Another demo was dedicated to the performance differences between the notebooks running on the dual core 65nm CPU vs. single core CPU.
Multi-tasking on a multi-core 65nm system
We had two solutions side by side and we could hear interruptions of the radio playback when we had other applications downloading something to the hard drive in the background. A perfect example of the advantages brought to you by multi-threaded dual core architecture when you are running multiple tasks at the same time.
The third demo I would like to mention is called Embedded IT demo. It actually illustrated Intel’s concept for wireless security manageability.
The scenario in this case looks as follows. There is a management console with a list of all the clients in the Wi-Fi environment. In case the security system detects any malicious pattern on the network the potentially infected computer is automatically disconnected from the network until the problem is solved. It no longer has access to the network but can still be accessed and monitored by the managing console via wireless. We can enable the client and add it back to the network once the problem is eliminated.
Among a few examples of the advanced wireless features of the next generation mobile platforms within the digital home initiative Intel demonstrated what they call “on-the-go?/STRONG> solutions providing the same functionality and access to data when you are away from home. This solution would be regarded as a mobile entertainment PC. Within the mobile entertainment PC initiative there are two primary usage models that are most interesting right now:
Sync-n-go: it implies that you take the content with you. Intel suggests that you can use UPnP interface that allows downloading and sharing digital media content with other devices, which you will then use on the road for entertainment purposes.
EPC or “TIVO on the go?type of the device
The idea behind it is that you can use wireless connection to download the programs, MP3, DVD, or TV content to a portable Centrino powered device, with a HDD. Then you synchronize it via wireless with the TIVO device and get the content there, ready to go with you. For instance, if you have this TIVO or similar device built into your car (you could actually see a Land Rover with the built in “TIVO on the go?solution) you could take the content with you.
Outside In: implies that you have access to the content while away. Here Intel suggests using their own Orb service online, that creates a secure channel once you register, so you can view all you home PC contents anytime anywhere. The device is connected to the Orb server and provides constant and secure data transfer from your home system to your on-the-go device.
But let’s return to our discussion of the tendencies driving the mobile market growth.
Coverage is King
This is the third tendency that drives the mobile market and that is a postulated first rule of mobility. In this respect we should first of all turn to WiMAX technology. I have already mentioned it in my yesterday’s IDF Day 1 Coverage, that WiMAX is growing rapidly. We have all that content ready to be unleashed to people with mobile devices. It is a great opportunity for everybody. According to Metcalfe’s Law, as devices are added to the network the value of the network is growing exponentially. It is true for WiMAX. In the mobile space the combination of two platforms, phone and notebook, and a combination of these with the wireless applications will work wonderful things and deliver the best to the consumers.