Intel Research advances use of technology

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Bangalore, Jan 16: India's Corporate Technology Group (CTG) of Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, had contributed handsomely in development of technologies in the 2008 focus areas like healthcare, handheld devices, multi-core chips and energy efficiency.

Intel Corporation's Chief Technology Officer Justin Rattner today gave a variety of updates on the work undertaken by Intel's CTG Labs, with focus on processor circuits and multi-core computing platform r search.Briefing newspersons here today he said Intel's India research lab, based in the city continued to be in the forefront of the company's major areas of research such as terra scale computing (the scalable computing for the future), system on a chip (high integration), trusted services (technologies for services, Carry small - live large (Ultra mobile usage modes and platforms, ultimate connectivity (communications for future platform) as well as new application areas such as healthcare.

"Our latest focus is on Energy efficiency. CTGs, based in Intel's network of labs in Bangalore, Beijing, Hillsboro in the US and Guadalajara in Mexico, were working on a variety of advanced computing technologies such as ultra mobility, long battery life, high performance per watt and rich sensing," he said.

Saying that Intel's products were not just corporate oriented, he said the company was now looking at numerous new areas of application such as education, health and entertainment which could be used to transform people's lives.

Mr Rattner gave an update on research undertaken on the 80 core teraflop research processor first showcased last year. The world's first programmable chip to deliver more than a teraflop of performance while consuming only 62 watts of power and was another project co-developed by the Bangalore and Oregon teams of the Circuit Research Lab, he said.

"The multi-core revolution is well underway and we recognise customers demanding more performance and an increasing number of general-purpose IA cores over time," he said.

Intel CTG's Systems Technology Labs were currently undertaking plenty of research in the areas of ultra-mobile form factors, extending battery life and high performance per watt.

The CTO showcased the demo of 'platform on a chip', a mobile health monitoring research prototype co-developed by Intel India and US teams. This research prototype monitors multiple physiological parameters using a wireless body area network. This research, which would be put to commercial use in three to five years, is expected to lead to enhanced mobility solutions, continuity of care and remote monitoring, he said.

Technology progression made in handheld, cellular and mobile devices were proof of concepts of devices and technologies of the future. They were also platforms to validate research on seamless VoIP to cellular voice and data hand off, handheld media decoding and multi-radio frequency research, he said.

The Indian CTG was also instrumental in developing Adaptive Snoozing Technology which enables energy efficiently. This technology adapts to the network traffic and automatically senses when there is no activity and switches off the radio thereby saving power for the platform and reducing over-the-air interference.


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