Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Intel offers Time travel at OOW2008
I'm writing online at the keynote with Paul Otellini, after the strong commitment signal expresed by Oracle that Intel is their preferred platform.
He is introducing us to a brief historic recount of CPU, Business (example FedEX) and Animation (example Dreamworks) milestones.
The core idea is a perspective of accelerated demands our computing systems are facing, and succesfully achieving through the improvements the chip makers are offering to the market, specially Intel. The summary shows that Intel is helping to do more within the same time, which in perspective may be interpreted as a "slowing" time effect.
Shared with us the benchmark results for the brand new Xeon 7400 which with his 6 cores and capabilities for working concurrently with up-to 16 sockets, overpasess the Xeon 5400 and Itanium products. The commercial spot is "Oracle runs better on Intel".
Revealed next innovation steps on Itaniun Tukwila and Xeon Nehalem EX, with count above thousands of millions of transistors.
Intel support to multicore exploit coulnd't be more encouraging, they've developed and are offering a tool to discover the parallel oportunity on current application's code.
Enterprise Cloud is a task that Oracle and Intel pretend to tackle in tandem. With deep cooperation among them, that goal seems already done, and we may see fruits from that tree quite soon I guess.
Stay tunned, I'll continue this OOW2008 covering