Intel’s Fall IDF 2007 Kicks Off!

<font size="2"><b>Intel's fall IDF 2007 keynote doors open</b> <br>!keynote.jpg!<br>n...and in come the masses ready to nuggets of what is to come this week in San Francisco.  nnAs the masses assemble laptops abound in the room, I boot up and type in my hard drive password to hear a very pleasant voice over the load speaker letting us know that there will be forward thinking statement and we results of what we will hear and see will vary. Wow a disclaimer sandwiched in between Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Hard & Soft YouTube video.  Now I feel ready to soak in the keynote.nnStart the montage of IDF keynotes in history, showcasing the evolution of technology over the years and the continued road map aligned with Moore's Law.nnPat kicks us off let us know what to expect, with sessions from industry luminaries like Gordon Moore, and social media pervasive in the event... ah a slide of Open Port... coo.  Thanks Jeff Demain.nnOpening video shows with an extreme sports video with a cliff jump while the jumper uses a mobile PC.  Paul comes to the stage, and states is theme is extreme to mainstream where he explains that 40 years of innovation have helped create a mainstream market for technology. Idea being that with Moore’s Law the innovations keep coming and technology and a digital life have become pervasive with our mainstream lives.nnThree key points were made about Intel's position in the market palcen- Unparallel Silicon Processor Technologyn- Intel Architecturen- Market CreationnnThis is where Paul get's geeky on us.  He explains gate leakage, where processor loses energy as the processors get small. Intel has been able to get gate leakage down to a factor of 10.  Paul explains Intel is making great headway on next generation.  World’s first 32nm, on its way in 2 years. nnStarting this year Penryn is the heart of next generation platforms.  nPenryn quad core with 410 million transitor die, launches November 12nIntel in production on 45nm today.  700 plus designs from the ecosystem.nnNext Platforms will be in for consumers where we will see extreme mobility, entertainment, problem solving and inclusion.nnJust as laptops have become mainstream to allow mobility in computing, WiMax is the next generation wireless technology that will allow for ubiquitous connectivity. Paul announced Lenovo, Acer, Panasonic & Toshiba will include WiMax in products next year. New seemless global network on the horizonnnProject WiMax use that will provide a new seemless global networkn- 150 Million in 2008n- 750 Million in 201n- 1.3 billion in 2012nnNow some sillyness. "Live feed" from Zion Utah desert showing use of WiMax from MID's Laptops, from watching slingbox videos to ordering pizza. Shows full PC capabilites with full broadband will be accessable anywhere.nnContinuing on the Comsumer market, Paul explains we are in a new market with a Consumer internet that use Social Networks, user generated content, 3D graphics, and gamesnnPaul explains that games are now mainstream, and Intel is leading the way with new processors to provide the processing power games require. Charles Wirth from XtremeSystems shows how he can push Intel systems.  With a cooling system (- 160F) on an unmodified Quad Core system he demonstrated he could break 3 New World's Records in 2 minutes... well 2 minutes and 8 seconds- established 3 world recordsnnOn to graphics cards.  Paul explains that Intel is the number one supplier of integrated graphics but we've been behind the curve in our technology for graphics.nPaul announced 65nm graphics in early 08.  2009 will introduce 45nm with graphics integrated into the CPU.  2010 10x performance with 32nmnnJeff Yates from Havok, comes to the stage (in his first official Intel appearance) explains how the Havok physics engines is being developed to work across multiple cores and he appears to be hungry for Larrabee. Pandemic Studios shows of gaming on quad core... lot's of things blowing up real good with quad-core.nnTo sum up,  Intel has innovated, Intel promises to continue to innovate, and that we can all expect to see more Intel products in our mainstream lives. n</font>