12:59PM - and we're done! thanks for joining us on our first official live blog!

12:56PM - Intel will offer a grand prize of $1M in this perceptual computing contest later this year, details available at intel.com/software/perceptual

12:55PM - Intel Perceptual Computing SDK Beta, offering a contest in Q4 for the development of the coolest perceptual computing apps using the SDK

12:52PM - I want to benchmark a Coke vending machine

12:52PM - These machines are already deployed in South America

12:52PM - How people drink, what they do with the machine, etc...

12:51PM - The coke machine can provide a lot of analytical data to the owner thanks to having a full blown PC inside

12:50PM - Dadi is showing off a Core i7 based Coke vending machine

12:48PM - No new phone announcements at IDF, but steady progress being made

12:48PM - I think that's all we're going to get about Haswell in this keynote

12:47PM - Haswell can run Unigen at the same performance as Ivy Bridge but at roughly half the power

12:46PM - That's power unconstrained though

12:46PM - Looks like a 2x increase in GPU performance for Haswell vs. Ivy

12:46PM - Haswell running the Unigine benchmark much smoother than IVB

12:45PM - Running Unigine benchmark on Haswell vs. Ivy Bridge

12:45PM - Haswell reference platform demo

12:45PM - Haswell is mobile focused first, eventually into desktop/workstation and server

12:44PM - Haswell - We've been able to cut 20x of the idle power compared to Sandy Bridge

12:43PM - Ooohoh, I think we're about to talk about silicon

12:43PM - Talking about how Intel spans the mobility spectrum from smartphone to Ultrabook

12:43PM - Talking about application compatibility between Atom and Core based tablets...sort of true, you can't run AVX code on the Atom based tablets of course

12:41PM - We Want Haswell

12:41PM - Showing off Ivy Bridge based Windows 8 tablets

12:39PM - ASUS Vivo Tab used in the next demo

12:39PM - The point is you can have an enterprise software deployment on a Windows 8 tablet thanks to x86 backwards compatibility

12:38PM - Showing legacy Windows applications running in desktop mode on the Atom based Windows 8 tablet

12:37PM - Fumbling around trying to run a Windows 8 Atom enterprise tablet demo

12:36PM - Additional design wins based on Core based CPUs as well

12:36PM - Both in tandem and coming after the Windows 8 launch

12:36PM - More than 20 Intel Atom (Clover Trail) design wins

12:36PM - Now we're talking about Intel Windows 8 tablets

12:35PM - that was pretty sweet, using a NFC enabled paypass credit card you just touch it to the trackpad of an NFC enabled Ultrabook and all of your billing/shipping information is automatically entered

12:34PM - NFC paypass equipped credit card with a unique cipher, going to buy a new notebook from Tiger Direct

12:32PM - ...and enabling Ultrabooks with NFC paypass

12:32PM - Intel's Identity Protection Technology

12:32PM - What does Intel bring to this?

12:32PM - MasterCard wants ubiquitous acceptance, open API for PayPass

12:31PM - Talking about PayPass Wallet by MasterCard

12:30PM - Want to create an environment where it's easy for people to buy

12:30PM - Intel and MasterCard have been collaborating on something

12:29PM - Gary Flood, President of Global Products and Services of MasterCard is taking the stage now

12:28PM - Sidenote: AMD will also be focused on natural PC interfaces next year

12:27PM - Touch is just the beginning of innovation

12:27PM - A couple of quick gesture recognition demos

12:27PM - In a year or two we'll see 3D cameras integrated into notebooks

12:26PM - Intel has been working with Creative and SoftKinetic

12:26PM - Now moving to something more exciting than voice...gestures

12:25PM - A beta of Dragon Assistant will be available in Q4 of this year

12:25PM - Nuance's software will be paired with Ultrabooks shipping in Q4

12:24PM - Demonstrating Dragon's ability to recognize non-English speech as well

12:23PM - Now they're playing Gangam Style

12:23PM - Showing off the use of improper grammar in voice recognition

12:23PM - Still not the most impressive demo yet

12:22PM - "Search Amazon for Sunglasses"

12:22PM - Voice activated Google search results

12:22PM - Voice activated Ultrabook demo

12:21PM - It's demo time

12:20PM - The Rise of Natural Intuitive Computing

12:19PM - Now we're on to "Redefining the Computing Experience"

12:18PM - Still nothing really all that new:-/

12:18PM - Form factor innovation: tablet, Ultrabook detachable, Ultrabook convertible and notebook/clamshell

12:16PM - Dadi is showing off a bunch of Windows 8 tablets/convertibles

12:15PM - Haswell is what happens after that arrow

12:15PM - Ooh, there's an Ultrabook Journey slide up now, 2011, 2012 and a big arrow

12:14PM - I guess that's it for datacenter, we're onto mobile now

12:14PM - The real change happening is about mobile personal computing

12:14PM - AMD's SeaMicro talked a lot about its networking fabric yesterday, I wonder if we're going to hear anything about Intel's own

12:13PM - The datacenter isn't just about processing, but also interconnect and fabric

12:13PM - Intel: we have to create a broad set of microarchitectures for the varying needs in the datacenter

12:12PM - Ok we're starting to talk about the datacenter

12:12PM - "our focus in cloud and mobility"

12:11PM - The great thing about digital data is analysis

12:11PM - Dadi is talking about how much data we create and share now

12:10PM - Chip design, software, fabs, etc...

12:09PM - Dadi is touting Intel's advantages beyond just hardware

12:09PM - At the end of the day it's all about the software

12:08PM - There's a 10x difference in transistor count between Medfield and Xeon Phi

12:08PM - Dadi is holding up Medfield and Xeon Phi

12:07PM - Still waiting for something new, these keynotes always start off slow by modern standards

12:07PM - Reinventing computing isn't just about Intel, it's about Intel collaborating with developers here and around the world

12:06PM - Dadi is going to talk about re-inventing computing...again

12:06PM - Today Intel is focused on experience

12:05PM - In 1997 Intel was just getting into the data center, things have changed a lot since then

12:05PM - IDF has been around for 15 years, the first show was in 1997 - back when AT started

12:03PM - Dadi was working on Centrino when 9/11/01 happened

12:03PM - This is the first IDF that started on a 9/11, Dadi is respectfully remembering 9/11/01

12:03PM - Dadi is awesome, let's see what he has to say

12:02PM - Dadi Perlmutter is taking the stage

12:02PM - Looks like an ASUS design, way to go Jonney

12:02PM - Windows 8 touch enabled Ultrabook featured in the video

12:01PM - The requisite introduction video is starting

12:01PM - Louder music means things are starting

11:59AM - We're being asked to silence our cell phones

11:59AM - 2 minutes until keynote time

11:57AM - I fear that I just jinxed it...

11:57AM - I don't want to jinx it, but Intel usually does a good job of making WiFi not break during these things

11:56AM - The keynote is going to begin in 5 minutes!

11:54AM - Old IDF Facts: IDF used to also move locations quite a bit. These days it's held in San Francisco, but it's been in San Jose and Palm Springs as well.

11:54AM - Old IDF Facts: Intel used to hold two IDFs in the US every year, one in the spring and one in the fall

11:52AM - ...or stereotypes about engineers

11:52AM - Intel is playing a video of folks talking about geek stereotypes

11:51AM - We're seated and waiting...well in reality we're seated and working

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  • madmin - Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - link

    Is Dadi playing big brother ?
    We're meant to trust them haswell ?
    When they pair with uncle Apple !
    Personal privacy... oh well.

    idle power is the enemy
    idle power has always been the enemy...

    crypto is our friend
    crypto has always been our friend
  • Death666Angel - Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - link

    I'd read them! :D
  • Kevin G - Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - link

    Overclock your 0.5 L dispenser to get achieve 1 L throughput!
  • jdietz - Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - link

    Does it dispense 20oz bottles?
    If it dispenses like a soda fountain (into cups), I would still buy it if it saved me some money.

    Why do you need to take your photo at a coke machine?
  • 1008anan - Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - link

    Anand, what else are you live blogging at IDF and Apple?

  • jdietz - Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - link

    I don't see many people doing this. I would whip out my cellphone or (less likely) my tablet to pay for my purchase. A laptop is a bit much, don't you think?
  • Death666Angel - Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - link

    Do you do your online shopping on a cellphone or tablet? I do mine on a full PC or when I'm travelling, my laptop. The idea isn't to pay for stuff at your local groceries with your laptop but when you are online shopping at amazon or newegg.
  • AnTech - Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - link

    Quad-core ULV? TDP?
  • Shadowmaster625 - Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - link

    It is just so wrong on so many levels. We already have pop machines that have credit card readers. Why devote so much economic investment into something that dispenses such unhealthy product? I mean, how stupid are people, really? All that crap can and should be replaced by century old tried and true technology: a frickin drinking fountain.
  • Dalonely - Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - link

    "12:52PM - I want to benchmark a Coke vending machine"

    The more I thought about it the more fun factor it was. Thanks Anand. You made my day/night.

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