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2019 Intel AI Summit (Replay)

mar, 12/11/2019 - 21:10

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Intel hosted its 2019 Intel AI Summit on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in San Francisco. Watch the replay to hear from Naveen Rao, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of the Intel Artificial Intelligence Products Group, as he shares significant product updates across the Intel artificial intelligence portfolio in addition to Intel’s vision for the future of AI hardware and software.

When: 10-11 a.m. PST, Tuesday, Nov. 12

More Context: 2019 AI Summit (Press Kit) | Artificial Intelligence at Intel (Press Kit) | Intel Speeds AI Development, Deployment and Performance with New Class of AI Hardware from Cloud to Edge

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Intel Speeds AI Development, Deployment and Performance with New Class of AI Hardware from Cloud to Edge

mar, 12/11/2019 - 20:00

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What’s New: Today at a gathering of industry influencers, Intel welcomed the next wave of artificial intelligence (AI) with updates on new products designed to accelerate AI system development and deployment from cloud to edge. Intel demonstrated its Intel® Nervana™ Neural Network Processors (NNP) for training (NNP-T1000) and inference (NNP-I1000) — Intel’s first purpose-built ASICs for complex deep learning with incredible scale and efficiency for cloud and data center customers. Intel also revealed its next-generation Intel® Movidius™ Vision Processing Unit (VPU) for edge media, computer vision and inference applications.

“With this next phase of AI, we’re reaching a breaking point in terms of computational hardware and memory. Purpose-built hardware like Intel Nervana NNPs and Movidius VPUs are necessary to continue the incredible progress in AI. Using more advanced forms of system-level AI will help us move from the conversion of data into information toward the transformation of information into knowledge.”
–Naveen Rao, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of the Intel Artificial Intelligence Products Group

Why They Are Important: These products further strengthen Intel’s portfolio of AI solutions, which is expected to generate more than $3.5 billion in revenue in 2019. The broadest in breadth and depth in the industry, Intel’s AI portfolio helps customers enable AI model development and deployment at any scale from massive clouds to tiny edge devices, and everything in between.

What Intel Announced: Now in production and being delivered to customers, the new Intel Nervana NNPs are part of a systems-level AI approach offering a full software stack developed with open components and deep learning framework integration for maximum use.

The Intel Nervana NNP-T strikes the right balance between computing, communication and memory, allowing near-linear, energy-efficient scaling from small clusters up to the largest pod supercomputers. The Intel Nervana NNP-I is power- and budget-efficient and ideal for running intense, multimodal inference at real-world scale using flexible form factors. Both products were developed for the AI processing needs of leading-edge AI customers like Baidu and Facebook.

“We are excited to be working with Intel to deploy faster and more efficient inference compute with the Intel Nervana Neural Network Processor for inference and to extend support for our state-of-the-art deep learning compiler, Glow, to the NNP-I,” said Misha Smelyanskiy, director, AI System Co-Design at Facebook.

Additionally, Intel’s next-generation Intel Movidius VPU, scheduled to be available in the first half of 2020, incorporates unique, highly efficient architectural advances that are expected to deliver leading performance — more than 10 times the inference performance as the previous generation — with up to six times the power efficiency of competitor processors. Intel also announced its new Intel® DevCloud for the Edge, which along with the Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit, addresses a key pain point for developers — allowing them to try, prototype and test AI solutions on a broad range of Intel processors before they buy hardware.

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Why It Matters: Incredibly complex data, models and techniques are required to advance deep learning reasoning and context, bringing about a need to think differently about architectures.

With most of the world running some part of its AI on Intel® Xeon®™ Scalable processors, Intel continues to improve this platform with features like Intel® Deep Learning Boost with Vector Neural Network Instruction (VNNI) that bring enhanced AI inference performance across the data center and edge deployments. While that will continue to serve as a strong AI foundation for years, the most advanced deep learning training needs for Intel customers call for performance to double every 3.5 months, and those types of breakthroughs will only happen with a portfolio of AI solutions like Intel’s. Intel is equipped to look at the full picture of computing, memory, storage, interconnect, packaging and software to maximize efficiency, programmability and ensure the critical ability to scale up distributing deep learning across thousands of nodes to, in turn, scale the knowledge revolution.

More Context: 2019 AI Summit (Press Kit) |Artificial Intelligence at Intel (Press Kit) | At Hot Chips, Intel Pushes ‘AI Everywhere’


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A Mortgage Lender Uses AI to Expand Home Ownership

jeu, 07/11/2019 - 17:00

When people talk about artificial intelligence and mortgages — and they do, a sign of AI tackling more real-world problems — they mostly refer to making the process less of a paper-heavy slog.

Then there’s Proportunity.

Born of a unique tech startup builder called Entrepreneur First — a “talent investor” that pairs up smart strangers and helps them develop whatever company idea they come up with — Proportunity uses AI based on Intel technologies to find London properties that are poised to appreciate in value. The company then offers a sort of “bridge loan” for first-time buyers who can afford the monthly payments but don’t have enough for the down payment that traditional lenders require.

More: Artificial Intelligence at Intel

 “We started with first-time buyers because this is a huge problem here in London,” says Stefan Boronea, Proportunity co-founder and CTO. “Affordability is pretty low.”

The company estimates that down payment requirements keep some 200,000 more would-be first-time buyers from joining the U.K. market today, compared with 2001.

Proportunity helps bridge that gap with an interest-only equity loan on top of a traditional mortgage, thus lowering the initial outlay required to complete the purchase. As the home’s value appreciates, the homeowner can refinance and pay off the Proportunity loan.

“Customers want to be confident that they’re buying a property that will grow in value, and we want to drive good investments both for the customer and for our investors,” says Boronea.

So how does Proportunity find diamonds in the real-estate rough — with so much confidence? The company uses a combination of spatiotemporal machine learning algorithms, Boronea says, “to understand what macroeconomic and microeconomic factors are driving price growth.”

The data is out there, Boronea explains, but the hard part is figuring out which data is relevant and then using it to build an accurate prediction model. “There are a lot of new potential data sources that we could use and new experiments to try,” he says, “but there’s always the question of how do we prioritize that and how do we test really quickly what works and what doesn’t work.”

In other words, time is precious — and that’s where Intel helped give Proportunity a boost. Its data scientists worked with engineers from the Intel AI Builder team, who shared expertise and introduced a set of Intel-optimized software libraries and tools into their workflow (read more about Proportunity’s technical solution).

After testing various CPU- and GPU-based systems, the company now relies on Intel Xeon Scalable processors for both its AI training and inference. “We have a pragmatic view on technology,” Boronea says, “and the training and the testing proved to be very successful for us.”

Proportunity recently celebrated its first year of issuing loans — meet its first customer on YouTube — and is working to expand. “There’s a huge need worldwide for this kind of product,” Boronea says.

“Globally, property markets respond in similar ways to fundamental shifts in population, age, crime, accessibility and of course, affordability,” Proportunity CEO Vadim Toader told City A.M. “Now we have the tools to process these shifts, predict the reaction, and get that information to those who need it.”

That means first-time buyers struggling with down payments in other cities might get an AI-powered helping hand soon, too.

More Customer Stories: Intel Customer Spotlight on | Customer Stories on Intel Newsroom

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Mobileye Hosts First Investor Summit (Replay)

mar, 05/11/2019 - 19:00

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Mobileye hosts its first Investor Summit since being acquired by Intel in 2017 on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in Jerusalem. Tune in to the livestream as Mobileye President and CEO Professor Amnon Shashua shares how Mobileye is financing its autonomous vehicle development work with its profitable advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) business and leveraging its technology and leadership to become a complete mobility provider. Viewers will also hear from Intel CFO George Davis on how Mobileye fits into Intel’s growth strategy.

When: 2:30-5 p.m. local time (IL)/4:30-7 a.m. PT, Nov. 5, 2019

Where: Mobileye Headquarters, Jerusalem

More: 2019 Mobileye Investor Summit

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Intel Endpoint Management Assistant Makes Managing Remote Intel vPro Platform-Based Devices Easier

mar, 05/11/2019 - 18:00

What’s New: Today, Intel released Intel® Endpoint Management Assistant (Intel EMA). As part of the Intel® vPro® platform, Intel EMA is a software tool designed to modernize Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT) by providing an easy way to manage Intel vPro platform-based devices in the cloud, both inside and outside the firewall. Intel partners and software providers, including CompuCom and Lakeside, are extending their respective solutions to include Intel EMA functionality.

“Today’s modern mobile workforce does not have onsite access to an IT service center at the corporate office. Yet they still have PCs that need repair, upgrades and updates from the IT department. At Intel, we are modernizing PC manageability with the Intel vPro platform to make it easier for IT to help support employees remotely, even when they are outside the corporate firewall.”
–Stephanie Hallford, Intel vice president of the Client Computing Group and general manager of Business Client Platforms

How it Works: Seventy percent of people globally work remotely, at least once a week1. With the increased number of mobile workers, the ability to remotely manage technology and devices is an information technology (IT) imperative for organizations.

Intel EMA and its management console offer IT a sophisticated and flexible management solution by providing the ability to remotely and securely connect Intel AMT devices over the cloud. Benefits include:

  • Enabling IT to support its workforce no matter where they are, including software/firmware updates and reboots
  • Ability to integrate Intel AMT access into custom or third-party consoles via RESTful APIs
  • Enhanced PC fleet monitoring to help secure remote management

Intel EMA is designed to make Intel AMT easy to configure and use so IT can manage devices equipped with Intel vPro platform technology without disrupting workflow, which in turn simplifies client management and can help reduce management costs for IT organizations.

The added cloud management capability is built on the foundation of the best-for-business2 Intel vPro platform that continues to modernize business PC fleets across security, stability, performance and manageability.

How You Get It: Intel EMA is available starting today and is an added value to enable the extended manageability features of the Intel vPro platform.

More Context: For more information, visit the Intel Active Management Technology page.

The Small Print:

1 IWG Study, “70% of people globally work remotely at least once a week” May 30, 2018.

2 Based on a comparison (as of April 20, 2019) of features in the following categories: manageability, security, stability and processor performance, between vPro™ enabled platforms and other selected x86 architecture based platforms marketed for use in business PCs. Selection of manageability, security, stability and processor performance features are based on a 2018 web-based survey, conducted by Intel of more than 500 IT decision-makers to assess desired features when purchasing PC for business use.

Intel will be marketing the Intel® Core™ vPro™ platforms with the tag line “Productivity Unleashed” in certain jurisdictions, including PRC and Vietnam. Intel will be marketing the Intel® Core™ vPro™ platforms with the tag line “The Intel® vPro™ platform is Intel’s best business platform” in certain jurisdictions, including Argentina, Belarus, Belize, Chile, Egypt, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Japan, Panama, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Russia, and Ukraine. If you are media or an influencer from these countries, or otherwise communicating directly to residents in these countries (e.g., on local-language social media), please only refer to the tag line Intel will be using in that country in lieu of the claim on this slide/document.

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Mobileye and NIO Partner to Bring Level 4 Autonomous Vehicles to Consumers in China and Beyond

mar, 05/11/2019 - 16:00

What’s New: Mobileye, an Intel company, and NIO, a pioneer in China’s premium electric vehicle market, are engaging in a strategic collaboration on the development of highly automated and autonomous vehicles (AV) for consumer markets in China and other major territories. As part of the planned cooperation, NIO will engineer and manufacture a self-driving system designed by Mobileye, building on its Level 4 (L4) AV kit. This self-driving system would be the first of its kind, targeting consumer autonomy and engineered for automotive qualification standards, quality, cost and scale. NIO will mass-produce the system for Mobileye and also integrate the technology into its electric vehicle lines for consumer markets and for Mobileye’s driverless ride-hailing services. NIO’s variants will target initial release in China, with plans to subsequently expand into other global markets.

“We are thrilled by the promise and potential of collaborating with NIO on electric autonomous vehicles, for both consumers and robotaxi fleets. We value the opportunity to bring greater road safety to China and other markets through our efforts, and look forward to NIO’s support as Mobileye builds a transformational mobility service across the globe.”
–Prof. Amnon Shashua, Intel senior vice president and president and CEO of Mobileye

Why It Matters: The collaboration with NIO builds on Mobileye’s AV leadership and its ability to deliver a new era of transportation for drivers and passengers in China and beyond. With NIO serving as its manufacturing partner, Mobileye’s self-driving system will be accessible to mass markets, further extending the reach of its AV innovation to automotive customers on a global scale. The agreement also marks the first large-scale automaker partner supplying vehicles to Mobileye, as the company builds a global commercial robotaxi fleet that adapts to the mobility needs of the 21st century. The service would help reduce pollution and congestion, while enhancing safety and transit quality, in urban settings around the world.

For NIO, supporting the production and integration of Mobileye’s self-driving system aligns with its mission to provide premium, smart electric vehicles that redefine the user experience for drivers. By joining with Mobileye, NIO aims to maintain its leading-edge position in the premium electric vehicle market – with cars that deliver enhanced safety and functionality, powered by advanced driver-assistance systems technologies and L4 autonomy.

How It Works: Under the planned collaboration, Mobileye will provide NIO with the design of the self-driving system building on the Mobileye AV Series, a L4 AV kit comprised of the Mobileye EyeQ® system-on-chip, hardware, driving policy, safety software and mapping solution. NIO will take on the automotive-grade engineering, integration and mass-production of Mobileye’s system for both consumer automotive markets and for Mobileye’s mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) applications. In addition to integrating the self-driving system into its vehicle lines, NIO will develop a specially configured variant of electric AVs that Mobileye will use as robotaxis, deployed for ride-hailing services in global markets.

William Li, NIO’s founder, chairman and CEO, said: “NIO aspires to be the next-generation car company and a user enterprise. We see electric vehicles as the starting point and the fabric that connects and strengthens communities. Working with Mobileye to enhance the safety and capabilities of our vehicles is in line with our vision to offer premium smart electric vehicles and shape a joyful lifestyle.”

The Mobileye AV Series: The L4 AV kit is a driverless technology solution designed to be integrated in vehicles with autonomous capabilities that help effectively minimize automobile accidents.

  • Hardware: Mobileye’s AV Series offers necessary hardware to enable full autonomy in vehicles, including cameras, radars, lidars, cables, modem, GPS and additional mechanical components, all powered by the 5th generation EyeQ system-on-chip. It is purpose-built for low cost and low-power consumption, specifically for autonomous driving with premium deep learning and performance efficiency.
  • Driving policy: Mobileye’s proprietary reinforcement learning algorithms enable human-like driving skills for vehicle systems, which pair with the superhuman sight and reaction times possible through the technology’s sensing and computing platforms. Channeling Mobileye’s driving policy technology, vehicles equipped with the AV kit are able to negotiate with other human-driven vehicles on the road in complex situations.
  • Safety software: Mobileye’s driving policy is complemented by its Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS) model, which helps ensure an autonomous vehicle will make safe decisions. RSS is an open and transparent formal model that provides safety parameters for AV decision-making, formalizing common sense human-centered concepts of what it means to drive safely. While the planning behind driving policy gets vehicles from Point A to Point B, RSS helps keep them safe along the way.

More Context: Mobileye Outlines Strategy for Driving Significant Growth (News Release) | 2019 Mobileye Investor Summit (Press Kit) | Mobileye News | Autonomous Driving at Intel (Press Kit)

More Customer Stories: Intel Customer Spotlight on | Customer Stories on Intel Newsroom

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Mobileye Outlines Strategy for Driving Significant Growth

mar, 05/11/2019 - 16:00

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JERUSALEM, Nov. 5, 2019 – During an investor summit today at Mobileye headquarters in Jerusalem, Mobileye President and CEO Professor Amnon Shashua projected significant and sustained revenue growth for the next decade. The forecast was offered within a broader strategy update that included new data points across Mobileye’s lines of business, an expanded total available market (TAM) and new customer announcements. At the event, Intel CFO George Davis described Mobileye as one of the company’s strategic, data-centric growth opportunities, which is outperforming Intel’s initial expectations.

“Intel is participating in an expanded and increasingly data-centric TAM,” Davis said. “As one of Intel’s big bets, Mobileye is a critical part of Intel’s future and is already exceeding our expectations with ADAS revenue today that is funding the future of driverless cars.”

In the 2019’s third quarter, Mobileye achieved another record quarter with 20 percent revenue growth year over year driven by continued advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) momentum. As one of the most successful acquisitions in Intel’s history, Mobileye is now Intel’s fastest growing business on an annualized basis. The strength of Mobileye’s business today is largely attributable to a rapidly expanding ADAS market, while its future business will expand greatly with forays into data monetization and the nascent robotaxi market.

“Mobileye is uniquely creating economic and societal value every day of the journey to fully autonomous vehicles,” Shashua said. “Our ADAS to AV strategy sets us up to play the marathon game with self-funding of R&D that will enable us to address key segments of a significant TAM for ADAS and data of $72.5 billion and an estimated $160 billion TAM for robotaxis by 2030.”

More: 2019 Mobileye Investor Summit (Press Kit) |  Mobileye News | Autonomous Driving at Intel (Press Kit)

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During the event, Shashua announced a Level 4 design win with Chinese electric automaker NIO. NIO will integrate Mobileye’s industry-leading self-driving system to build highly automated and autonomous vehicles (AV) for consumer markets in China and other major territories. NIO will also work with Mobileye to develop a robotaxi variant of its next-generation vehicle that will be exclusively sold to Mobileye for global deployment of robotaxi-based ride-sharing services.

At the event today, Shashua laid out Mobileye’s strategic business pillars and provided deep-dives into Mobileye’s industry leading assets in computer vision, mapping and safety. Other disclosures included:

Revenue Today Through ADAS:

  • By the end of 2019, Mobileye will have shipped more than 50 million EyeQ® chips since 2008.
  • Today, Mobileye powers ADAS systems in 300 car models with 27 OEM partners.
  • Eight out of 11 L2+ systems in production are based on Mobileye technology.
  • Three major market design wins: 4 million new units with a major European OEM; a deal with the largest OEM in India – the second-fastest growing market for automobiles globally1 (after China); and two new wins with leading Chinese OEMs.

Robotaxi Mobility-as-a-Service: Investors and analysts at the event were treated to behind-the-scenes R&D test drives on the demanding roads of Jerusalem. Mobileye demonstrated how its complete AV solution stack is technically advanced with unmatched agility and safety, coping with a wide variety of driving complexities. It is technology Mobileye is perfecting for its driverless ride-hailing business, starting with its Pinta pilot announced last year.

  • The Volkswagen and Champion Motors joint venture announced last year (aka “Pinta”) is on track for operation in Tel Aviv by 2022.
  • Using third-party data, Intel conservatively estimates the TAM for robotaxis at $160 billion by 2030.
  • Also announced today, Mobileye and RATP Group (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) are collaborating toward a long-term cooperation aiming for the deployment of autonomous transportation solutions based on Mobileye’s AV technology. The combination of Mobileye’s unique AV assets combined with RATP Group’s strong position in Europe and mobility services expertise enable the companies to explore bringing to market a joint offering for a robotaxi shuttle fleet globally. Testing will start in Paris in 2020.

New revenue from data: Mobileye is capitalizing on its industry leading ADAS footprint with a differentiated, crowd-sourced approach to the technically challenging field of creating ultra-precise maps. Its Road Experience Management™ (REM™) mapping system is unmatched as a solution for autonomous driving, as well as for offering data solutions for smart city management and beyond.

  • Mobileye is now running automatic map creation of the world based on data arriving from BMW, Volkswagen, Nissan and three other major OEMs, ensuring fresh maps. Based on harvesting volumes, Mobileye leaders predict the European Union will be fully mapped by 2020’s first quarter, and the majority of the U.S. before year-end 2020.
  • Mobileye’s recent ADAS wins in Europe, India and China expand its mapping reach to the “big five”: China, EMEA, India, Korea and the U.S.
  • More than 20 additional customers joined Mobileye’s Ordnance Survey partnership trial and onboarding process for smart city mapping, an opportunity poised for growth.
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1 Source: Paper on Innovation, Economic Development and Intellectual Property in India and China. Chapter on The Growth of the Indian Automobile Industry,

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NTT, Intel and Sony Establish New Global Forum Dedicated to Realizing the Communications of the Future

jeu, 31/10/2019 - 01:05

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2019 — Delivering on the promise of a truly smart and connected world, where we enjoy an environment that improves the way humans live and interact with technology, requires a significant shift in computing, communications and network infrastructure. Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Intel Corporation (Intel) and Sony Corporation (Sony) today announced that they will create a new industry forum, the Innovative Optical and Wireless Network (IOWN1) Global Forum.

The global forum’s objective is to accelerate the adoption of a new communication infrastructure that will bring together an all photonics network infrastructure including silicon photonics, edge computing and connected computing to meet our future data and computing requirements through the development of new technologies, frameworks, specifications and reference designs, in areas such as:

  • Photonics R&D, including photonic devices of the future, photonic network equipment and end-to-end architecture, powered by advances in photonics-electronics convergence technologies. This will significantly reduce power consumption and enable instant access and response by shortening latency times and broadening transmission capacity.
  • Connected compute, which is expected to be increasingly critical for computing across networks, leveraging both artificial intelligence (AI) and workloads that will be dynamic and distributed.
  • Use cases and best practices for a smart world and enabling technologies, such as digital twin computing (a computing paradigm that enables humans and things in the real world to be re-created and interact without restrictions in cyberspace), R&D in human behavior and society modeling, large-scale simulations and next-generation “real” UI/UX device technologies.

Next-generation communications have the potential to improve many aspects of life, ranging from remote healthcare, disaster prevention, education, automated driving, finance, entertainment/sports and industrial manufacturing. IOWN’s aim is to deliver the next generation of communication infrastructure that will allow as many people as possible to take advantage of this future.

Technology, telecommunications and other industry organizations will be invited to join the forum. NTT, Intel and Sony, with their industry leadership and expertise in these technology areas, will act as founding members. In the coming months, NTT, Intel and Sony will select the initial board of the IOWN Global Forum to jointly kick off operations.

IOWN Global Forum will be based in the U.S., and membership opportunities are currently available to interested parties. More details on IOWN and membership information can be found at

Fact Sheet: IOWN Global Forum

Executive statements:

“NTT has a long history in photonics-related R&D and has achieved cutting-edge results in fields like silicon photonics and optoelectronic convergence. Based on these technologies, NTT aims to power the next generation of technology innovation and solve many of today’s societal challenges, such as ever-increasing power consumption. We will bring our leading R&D expertise to foster the photonics revolution and unlock new technologies to ultimately enable a smart world, where technology becomes so ‘natural’ that people are unaware of its presence. NTT is looking forward to collaborating with its best-in-class partners and realizing a smart world.”
–Jun Sawada, president and CEO, NTT

“Digital transformation and the growth of data is driving an infrastructure build-out that will dwarf the first era of the cloud defined by hyperscale data centers. We are using information technology now in completely new ways that demand we move, store and process data even faster, more securely and often closer to the person using the service. The combination of super-fast networking and pervasive high-performance computing – the edge infrastructure to deliver smart services anywhere, anytime – can only be achieved with a profoundly new mindset shared across a global ecosystem. The IOWN collaboration is an important step forward. A vision of this magnitude can only be achieved with global leaders across industries. Intel is honored to join forces with NTT and Sony in this industry-wide journey to help define the future of technology.”
–Bob Swan, CEO, Intel Corporation

“Based on our Purpose to ‘Fill the world with emotion, through the power of creativity and technology,’ at Sony we work closely with creators to help them realize their vision through technology, and deliver compelling content to their fans around the world. The high-capacity, low-latency, energy efficiency and flexibility that IOWN offers, opens up exciting new possibilities in terms of connecting creators with users, bringing together people with people, and sharing highly realistic entertainment in real time. We are proud to stand together with NTT and Intel as we embark on the establishment of this forum, and look forward to working with them and many other partners going forward, in order to create new value.”
–Kenichiro Yoshida, president and CEO, Sony Corporation

1 IOWN stands for Innovative Optical and Wireless Network. IOWN is future communications infrastructure to realize a smart world by using cutting-edge technologies like photonics and computing technologies.

About NTT
NTT is a global technology and business solutions provider. We help clients grow their business and improve their competitive market position by delivering fully integrated services, including global networks, cybersecurity, managed IT and applications, cloud and datacenter services combined with business consulting and deep industry expertise. As a top-five global technology and business services provider, NTT works with over 80 of the Global Fortune 100 companies and many thousands of other clients and communities to achieve their goals and contribute to a sustainable future.

About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), a leader in the semiconductor industry, is shaping the data-centric future with computing and communications technology that is the foundation of the world’s innovations. The company’s engineering expertise is helping address the world’s greatest challenges as well as helping secure, power and connect billions of devices and the infrastructure of the smart, connected world — from the cloud to the network to the edge and everything in between. Find more information about Intel at and

About Sony
Sony Corporation is a creative entertainment company with a solid foundation of technology. From game and network services to music, pictures, electronics, semiconductors and financial services — Sony’s purpose is to fill the world with emotion through the power of creativity and technology. For more information, visit:

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Intel Opens ‘The Smartest Building in the World’; Israel’s PTK1 Creates 50TB of Data Daily

mer, 30/10/2019 - 14:00

What’s New: Intel in September unveiled its new highly efficient development center in Petach Tikva, Israel. The 800,000-square-foot, 11-story building named PTK1 unites 2,000 employees, who had been scattered in eight buildings across five campuses. Intel’s new development center is the smartest one around: PTK1 independently runs its various systems and functions, accumulating data, processing it and using artificial intelligence (AI) to make decisions.

“Intel’s new PTK1 building is all about the employee experience. Leveraging the smart platform created and its countless capabilities, the building automatically adapts itself and its systems to provide the ultimate work setting for our teams, stimulating teamwork, creativity and inspiration. Ultimately, it enables our teams to continue designing the best technologies and products to fuel Intel’s data-centric strategy.”
–Yaniv Garty, Intel vice president and general manager of Intel Israel

Intel in September 2019 unveiled its new highly efficient development center in Petach Tikva, Israel. The 800,000-square-foot, 11-story building named PTK1 produces 50 to 100 terabytes of data — information that is analyzed in real time by an Intel-based building management system. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
» Click for full imageHow It’s Different: Intel’s leaders have labeled PTK1 “the smartest building in the world.” It includes 14,000 sensors – compared with 7,000 in other high-tech buildings – that monitor or control lighting, temperature, ventilation, parking, conference room availability and other building services and systems that enable and foster smart innovation.

Every day, PTK1 produces 50 to 100 terabytes of data — information that is analyzed in real time by an Intel-based building management system. With no human intervention, Intel’s new development center accumulates information, processes it and uses AI to make decisions and adjust various systems based on different parameters.

Why It’s Important: Intel’s new LEED Platinum building in Petach Tikva is all about the employees’ experiences, using AI to promote teamwork, creativity and inspiration. The new development center in Petach Tikva hosts 2,000 employees working in computing, communication, AI and cybersecurity. They develop the technologies and products that form the foundation for a data-centered world.

Where It Fits: The development center joins Intel Israel’s other development hubs in Haifa and Jerusalem, and the manufacturing site in Kiryat Gat.

More Context: PTK1 Fact Sheet

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Intel’s Project Athena, 10th Gen and Lakefield Drive ‘New Mobile Computing’ at Samsung Developer Conference

mar, 29/10/2019 - 19:00

What’s New: Today at the Samsung Developer Conference, Samsung announced three new laptops co-engineered with Intel: Samsung’s first two laptops verified to the target specification and experiences of Intel’s innovation program code-named “Project Athena” and an upcoming Samsung Galaxy Book S based on Intel’s unique processor code-named “Lakefield.”

“Our partnership with Samsung opens the door to bring PC and mobile innovation together in entirely new ways. Samsung’s first Project Athena-verified laptops and the new Galaxy Book S with our Lakefield processor are great examples of the work we are doing together, but they are only the first of many achievements yet to come.”
–Gregory Bryant, Intel executive vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group

Why It Matters: Through deepened co-engineering efforts with the industry, Intel is bringing the ecosystem together to drive innovation based on insights about what people need from their PCs. The new Galaxy Book devices were co-engineered with Intel as part of the New Mobile Computing initiative from Samsung. Complementary to Intel’s vision of platformation – delivering beyond the processor by enabling the full PC experience across silicon, hardware and software innovation – the initiative builds on the companies’ history of collaboration, aiming to deliver:

  • New and seamless experiences to the laptop, including artificial intelligence and graphics
  • Expanded connectivity capabilities such as Wi-Fi, Thunderbolt™ and 5G
  • Accelerated innovation on new form factors and richer display technology

About the New Laptops: Samsung announced its first two laptops verified to the target specification and key experiences of the Project Athena innovation program1. With the new additions, 17 laptops have been verified to date. Powered by 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion were co-engineered with Intel to deliver consistent responsiveness on battery, real-world battery life performance2 and instant action. Each one also features the world’s first QLED display on a laptop with an ultra-thin bezel for more immersive experiences and will be available in in two sizes: 13.3 inch and 15.6 inch.

  • Galaxy Book Flex is based on 10th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel® Iris® Plus graphics and has a convertible 2 in 1 design with a 360-degree hinge. It’s equipped with the enhanced S Pen with gesture control, biometric login and an aluminum body that is built to last.
  • Galaxy Book Ion is based on 10th Gen Intel Core processors for demanding multithreaded workloads. It has an ultra-thin frame made of lightweight magnesium for the on-the-go professional who isn’t bound to a desk.

Both Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion will be available in December in select markets. For more information about Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion, visit Samsung’s Galaxy news page or mobile press page.

Samsung also shared details about an upcoming Galaxy Book S based on Intel’s Lakefield processor, featuring Intel’s Foveros 3D stacking technology and a hybrid computing architecture to deliver the optimal balance of performance, efficiency and connectivity in a small footprint. Lakefield enables flexibility on form factor and design across single, dual and foldable screen device categories. Samsung Galaxy Book S is expected to be the first device to arrive in market based on Lakefield, and will offer Intel LTE support for an always-connected experience.

Samsung’s POV: “Consumers often have to choose between mobility and high-performance hardware when choosing a laptop, but Intel’s breadth of industry-leading platform solutions enables us to bring the new mobile computing experiences of the future to life,” said YoungGyoo Choi, senior vice president of the Mobile Communication Business at Samsung Electronics. “We’re proud to launch our first Project Athena-based laptops and to bring Intel’s Lakefield technology to consumers.”

More Context: Lakefield Press Kit | 10th Gen Intel Core Press Kit | Project Athena Press Kit

The Small Print:

1 Project Athena targets are preliminary and subject to change. Intel does not guarantee performance of any third-party system

2 Real-world battery life testing conditions include out-of-box OEM default settings along with respective value add software, display brightness set to 250 nits and always connected to internet with commonly used applications installed such as Office 365, Microsoft One Drive and Google Chrome and with multiple tabs open and resident in the background.

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Media Alert: Mobileye to Host Investor Summit on Nov. 5

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As one of the most successful acquisitions in Intel history, Mobileye is known as a global leader in the development of autonomous driving and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) technology. Its groundbreaking work includes sensing and safety technology, high-definition map creation and data insights.

On Nov. 5, Mobileye will host its first Investor Summit since being acquired by Intel in 2017. Tune in to the livestream as Mobileye President and CEO Amnon Shashua shares how Mobileye is financing its autonomous vehicle development work with its profitable ADAS business and leveraging its technology and leadership to become a complete mobility provider. You will also hear from Intel CFO George Davis on how Mobileye fits into Intel’s growth strategy.

Where: Mobileye Headquarters
Jerusalem, Israel When: Nov. 5, 2019
2:30-5 p.m. local time (IL)/4:30-7 a.m. PT Livestream: Watch live or replay on the Intel Newsroom.


For information, visit the Autonomous Driving Press Kit and follow us on social media: on Twitter at @IntelNews and @Intel, and on Facebook at

More: 2019 Mobileye Investor Summit

Media Contacts

Danielle Mann
(973) 997-1154

Robin Holt
(503) 616-1532

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World’s Best for Gaming, Made Better: 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition Processor Available Oct. 30

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What’s New: Intel today announced full details and availability for the new 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS Special Edition processor. Delivering up to 5.0 GHz all-core turbo frequency out of the box for the ultimate gaming experience, the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900KS will be available beginning Oct. 30, with recommended customer price starting at $513. This special edition processor will be available for a limited time only and can be found at retailers worldwide.

“Intel has raised the bar for desktop gaming with the new 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition processor. Based on the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K architecture, it’s the world’s best gaming desktop processor made even better and created specifically for extreme gamers who want the most performance possible. This processor demonstrates another innovation milestone for Intel, following last year’s limited edition 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8086K.”
–Frank Soqui, Intel vice president and general manager of the Desktop, Workstation and Channel Group

Why It’s Important: The i9-9900KS processor is unlocked1 and boasts eight cores and 16 threads, up to 4.0 GHz base frequency, 127W TDP, 16 MB Intel Smart Cache, and up to 40 platform PCIe lanes for gaming and overclocking.

Key Features and Capabilities:

  • Up to 5.0 GHz all-core turbo frequency; up to 4.0 GHz base frequency, which allow games to run faster when they scale across more cores for higher frame rates
  • Eight cores, 16 threads, 127W TDP, 16 MB Intel Smart Cache, and up to 40 platform PCIe lanes
  • Compatible with existing Z390 motherboards
  • Up to 27%2 faster mega-tasking when you simultaneously game, stream and record compared with a 3-year-old PC
  • Up to 35%3 more frames per second compared with a 3-year-old PC
  • Up to 17% faster4 4K video editing compared with the previous generation and up to 78% faster5 compared with a 3-year-old PC
  • One-year warranty6
  • Overclock1 confidently with new and enhanced features like Intel® Performance Maximizer, which makes it easy to dynamically and reliably custom-tune the unlocked processor based on the processor’s individual performance DNA

Gamers and overclocking enthusiasts will be able to take performance to the max with the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition processor. Only select chips from Intel wafers can achieve this specification to run up to 5.0 GHz all-core turbo. Quantity is limited for this special edition product.

More Context: 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition processor website | Client Computing News at Intel

The Small Print:

Performance results are based on testing as of August 10, 2019 and may not reflect all publicly available security updates. See configuration disclosure for details. No product can be absolutely secure. Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit

As measured by in-game benchmark mode performance (score or frames per second) where available, or frames per second where benchmark mode is unavailable. PC Gaming Processors Compared: 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS, 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900K, Intel® Core™ i9-9980XE Extreme Edition, Intel® Core™ i9-9960X X-series, Intel® Core™ i9-9940X X-series, AMD Ryzen™ 9 3900X, AMD Ryzen™ 7 3800X, AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700X, AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600X, and AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700X. Prices of compared products may differ. Configurations: Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, Memory: 2x8GB DDR4 or 4x4GB DDR4 (2666, 2933 or 3200 per highest speed of the corresponding processor), Storage: Intel Optane SSD 900P, OS Windows 10 Pro 1903 v175 19H1(RS6). Results: 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS scored better on the majority of the 20+ game titles tested.Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS is a special edition of Intel® Core™ i9-9900K, with even better performance.

1Altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components, and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications. Check with the manufacturers of system and components for additional details.

2As measured by gameplay FPS on PUBG (Season 4 – “PC Update 4.1”) – 1080p High Settings comparing 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS vs. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700K. Measured on platforms with Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS Processor, PL1=127W TDP, 8C16T, Turbo up to 5.0GHz, Motherboard: MSI Z390 A Pro, Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 2080Ti , Gfx version: 430.86, Memory: 2x8GB DDR4 2666, Storage: 480GB Intel Optane SSD 900P, OS: Windows* 10 Pro 1903 v175 19H1(RS6), BIOS Version 1105 vs. Intel® Core™ i7-6700K Processor, PL1=95W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 4.2GHz, Motherboard: MSI Z170MPLUS A Pro, Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 2080Ti , Gfx version: 430.86, Memory: 4x4GB DDR4 2133, Storage: 480GB Intel Optane SSD 900P, OS: Windows* 10 Pro 1903 v175 19H1(RS6), BIOS Version 3805

3As measured by gameplay FPS on Total War: 3 Kingdoms – Campaign – 1080p High Settings comparing 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS vs. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700K. Measured on platforms with: Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS Processor, PL1=127W TDP, 8C16T, Turbo up to 5.0GHz, Motherboard: MSI Z390 A Pro, Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 2080Ti , Gfx version: 430.86, Memory: 2x8GB DDR4 2666, Storage: 480GB Intel Optane SSD 900P, OS: Windows* 10 Pro 1903 v175 19H1(RS6), BIOS Version 1105 vs. Intel® Core™ i7-6700K Processor, PL1=95W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 4.2GHz, Motherboard: MSI Z170MPLUS A Pro, Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 2080Ti , Gfx version: 430.86, Memory: 4x4GB DDR4 2133, Storage: 480GB Intel Optane SSD 900P, OS: Windows* 10 Pro 1903 v175 19H1(RS6), BIOS Version 3805

4As measured by Adobe Premiere Pro CC Transcode4Kvideo SW workload comparing 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS vs. Intel® Core™ i7-8700K. Measured on platforms with: Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS Processor, PL1=127W TDP, 8C16T, Turbo up to 5.0GHz, Motherboard: MSI Z390 A Pro, Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 2080Ti , Gfx version: 430.86, Memory: 2x8GB DDR4 2666, Storage: 480GB Intel Optane SSD 900P, OS: Windows* 10 Pro 1903 v175 19H1(RS6), BIOS Version 1105 vs. Intel® Core™ i7-8700K Processor, PL1=95W TDP, 6C12T, Turbo up to 4.7GHz, Motherboard: MSI Z390 A Pro, Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 2080Ti , Gfx version: 430.86, Memory: 2x8GB DDR4 2666, Storage: 480GB Intel Optane SSD 900P, OS: Windows* 10 Pro 1903 v175 19H1(RS6), BIOS Version 1105

5As measured by Adobe Premiere Pro CC Transcode4Kvideo SW workload comparing 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS vs. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700K. Measured on platforms with: Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS Processor, PL1=127W TDP, 8C16T, Turbo up to 5.0GHz, Motherboard: MSI Z390 A Pro, Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 2080Ti , Gfx version: 430.86, Memory: 2x8GB DDR4 2666, Storage: 480GB Intel Optane SSD 900P, OS: Windows* 10 Pro 1903 v175 19H1(RS6), BIOS Version 1105 vs. Intel® Core™ i7-6700K Processor, PL1=95W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 4.2GHz, Motherboard: MSI Z170MPLUS A Pro, Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 2080Ti , Gfx version: 430.86, Memory: 4x4GB DDR4 2133, Storage: 480GB Intel Optane SSD 900P, OS: Windows* 10 Pro 1903 v175 19H1(RS6), BIOS Version 3805

6Intel is providing a one-year warranty on both the box and tray versions of this processor due to its limited volume.

The Recommended Customer Price (“RCP”) is pricing guidance for Intel products. Prices are for direct Intel customers and are subject to change without notice. Taxes and shipping, etc. not included. Prices may vary for other package types and shipment quantities, and special promotional arrangements may apply. Listing of these RCP does not constitute a formal pricing offer from Intel. Please work with your appropriate Intel representative to obtain a formal price quotation. Purchases of Intel products are subject to Intel’s Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale.

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Why More Software Development Needs to Go to the Machines

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Justin Gottschlich of Intel Labs leads a team of machine programming researchers. Their aim is to automate software development to reduce coding errors and address a shortage of trained expert programmers. (Credit: Walden Kirsch/Intel Corporation)
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Our expert: Justin Gottschlich leads the Machine Programming Research (MPR) team in the Systems and Software Research Lab. Justin’s newly-formed research group focuses on the pioneering promise of machine programming, which is a fusion of machine learning, formal methods, programming languages, compilers and computer systems.

His simple explanation of machine programming: MPR uses forms of machine learning and other automatic methods to create software capable of creating its own software. It’s called machine programming and is fundamentally about automating software development and maintenance. When fully realized, machine programming will enable everyone to express their creativity and develop their own software without writing a single line of code.  

More: See all of the Future of Technology series

Machine programming’s promise: In today’s technological landscape, software is integrated into almost everything we do. It controls many aspects of our mobile devices – laptops, tablets, phones. It connects us to the internet and drives our social media feeds. It virtualizes our data centers and makes our homes more intelligent. But developing and maintaining software is a time-consuming and error-prone process, Justin says. “I believe we can create a society where everyone can create software, but machines will handle the ‘programming’ part,” he says. “Thus, ‘machine programming.’”

A shortage of human programmers: A core problem for Intel and other leading tech companies, according to Justin, is that they are running low on senior developers – a shortage that crimps the amount of programming across all industries. According to, there are 500,000 open programming positions available in the U.S. alone — compared with an annual crop of 50,000 graduating computer science majors. A similar shortage can be found across the European Union. In the programming jobs market, Justin says, at best only 10% of the people filling those jobs have the computer science training to become top-level advanced developers. With today’s heterogeneous hardware — CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, ASICs, neuromorphic and, soon, quantum chips — it will become difficult, perhaps impossible, to find developers who can correctly, efficiently, and securely program across all of that hardware.

Now is the time: Machine programming is a fusion of different fields. It uses automatic programming technique, from precise (e.g., formal program synthesis) to probabilistic (e.g., differentiable programming) methods. It also uses and learns from everything we’ve built in hardware and software to date. Researchers have dabbled in machine programming since the 1950s, Justin says. “But today is different. We’re at an inflection point with new machine learning algorithms, new and improved hardware, and rich and dense programming data. These are the three essential ingredients that we believe enable machine programming.” One example is illustrated by recent genetic algorithm (GA) research from Justin’s team, which illustrates how the fitness function of a genetic algorithm – a complicated machine learning heuristic developed by expert programmers – can be automated. Justin says this work likely wouldn’t have been possible just a few years ago.

Refusing to accept bugs: Almost all large-scale software today (e.g., operating systems, browsers, social media platforms) includes accuracy, performance or security bugs. “Our latest NeurIPS ’19 paper provides early evidence that certain types of bugs that have historically evaded even expert programmer detection can be automatically detected with machine programming, requiring zero human intervention,” Justin says. “The next step is to automatically fix them.”

From 500,000 lines of code to 500: Justin points to a well-known example of machine programming’s benefits. Google Translate, a service that automatically translates among languages, was built by engineers who hand-coded around 500,000 lines using classical programming techniques. With the advent of machine programming, Google rewrote its code, partially using differentiable programming (one small slice of the overall machine programming pie). That rewrite decreased the code base from 500,000 lines to 500 lines, a 1,000x reduction. “Not only did the code size shrink by 1,000 times,” Justin says, “the accuracy of the system actually improved – it’s incredible.”

More programming jobs, not fewer: Machine programming will not eliminate jobs, Justin contends, but instead create them – possibly millions of them. The more menial aspects of programming will be automated, he says, which is the goal. With machine programming, he adds, “our blue-sky vision is so long as you can express your ideas (as we call it – intention) in some way that the machine can recognize – be it natural language, visual diagrams or gestures – machine programming builds a path for you to create your own software.” To begin building these advanced machine programming systems, Justin says, we’ll rely heavily on a community of programmers and scientists – those who can work across platforms, machine learning and formal techniques, heterogeneous hardware, and many programming languages. Justin and team outline their future vision of machine programming in a paper jointly published with MIT researchers, “The Three Pillars of Machine Programming.”

Justin will deliver the keynote address at the University of Pennsylvania Industry Day event on Friday, Oct. 25: Future of Safe Autonomy.

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Intel Reports Third-Quarter 2019 Financial Results

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Intel Corporation’s third-quarter 2019 earnings news release and presentation are available on the company’s Investor Relations website. The earnings conference call for investors begins at 2 p.m. PDT today; a public webcast will be available at

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Intel Introduces Tremont Microarchitecture

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What’s New: Today at the Linley Fall Processor Conference in Santa Clara, Calif., Intel revealed the first architectural details related to Tremont. Intel’s newest and most advanced low-power x86 CPU architecture, Tremont offers a significant performance boost over prior generations.

“Tremont is Intel’s most advanced low-power x86 architecture to date. We focused on a range of modern, complex workloads, while considering networking, client, browser and battery so that we could raise performance efficiently across the board. It is a world-class CPU architecture designed for enhanced processing power in compact, low-power packages.”
–Stephen Robinson, Intel Tremont Chief Architect

Why It Matters: Tremont next-generation low-power x86 microarchitecture delivers significant IPC (instructions per cycle) gains gen-over-gen compared with Intel’s prior low-power x86 architectures. Designed for enhanced processing power in compact, low-power packages, Tremont-based processors will enable a new generation of innovative form factors for client devices, creative applications for the internet of things (IoT), efficient data center products and more.

When combined with other technologies across Intel’s broader IP portfolio, this architecture will enable a new generation of products. Using Intel’s 3D packaging technology Foveros, Tremont is integrated within a wider set of silicon IPs in Lakefield, which will power breakthrough innovative devices like the recently announced dual-screen Microsoft Surface Neo.

Performant architectures are the foundation of chips that capture and process data. Low-power solutions are essential to enabling new use cases driven by smaller form factors.

The Details: Intel Tremont includes several advancements in ISA (instruction set architecture), microarchitecture, security and power management. It delivers significant IPC gains gen-over-gen as compared with Intel’s prior low-power x86 architectures, making it a first-class offering for powering a new generation of Intel products across client, IoT and data center offerings. Tremont’s unique 6-wide (2×3-wide clustered) out-of-order decoder in the front end allows for a more efficient feed to the wider back end, which is fundamental for performance.

For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit Intel’s Performance Benchmark page.

More Context: Introducing Intel Tremont Microarchitecture (Stephen Robinson’s Linley Presentation) | Client Computing News

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Intel Unveils New Programs to Help Partners Connect, Innovate and Grow in a Data-Centric World

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What’s New: Intel today shared additional details for its new Intel® Partner Alliance program and launched the Intel® Partner University training platform to help enable and empower partners to connect, innovate and grow. Intel Partner Alliance, which will launch in the second half of 2020, will unify Intel’s multiple partner programs and infrastructures into an integrated, modern and customized platform to accelerate innovation at scale. The unified program is designed to enhance the value, relevance and experience Intel delivers to partners.

“The proliferation of cloud and edge computing, the rollout of 5G, as well as the growth of AI and analytics have driven a seismic shift in how companies operate and serve their customers. Intel is making significant investments and actively preparing our partners to take advantage of these data-centric opportunities and grow their businesses.”
–Eric Thompson, Intel general manager of Global Partner Enablement

Why Intel Partner Alliance is Important: Intel recognizes that solutions to meet data-centric opportunities are becoming more complex and require a much greater degree of ecosystem collaboration. With the launch of Intel Partner Alliance, every member will find new value, like intelligent matchmaking, that connects them with partners and solutions specifically tailored to their business needs. This program brings together partner programs and partner roles under one umbrella to better facilitate collaboration and advanced solutions for growth.

Intel Partner Alliance program benefits include:

  • Expanded partner types catered to, such as cloud service providers, solution integrators and software vendors.
  • An increased focus on solutions and partner collaboration.
  • Improved training curriculum with specialized paths.
  • A unified, singular program with new value and an enhanced, streamlined experience.
The Intel Partner University, launched Oct. 23, 2019, offers more than 200 hours of online training available in multiple languages. Optimized for mobile, the platform offers a variety of digital training formats, including live and on-demand trainings that can be accessed anytime, anywhere. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
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What the New Intel Partner University Includes: Driving innovative data-centric solutions requires knowledgeable partners, particularly those who have subject matter specialization in key advanced technologies. Intel Partner University will be a key capability to enabling growth through the new program. The new training platform is now available, ahead of the Intel Partner Alliance launch, and offers cutting-edge curriculum for Intel products with specialized learning paths and course recommendations.

Intel Partner University offers a variety of digital training formats, including live and on-demand trainings. Key benefits include:

  • Personalized recommendations: Intel Partner University delivers customized, relevant curriculum based on topics of interest and other previously taken trainings.
  • Competencies and badges: Competencies are curriculums that enable partners to build expertise in desired areas. Partners can complete competencies and earn digital badges to help customers recognize their “Pro” status due to the additional training.
  • Enhanced user experience: Intel Partner University has a streamlined design that makes browsing easy and intuitive. Optimized for mobile, the platform offers a variety of digital training formats, including live and on-demand trainings that can be accessed anytime, anywhere.

How These Programs are Unique: The Intel Partner Alliance will connect Intel’s partner ecosystem that is unparalleled in reach with a global network of system manufacturers, integrators, solution providers, OEMs, resellers, retailers, FPGA designers and distributors in 170 countries and territories, across all industries. The Intel Partner University is one of the most in-depth partner training programs in the world, with more than 200 hours of online training available in multiple languages.

What’s Next: Recognizing partners need to work with others in the industry to deliver increasingly complex end-customer solutions, Intel will launch Intel® Solutions Marketplace, an innovative platform to facilitate real-time collaboration with experts across our global ecosystem. The Intel Solutions Marketplace is expected to launch in November.

More Context: Intel Partner Alliance Empowers Partners to Connect, Innovate and Grow (YouTube Video)

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The Race to Commercially-Viable Quantum Computing Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

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By Rich Uhlig

Quantum computing receives a lot of attention due to its potential to take on problems beyond the reach of today’s computers, such as new drug discovery, financial modeling and exploring how the universe works.

Universities, governments and technology companies around the world are striving to achieve a commercially-viable quantum computing system. While the collective progress is real – and is getting noticed – the field is still at mile one of what will be a marathon toward quantum computing’s commercialization.

That said, important milestones along this journey should be recognized, celebrated and built upon.

More Promising Results

As researchers at Intel and across the globe are discovering, quantum computing has the potential to tackle problems that conventional computing – even the world’s most powerful supercomputers – can’t quite handle.

Today, it was confirmed that researchers from Google had demonstrated the extraordinary speed of quantum, as compared to traditional supercomputers, with a benchmark test known as “quantum supremacy.” The Google team designed an algorithm that could run an analysis in 200 seconds on a small quantum processor, a 53-qubit superconducting test chip, that would take the most powerful supercomputer approximately 10,000 years to perform.

For this demonstration, we congratulate the team at Google.

The Road to Commercial Relevance

Bolstered by this exciting news, we should now turn our attention to the steps it will take to build a system that will enable us to address intractable challenges — in other words, to demonstrate “quantum practicality.” To get a sense of what it would take to achieve quantum practicality, Intel researchers used our high-performance quantum simulator to predict the point at which a quantum computer could outpace a supercomputer in solving an optimization problem called Max-Cut. We chose Max-Cut as a test case because it is widely used in everything from traffic management to electronic design, and because it is an algorithm that gets exponentially more complicated as the number of variables increases.

In our study, we compared a noise-tolerant quantum algorithm with a state-of-the art classical algorithm on a range of Max-Cut problems of increasing size. After extensive simulations, our research suggests it will take at least hundreds, if not thousands, of qubits working reliably before quantum computers will be able to solve practical problems faster than supercomputers.

In other words, it may be years before the industry can develop a functional quantum processor of this size, so there is still work to be done.

At Intel, we work with our partners and the research community to speed advancement across the complete quantum computing stack so every mile marker passed in this marathon will bring us closer to true quantum practicality.

We’re very excited about our progress in advancing a technology known as spin qubits in silicon. We believe spin qubits have a major scaling advantage over superconducting qubits, because they are much smaller than their counterparts.

In fact, spin qubits resemble a single electron transistor, a technology Intel has spent the past 50 years manufacturing. Because of this resemblance, we were able to take our learnings from transistor manufacturing and apply it at scale to quantum computing research. Today, we’re manufacturing spin qubits on 300 mm silicon wafers in the same facilities and with the same processes that we use to produce our state-of-the-art Intel processors. And, to further speed our research and feedback cycles, we have designed a new tool, called the cryoprober (Cryogenic Wafer Prober), to test and characterize these 300mm silicon spin qubit wafers at scale.

As these discoveries and ongoing research demonstrate, quantum computing will be a transformational technology. However, we will continue to overcome many challenges – and pass many mile markers – on this incredible journey of discovery before this technology will change your life or mine.

So, let’s applaud this scientific moment and the researchers, and set our sights on what we will achieve at the finish line much further down the road: quantum practicality.

Rich Uhlig is an Intel senior fellow, vice president of the Technology, Systems Architecture & Client Group, and managing director of Intel Labs.

More: Intel Quantum Computing Press Kit | Intel’s 49 Qubit Processor | Quantum Cryogenic Wafer Prober (Cryoprober)

Photo: Intel Corporation is scaling superconducting quantum computing test chips to higher qubit counts — from 7 to 17 to 49 qubits (from left). Multiple gold connectors are required to control and operate each qubit. (Credit: Walden Kirsch/Intel Corporation)

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Intel Signs Strategic MOU to Develop Innovative VR/AR Solutions

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Intel has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sky Limit Entertainment to develop 5G technology-based virtual reality/augmented reality solutions for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

What’s New: Today, Intel is working to develop 5G-based virtual reality (VR), 3D and 360-degree content development platforms for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 and the Olympic Games Paris 2024. To help create these experiences, Intel signed a strategic memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Sky Limit Entertainment (SoReal).

“As a worldwide TOP Olympic Partner, Intel is committed to help bring technologies including AI, 5G platforms and VR into the Olympic Games to provide innovative experiences for athletes, participants, spectators and stadium operators, as well as demonstrating how technology promotes successful business transformation. This MOU will help to develop 5G-based VR/AR immersive experiences for Olympics fans. Intel is focused on technologies that can enhance connections and experiences at the Olympic Games. We are committed to drive innovation into the Olympic Games through 5G technologies and platforms that are paving the way to develop gigabit connectivity, solutions for more immersive viewership experiences, cutting-edge smart city applications and advanced broadcasting services. Working with an organization with deep expertise in VR/AR-related technology development as well as VR/AR content production, combined with Intel’s VR/AR expertise and 5G technology, we are confident in helping to bring more immersive experiences to participants.”
–Rick Echevarria, Intel vice president in the Sales and Marketing Group and general manager of Intel’s Olympics Program

How This Collaboration will Deliver Technology: Using Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon® processors and other Intel products, the collaboration between Intel and SoReal will develop 5G-technology-enhanced virtual reality and augmented reality (AR) content solutions to help bring more immersive experiences to the Olympics. The strategic MoU involves five aspects:

  • Develop 5G-based VR/AR solutions: To bring these virtual and augmented content experiences to life, research will be conducted on dynamic allocation architecture of rendering servers, data compression and decoding on different networks; VR gaming mixed frame synchronization; and other related technologies. Significant optimization is required in management and clients to bring interactive VR experiences into reality in the 5G era.
  • Design and produce 360-dgree VR/AR content related to competition and sports events; develop supporting facilities including software, hardware and system integration: Development of a VR chair-, VR cube-, VR magic box-related hardware and software solutions to provide audiences with the most advanced VR gaming, VR sports and VR broadcasting experiences.
  • Provide VR/AR experiences and training assistance to Olympic athletes: Develop a VR sports simulator-related product to provide VR/AR experiences and training assistance to Olympic athletes.
  • Plan, operate, broadcast and promote VR/AR esports events: Based on the Intel technology referenced above, plans are underway to operate broadcasts and promote future VR/AR esports events.
  • Build a VR/AR theme park: Development of a VR/AR theme park (SoReal VR&AR International E-Sports Centre) at Shougang campus and creation of a cutting-edge VR/AR sport industry center, which is close to the Olympic Big Air venue and Olympic winter sports training centers, to provide audiences a top-notch experience among VR esports, VR sports games and VR broadcasting industries.

Why It’s Significant: The Olympic Games are a global sports event and a high-scale platform to demonstrate core technologies of Intel and its partners, like SoReal. These core technologies will help bring new experiences for hosting countries, worldwide athletes, participants and billions of global spectators, leveraging the power of computing and accelerating the influence of connected technologies.

Since becoming a Worldwide Olympic Partner in 2017, Intel is committed to promoting the transformation of the Olympic Games and related experiences by working with partners to develop and deploy innovative technologies, helping to bring a more efficient Olympics broadcasting model, support for a smarter athlete training and smart broadcasting experiences. This cooperation is not only an exploration into VR/AR technology and application in the 5G era, but it will also enable new Olympic experiences via innovative technologies and help spread the Olympic spirit to every corner in the world.

More Context: Intel at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

The Small Print:

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) expands the boundaries of technology to make the most amazing experiences possible. In June 2017, Intel joined ‘The Olympic Partner’ (TOP) worldwide sponsorship program to bring its leading technology to enhance the Olympic Games through 2024. Beginning with the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang 2018, Intel focuses primarily on infusing its 5G platforms, VR, 3D and 360-degree content development platforms, artificial intelligence platforms and drones, along with other computing solutions to enhance the Olympic Games. Intel will also work across the Olympic Movement and with other Olympic partners to integrate technology into many facets of the Olympic Games. Information about Intel and the work of its more than 100,000 employees can be found at and

Sky Limit Entertainment (Dang Hong Qi Tian Group) is dedicated to creating immersive experiences and delivers high-quality VR/AR technology R&D and content development. The group integrates content development, IP operations and digital real-scene entertainment, including tech show, design and construction of VR parks, VR museum, R&D of VR/AR games, as well as development and operation in the touristic real estate. The international entertainment brand “SoReal” created by the company is currently one of the most popular culture and technology brand in the VR/AR industry.

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Google Pixelbook Go: Co-Engineered with Intel for a Powerful Chromebook Experience

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What’s New: Today in New York City, Google announced the newest member of the Pixelbook family: Google Pixelbook Go, powered by Intel® Core™ processors for performance, connectivity and a full Chrome OS experience that boots in seconds and stays up-to-date on the go.

“The new Google Pixelbook Go was carefully crafted to bring flexibility to work, life and play on the go with powerful Intel Core processors delivering new levels of performance, responsiveness and battery life. Collaboration between Google and Intel engineers continues to bring great Chromebook experiences to market.”
–Josh Newman, Intel vice president and general manager of Mobile Innovation in the Client Computing Group

Why It Matters: Engineers from Intel and Google leveraged consumer feedback to create a device that has an ultra-thin, lightweight design with up to 12 hours of battery life1. The result is an easy-to-use and responsive device, including:

  • Intel Core processors for the performance power to load content-rich web pages quickly, edit photos, launch games and multitask across Google Play Store apps.
  • Narrower bezels and a vibrant 13.3-inch Full HD touchscreen display with a 4K Ultra HD Molecular Display option create an immersive viewing experience.
  • An ultra-portable design weighing about 2 pounds2 and 13mm thin is perfect for an on-the-go lifestyle.

How to Get It: Google Pixelbook Go is available for pre-orders beginning today on the Google Store in the U.S. and Canada, starting at $649. It will be available in the U.K. in early 2020. For details, visit the Google Store.

More Context: Client Computing News at Intel

The Small Print:

1Up to 12 hours of use. Battery performance is based on a mix of standby, web browsing and other use. Actual results may vary.

2Weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process.

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Intel Eyes Leadership in 5G Edge Computing; Acquiring Smart Edge

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What’s New: Intel has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Smart Edge™ intelligent-edge platform business from Pivot Technology Solutions Inc., an IT infrastructure and service provider. Smart Edge is a cloud-native, scalable and secure platform for multi-access edge computing (MEC). With Smart Edge, enterprises and communications service providers can enable cloud-like services closer to the user on the customer-premise or network edge. The expansion of computing in the network and at the edge is an important growth opportunity for Intel – an estimated $65 billion silicon addressable market by 2023. Edge computing is an opportunity that is accelerating with the rollout of 5G networks.

“This transaction enhances our ability to address the 5G network transformation with a leading position in edge computing. We plan to take full advantage of our combined technologies and teams to accelerate the development of the edge computing market while creating a compelling solution for customers.”
–Dan Rodriguez, Intel vice president in the Data Center Group and general manager of the Network Compute Division

About Smart Edge: The Smart Edge platform is built to run on Intel technologies, such as high-performing Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors today and, going forward, Intel® Optane™ memory, Intel FPGAs and other accelerators. Smart Edge’s software is also highly complementary with Intel’s OpenNESS (Open Network Edge Services Software) project.

For enterprises and service providers, Smart Edge enables new opportunities and revenue streams while reducing the total cost of ownership for intelligent edge solutions. For example, retailers could deploy new personalized and location-aware in-store experiences or factories could combine 5G, data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) near the edge to drive greater operational efficiencies.

What’s Next: Approximately 25 Smart Edge employees will join Intel’s Network and Custom Logic Group (NCLG) when the transaction closes, which is expected in the coming weeks.

Also, as a part of this acquisition, Intel and Pivot will sign a Preferred Partner Agreement, which identifies Pivot as an authorized Smart Edge reseller and Intel’s non-exclusive Preferred Systems Integrator for Smart Edge-based edge services solutions.

“Intel is the right company and brand to advance and scale Smart Edge’s software solution,” said Kevin Shank, CEO of Pivot. “Our partnership with Intel will leverage Pivot’s core strengths as a technology integrator and service provider with Intel’s advanced technology solutions to drive the adoption of the Smart Edge platform. We look forward to collaborating with Intel to develop and take to market many new edge computing use cases.”

More Context:  Smart Edge is part of Intel’s Network Builders ecosystem and this year it received Intel’s 2019 Partner of the Year Award for Excellence in Accelerating Innovation in Network Communications. | More about Smart Edge.

The Small Print:

Forward-Looking StatementsThis document contains forward-looking statements relating to the proposed transaction between Intel and Pivot, including statements regarding the benefits and the timing of the transaction, as well as statements regarding Intel’s products and markets. Words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “goals,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “continues,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based on management expectations as of the date of this release and, except as required by law, Intel disclaim any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances. Forward-looking statements involve many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the ability of the parties to complete the transaction in the time expected or at all; the risk that we are unable to commercially develop the relevant technologies or achieve the anticipated benefits of the transaction; and other risks detailed in Intel’s SEC filings, including the Intel’s most recent reports on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q, and Form 8-K, which are available at the SEC’s website at Copies of Intel’s SEC filings may also be obtained by visiting Intel’s Investor Relations website at

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