apply security protocols to virtual applications. Lynn also highlights how enterprises are already employing virtualized routers, firewalls, and other aspects of network functions virtualization (NFV) and that NFV is already a mainstream trend with lots of reference material and applications available for enterprises to utilize. To learn more, follow Lynn on Twitter @comp_lynn or visit

In this archive of a livecast from Mobile World Congress Guy Shemesh, Senior Director of the CloudBand Business Unit at Alcatel-Lucent stops by to talk about how the CloudBand* platform enables service providers to accelerate adoption of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Guy emphasizes how important it is to embrace the open source community in such a rapidly changing industry in order to ensure the ability to adapt to different market trends and capture additional value for customers. To learn more, visit

Vineeth Ram, VP of Product Marketing at HP Servers chats about how HP is working to reimagine the server for the data driven organization and the wide breadth of solutions that HP has to offer. He outlines how HP is focused on redefining compute and how they are leveraging the infrastructure to deliver significant business outcomes and drive new insights from big data for their customers. To learn more, visit

Jim McHugh, VP of UCS & Data Center Solutions Marketing at Cisco stops by to talk about new possibilities that the launch of Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v3 family will bring to Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS) in the big data and analytics arena. He emphasizes how new insights driven by big-data can help businesses become intelligence-driven to create a perpetual and renewable competitive edge within their field. To learn more, visit

Ravi Pendekanti, Vice President of Server Solutions Marketing at Dell stops by to talk about the launch of Dell’s PowerEdge R930* four socket server that incorporates the new Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v3 family. Ravi discusses how the PowerEdge R930 will help enterprise customers migrate from RISC-based servers to more energy efficient servers like the R930 that will deliver greater levels of performance for demanding mission critical workloads and applications. To learn more, visit

Scott Hawkins, the Executive Director of Marketing for the Enterprise Business Group at Lenovo stops by to chat about how Lenovo is refreshing their high-end X6 portfolio to bring greater performance and security to its’ customers. He highlights how Lenovo’s X6 portfolio was truly enabled by the leadership collaboration between Intel and IBM and outlines how the launch of the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v3 family incorporated into Lenovo solutions will bring end users the highest levels of processor and storage performance as well as memory capacity and resiliency. To learn more, visit

Lisa Spelman, General Manager of Marketing for the Datacenter Group at Intel discusses the launch of the new Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v3 family and how it is driving significant performance improvements for mission critical applications. She highlights how the incredible 12 terabyte memory capacity of the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v3 is a game changer for in-memory computing that will enable enterprise to capture new business insights through real-time analytics and decision making.

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