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Intel Developer Forum To Focus On Platforms

Technology disclosures at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco March 1-3 will focus on platforms and how Intel is promoting multiple initiatives to advance computing performance beyond standalone processors.

"Our platforms are collections of technologies that are essentially developed together, integrated and tested together, to provide strong functionality and user value at a system level," says Frank Spindler, VP of technology programs for Intel.

The first full platform Intel delivered was Centrino, its mobile system that integrates processing and wireless capabilities. More recently, the company provided chipset and storage-controller introductions along with its Nocona Xeon processor introduction last summer. Coming up, Intel plans a specifically branded platform for the digital home, Spindler says.

At the forum, Intel will provide demonstrations and new details on its latest processor advancements, including multicore, 65-nanometer manufacturing capability and its Star Technologies, including hyperthreading, virtualization, and 32/64-bit processing.

Intel will also offer details about its I/O Acceleration Technology, which Spindler says can improve interaction between networked clients and servers by up to 30% and can outperform more traditional TCP/IP offload engines in 90% of applications. The technology will be utilized across Intel products, including processors, chipsets, and network controllers.

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