Intel, EXOS Pilot 3D Athlete Tracking with Pro Football Hopefuls

Produits Intel - jeu, 04/03/2021 - 15:00

What’s New: EXOS, a leader in the field of advancing human performance, is piloting Intel’s 3D Athlete Tracking (3DAT) technology in training aspiring professional athletes to reach their peak performance. As pro days loom, these athletes seek to take their game to the next level with 3DAT by leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to gain actionable insights about their velocity, acceleration and biomechanics when sprinting.

“Metrics that were previously unmeasurable by the naked eye are now being revealed with Intel’s 3DAT technology. We’re able to take that information, synthesize it and turn it into something tangible for our coaches and athletes. It’s a gamechanger when the tiniest of adjustments can lead to real, impactful results for our athletes.”
– Monica Laudermilk, vice president of research at EXOS

Why It Matters: 3DAT is putting relevant data at the fingertips of coaches and elite athletes that, up to this point, have either been nonexistent or hard to get. By providing precise skeletal analysis and performance metrics through simple video, athletes, coaches, and anyone interested in human performance can now know what the body is doing and how to make it perform better.

“There’s a massive gap in the sports and movement field, between what people feel when they move and what they actually know that they’re doing,” said Ashton Eaton, two-time Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon, and Product Development engineer in Intel’s Olympic Technology Group. “When I was running the 100-meter dash, I’d work with my coach to make adjustments to shave off fractions of a second, but it was all by feel. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t, because I didn’t fully know what my body was actually doing. But 3DAT allows athletes to understand precisely what their body is doing while in motion, so they can precisely target where to make tweaks to get faster or better.”

How It Works: 3DAT technology is hands-free for athletes. It leverages cameras to film athletes as they run drills, so they are unburdened from wearing sensors or deviating from their regular training program. The system sends the video data – 60 frames per second – to the cloud for analysis on Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with built-in Intel® Deep Learning Boost AI acceleration capabilities. Coaches then receive reports and charts that provide a detailed overview of the athletes’ sessions. The coach can drill in deeper on body mechanics or trouble spots to better understand what minor tweaks they can implement to help athletes achieve their full athletic potential.

“3DAT is giving us information, and insight, not just into the technique of how people are running and how they can improve, but also what might be holding them back. This data enables us to make adjustments in the weight room to help unlock more potential on the field,” said Craig Friedman, senior vice president of EXOS’ Performance Innovation Team.


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What Comes Next: Through the continued partnership with EXOS, Intel will have access to expert coaches, elite athletes and high performers to glean additional insights on how this technology can be utilized. Intel’s engineers continue to relentlessly pursue new innovations that enable developers to build anything they can imagine on top of 3DAT technology to propel the field of human performance.

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Intel Helps IntellectEU Fight Insurance Fraud with ClaimShare

Produits Intel - mer, 03/03/2021 - 12:00


What’s New: IntellectEU, a technology company focused on emerging technologies, digital finance and insurtech, has implemented Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) to secure ClaimShare, its new insurance fraud detection platform. ClaimShare uses R3’s Conclave confidential computing platform powered by Intel SGX and enabled on Microsoft Azure. Additionally, ClaimShare utilizes Corda blockchain and artificial intelligence to help solve the insurance industry’s growing problem with fraudulent duplicate claims.

“The application of Intel SGX technology and confidential computing to help combat this prominent form of insurance fraud will be a game changer for insurance companies. GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and strict data privacy compliance is critical in the insurance industry, and innovative solutions like ClaimShare will support collaboration, communication and further privacy.”
–Michael Reed, Intel director of Confidential Computing

Why It Matters: According to the FBI, the total cost of non-health insurance fraud is estimated to be more than $40 billion a year, meaning insurance fraud costs the average U.S. family between $400 and $700 a year in increased premiums. And while insurance companies invest in fraud-prevention technologies to identify patterns of fraudulent behavior, they are often limited to internal data. Coupled with a lack of collaboration, this proves problematic when bad actors create multiple claims for the same loss event at multiple insurers – a duplicate claims fraud also called “double dipping.”

IntellectEU launched its innovative solution ClaimShare to solve this problem of “double-dipping.” ClaimShare’s industrywide platform facilitates secure data sharing between insurers, powered by confidential computing and Intel SGX. Confidentiality is crucial given regulatory and privacy constraints when sharing sensitive, personal insurance information.

“ClaimShare is the first industrywide platform that addresses these fraudulent challenges in the insurance industry while respecting business and client privacy. Until recently, there was no technology that supported this way of data exchange. With the recent advancements and adoption of enterprise blockchain and confidential computing, insurers can now securely and privately share and match data. We are fighting insurance fraud head-on,” said Chaim Finizola, director of ClaimShare.

How It Works: Once the insurer validates the claims, ClaimShare separates claims data into personally identifiable information (PII) and non-personally identifiable information (non-PII). Using the Corda distributed ledger, the non-PII is shared between the insurers and matched using fuzzy matching algorithms to identify suspicious claims. Once claims are suspected of being fraudulent, confidential computing is used to match the PII, confirming the fraud attempt before the second payout happens for the same claim.

ClaimShare offers a duplicate fraud claim verification solution across insurers, significantly decreasing the number of fraudulent claim payouts by enabling industry collaboration. This allows insurers to put public claims data on the ClaimShare ledger after verification so other insurers can check if the claim has already been paid.

Intel SGX uses a hardware-based trusted execution environment or enclave – an area of memory with a higher level of security protection – to help isolate and protect specific application code and data in memory. By creating a confidential computing environment with Intel SGX, ClaimShare can improve the security of encrypted data sharing and collaboration between insurers and help ensure privacy so that no competitive or sensitive information is leaked. The pilot detection program focused on auto insurance but can be replicated for other insurance products.

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Intel Achieves AWS High Performance Computing Competency Status

Produits Intel - lun, 01/03/2021 - 22:00


What’s New: Intel announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) High Performance Computing (HPC) Competency status. This designation recognizes that Intel has demonstrated deep experience helping customers optimize their HPC workloads for performance and efficiency using AWS’s elastic and scalable cloud infrastructure.

“HPC has been key to solving the most complex problems in every industry and is changing the way we work and live. Intel and AWS have been engaged engineer-to-engineer for over 15 years. The two companies have been bringing innovative solutions to market to address customer problems: from drug discovery with Fred Hutch, to autonomous vehicle innovation with Mobileye, to helping animals at risk of extinction with the University of Sydney’s Wildlife Genomics Group. Intel and AWS are driving cloud transformation in HPC with Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor-powered offerings on AWS. The collaboration on AWS ParallelCluster as an Intel® Select Solutions is one great example of our relationship. This achievement is a testimony to our ongoing collaboration with AWS, and we are thrilled to be an AWS HPC Competency Launch Partner.”
–Peter Bevan, global director of Sales and Marketing for AWS at Intel

Why It Matters: Achieving the AWS HPC Competency differentiates Intel as an AWS Partner with deep domain expertise in one or more of the following categories: application, HPC management and foundational technology.

AWS launched the AWS HPC Competency to allow customers to easily and confidently engage highly specialized AWS partners that provide technology offerings for faster innovation, better agility and flexibility in areas such as genomics, computational chemistry, financial risk modeling, computer aided engineering, as well as emerging applications such as deep learning and autonomous driving. The AWS HPC Competency identifies and validates industry leaders with proven customer success and technical proficiency.

What AWS Enables: AWS provides scalable, flexible and cost-effective cloud solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency Program to help customers identify AWS Partners with deep industry experience and expertise.

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No product or component can be absolutely secure.

Your costs and results may vary.

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OEMs and Intel Create New PC Category: Ultraportable Gaming

Produits Intel - lun, 01/03/2021 - 19:00
The MSI Stealth 15M, powered by 11th Gen Intel Core H35-series processors, provides great performance for work and play. (Credit: MSI)

Today, a new class of gamers want a new type of PC. Intel’s research reveals that nearly 40% of gamers want thinner, more versatile gaming laptops that are also great all-around PCs for work, school, content creation and personal activities.

Intel and its ecosystem partners have created an entirely new category of PC: the ultraportable gaming laptop. As Intel announced at CES 2021, original equipment manufacturers such as MSI, Acer and ASUS are releasing more than 40 ultraportable gaming designs in the first half of 2021, including the MSI Stealth15M — one of thinnest 15-inch gaming laptops ever designed.

The laptops are powered by the new 11th Gen Intel® Core™ H35-series processor, delivering the fastest single-threaded performance of any laptop processor.1 This processor includes critical features normally found only in high-end desktop systems: up to 5 gigahertz frequency, PCIe Gen 4.0 architecture for the fastest storage and support for the latest discrete graphics, and Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+). These features provide a balance of mobility and advanced gaming — an industry first and a technical milestone in response to people’s real-world needs.

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Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex.

Performance results are based on testing as of dates shown in configurations and may not reflect all publicly available updates.  See Performance Index for configuration details.  No product or component can be absolutely secure.

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1 As measured by SPECRATE *2017_​int_​base (1copy; Windows, Intel Compiler 19 Update 4, relative estimated performance). See http://www.spec.org for more information about SPEC CPU2017. For additional details: https://edc.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/performance/benchmarks/processors/

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Intel Launches SSD for Everyday Computing, Mainstream Gaming

Produits Intel - lun, 01/03/2021 - 18:00


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What’s New: Building on Intel’s Memory and Storage 2020 event in December, Intel today is launching the Intel® Solid State Drive (SSD) 670p, a 144-layer quad-level cell (QLC)-based client SSD.

“The Intel SSD 670p is based on our 144-Layer QLC 3D NAND with 128 gigabytes per die and provides up to two times better read performance, 38% better random read performance and up to 50% better latency over our previous generation SSDs. By offering peak performance, capacities up to 2 terabytes, and improved reliability, the Intel SSD 670p is the ideal storage solution for thin-and-light laptops.”
–Rob Crooke, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the NAND Products and Solutions Group

What It Does: Developed using the latest QLC technology, the Intel SSD 670p is equipped with capacity of up to 2 terabytes in a single drive, offering tremendous value for everyday computing needs, as well as mainstream gaming. Compared with the previous generation Intel® QLC 3D NAND SSD, the 670p offers improved performance, including 2X sequential read and a 20% endurance update. Tuned for low queue depth and mixed workloads to meet the demands of today’s most common computing needs, Intel’s newest client drive offers the right balance of performance, cost and power

Available today, the Intel SSD 670p’s thin M.2 80mm form factor is an ideal fit for thin-and-light notebooks and desktop PCs.

Why it Matters: Intel has been developing its QLC technology over the past decade to bring the performance and capacity needed to meet today’s PC storage needs, including top-of-the-line storage and the ability to efficiently manage high volumes of data. Intel’s QLC SSDs are built on floating gate technology — their data retention is a key competitive differentiator. The Intel SSD 670p’s new cell configuration results in high-capacity storage optimized for everyday computing needs at an affordable price and helps accelerate SSD adoption.

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The Small Print:

Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex.

Performance results are based on testing as of dates shown in configurations and may not reflect all publicly available updates.  See backup for configuration details.  No product or component can be absolutely secure.

Your costs and results may vary.

Intel technologies may require enabled hardware, software or service activation.

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Mobileye, Transdev ATS and Lohr Group To Develop AV Shuttles

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What’s New: Mobileye, an Intel Company; Transdev Autonomous Transport System (ATS), part of Transdev Group dedicated to autonomous mobility solutions; and Lohr Group, a mobility solutions manufacturer, have formed a strategic collaboration to develop and deploy autonomous shuttles. The companies are integrating Mobileye’s self-driving system into the i-Cristal electric shuttle, manufactured by Lohr Group, with plans to integrate it into public transportation services across the globe, starting in Europe.

“Our collaboration with Transdev ATS and Lohr Group serves to grow Mobileye’s global footprint as the autonomous vehicle (AV) technology partner of choice for pioneers in the transportation industry.”
–Johann Jungwirth, vice president of Mobility-as-a-Service at Mobileye

Why It Matters: By integrating the autonomous i-Cristal shuttle into Transdev’s existing mobility service networks, the companies aim to improve the efficiency and convenience of mass transportation solutions. Autonomous mobility can be woven into the fabric of transportation networks to distribute service when and where it’s needed, while also optimizing the fleets, lowering transportation costs and improving customer experiences.

How It Works: Over the next year, Mobileye will work with Transdev ATS and Lohr Group to integrate and deploy i-Cristal autonomous shuttles leveraging Mobileye’s AV technology, Transdev ATS’s technology and Lohr Group’s industrial expertise. The three companies will initially test vehicles on roadways in France and Israel, aiming to ready technology designs for production by 2022. The companies expect to deploy the self-driving i-Cristal shuttles in public transportation networks by 2023.

More About Mobileye’s Self-Driving System: Mobileye’s self-driving system is a turnkey AV solution that delivers safety via two core concepts: Mobileye’s formal Responsibility-Sensitive Safety model for the safety of the system’s decision-making, and a perception system featuring True Redundancy™ whereby two independent subsystems (cameras and radars+lidars) combine to enable robust perception. The self-driving system can also be deployed without geographical limitation thanks to Mobileye’s Road Experience Management™ AV mapping technology through which a proprietary, crowdsourced AV map of the global road network is created and then continuously and automatically updated using data gathered from mass-market advanced driver-assistance systems.

More Context: Read the full news release on Transdev’s website.

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About Mobileye
Mobileye is the global leader in the development of computer vision and machine learning, data analysis, localization and mapping for advanced driver-assistance systems and automated driving. Mobileye’s technology helps keep people safer on the road, reduces the risks of traffic accidents, saves lives and aims to revolutionize the driving experience by enabling autonomous driving. Mobileye’s proprietary software algorithms and EyeQ® chips perform detailed interpretations of the visual field in order to anticipate possible collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, animals, debris and other obstacles. Mobileye’s products are also able to detect roadway markings such as lanes, road boundaries, barriers and similar items; identify and read traffic signs, directional signs and traffic lights; create a RoadBook™ of localized drivable paths and visual landmarks using REM™; and provide mapping for autonomous driving. More information is available at newsroom.intel.com/autonomous.

About Transdev ATS
Transdev ATS is integrator of autonomous transport systems, including AV Supervision, autonomous vehicles and connected infrastructure. Transdev ATS also provides technologies and services to local operators and cities for autonomous mobility services day-to-day operations on a large scale. Transdev ATS is part of Transdev Group.

As an operator and global integrator of mobility, Transdev – The mobility company – gives people the freedom to move whenever and however they choose. We are proud to provide 11 million passenger trips everyday thanks to efficient, easy to use and environmentally friendly transportation services that connect people and communities. Our approach is rooted in long-term partnerships with businesses and public authorities, and in the relentless pursuit of the safest and most innovative mobility solutions. We are a team of people serving people, and mobility is what we do. Transdev is jointly held by Caisse des Dépôts Group (66%) and the Rethmann Group (34%). In 2019, with 85,000 employees in 18 countries, the Group generated total revenues of 7.4 billion euros. For more information: www.transdev.com.

About Lohr Group
Lohr Group is a mobility solution manufacturer designing, building and selling passenger and cargo transportation systems. Today its global industrial presence includes six factories on three continents, 2,000 employees and one R&D hub. Lohr maintains its position as the global leader in mixed vehicle carriers. It is also developing business in rail transport, and leads projects promoting sustainable mobility.

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Intel’s Thunderbolt Tech Turns 10

Produits Intel - mer, 24/02/2021 - 23:00

In 2011, computers were clogged with too many input/output (I/O) ports. There were USB ports for data; Ethernet ports for internet; and DisplayPort, HDMI and VGA ports for video. Despite being large enough to accommodate multiple ports, the computers still couldn’t keep up with users’ needs.

The solution? Intel launched Thunderbolt™ technology, which consolidated data, video and power on a single, small connector. Thunderbolt allowed users to move data quickly and confidently among connected smart devices – like PCs, docks, monitors, solid state drives, external hard drives and cameras – using that single connector. At the time, Thunderbolt boasted the ability to transfer a full-length, high-definition movie in less than 30 seconds and back up a full year of continuous MP3 music playback in just over 10 minutes.

Today’s Thunderbolt™ 4 has had a four-times increase in the overall bandwidth of the port from the original Thunderbolt. It can support two 4K displays, while charging a notebook at the same time. It has moved to an even smaller USB Type-C® connector to allow for thinner-and-lighter notebooks and single-cable docking. Thunderbolt has blossomed into an industry standard, integrated into Intel CPUs, and its protocol contributed as the USB4™ standard. It is now required on Intel Evo and vPro laptops, and is supported across all leading computer operating systems, including, coming soon for the first time, Chrome devices.

“Thunderbolt’s simplicity, reliability, and performance are important whether you are working or learning at home, or you are creating content or you are a gamer. You can do all of those things with a single Thunderbolt connection,” said Jason Ziller, general manager, Client Connectivity Division at Intel.

Thunderbolt is among the seminal technologies to be successfully commercialized born of Intel Labs, Intel’s research organization focused on the future of computing.

If a company is using the Thunderbolt name or logo, its product has passed a certification test that includes electrical and functional testing to make sure its device works the way it is supposed to. More than 1,000 computers and 1,000 accessories in many different categories have been Thunderbolt-certified, showing the breadth of its adoption across the industry.

“Intel looks forward to continuing to work with the industry on innovation and adoption of Thunderbolt,” said Ziller. “We expect Thunderbolt will keep up with monitors as we look to 8K and 16K, external SSDs that are nearly doubling in speed every year, and much more.”

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Intel IT: Accelerating Intel’s Future

Produits Intel - mar, 23/02/2021 - 18:00


What’s New: The newly released 2020-2021 Intel Information Technology (IT) Annual Performance Report highlights how Intel’s IT team aided the company as it faced the unprecedented challenges of 2020. Amid Intel’s transformation for a new era of distributed intelligence, Intel IT accelerated its efforts to integrate innovative solutions with emerging technologies into Intel’s business. This ensured Intel could continue to manufacture the essential technology solutions that customers were counting on during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In 2020, we learned the importance of a digital-first business, how to move fast under fire and that the way we work has forever changed. Going forward, we have an opportunity to build a culture that maintains that same sense of urgency and acceleration to deliver greater value for Intel and our customers.”
–Archana Deskus, Intel senior vice president and chief information officer

What Happened: Intel’s IT team played a critical role by ensuring the company’s operations could continue uninterrupted and meet customer demand, while keeping employees safe. The report highlights how it happened, including:

  • A 72-hour transition to support 100,000 remote workers.
  • Development of a hardware and software platform for technicians to monitor and control critical factory operations from home.
  • Deployment of augmented reality technology throughout Intel factories to facilitate social distancing and reduce the need to travel.
  • Implementation of automation, remote collaboration and a “One Intel” mindset to reopen a manufacturing facility in 22 weeks — nearly 80% faster than normal.

Why It Mattered: In this era of rapid change, artificial intelligence (AI), 5G network transformation and the intelligent, autonomous edge are the three fastest growing opportunities for Intel and its customers. Intel IT is key in supporting the company’s digital transformation. For example:

  • AI algorithms helped improve factory yield by an extra 3.7 million units in 2020. The use of advanced analytics to process billions of data points per day enables engineers to extract information in seconds instead of hours.
  • Intelligent test execution management (ITEM) capability helps validation teams run the most efficient and cost-effective tests, resulting in faster time to market. ITEM reduced the number of required tests by 70% and Intel deployed it in 60 validation teams across the company.
  • The Sales AI Platform covers 2,500 sellers and 31,000 accounts. In 2020, Sales AI applications generated more than $168 million in revenue for Intel.

What’s Next: In 2020, IT-enabled solutions and services delivered $1.56 billion in business value to Intel. Looking ahead, Intel IT is part of the company’s task force that will shape how Intel operates in 2021 and beyond. A digital-first mindset will enable more flexible, personalized and immersive work environments that support different roles and power new levels of collaboration.

More Context: 2020-2021 Intel IT Annual Performance Report


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Intel, Google Cloud Aim to Advance 5G Networks, Edge Innovations

Produits Intel - mar, 23/02/2021 - 15:00

Intel and Google Cloud today announced a collaboration to develop telco cloud reference architectures and integrated solutions for communication service providers to accelerate 5G deployment across multiple network and edge locations. The partnership spans three main areas focused on:

  • Accelerating the ability of communications service providers to deploy their virtualized radio access network (RAN) and open RAN solutions with next-generation infrastructure and hardware.
  • Launching new lab environments to help communications service providers innovate for cloud native-based 5G networks.
  • Making it easier for communications service providers to deliver business applications to the network edge.

“Communications service providers can adopt cloud-native technologies to harness the potential of 5G both as a connectivity solution and as a business services platform to deliver applications to the network edge,” said Shailesh Shukla, vice president and general manager of networking at Google Cloud. “Expanding on our work with the telecommunications industry, we are excited to work with Intel to help customers plan, test and deploy the technology and infrastructure needed to accelerate the delivery of cloud-native 5G for consumer and enterprise use cases.”

This collaboration marks another important step forward in Intel’s journey to help transform the 5G network with a software-defined, agile and scalable infrastructure. The telco cloud reference architectures and integrated solutions from Intel and Google will help communications service providers further accelerate scalable network and edge deployment as they implement multicloud architectures. This is critical to achieving the full potential of 5G, edge and artificial intelligence across a range of industries, including retail, manufacturing and healthcare.

“The next wave of network transformation is fueled by 5G and is driving a rapid transition to cloud-native technologies. As communications service providers build out their 5G network infrastructure, our efforts with Google and the broader ecosystem will help them deliver agile, scalable solutions for emerging 5G and edge use cases,” said Dan Rodriguez, corporate vice president and general manager of the Network Platforms Group at Intel.

More information on use cases and the full news release can be found on Google’s website.

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People, Processes, Products Define Intel’s Security Strategy

Produits Intel - jeu, 18/02/2021 - 15:00
Martin G. Dixon
Intel fellow and Vice President, Intel Security Architecture and Engineering Group

By Martin G. Dixon

For more than 50 years, Intel has played a key role in shaping the future of computing and communications technologies that are the foundation of the world’s innovations. We strive to design, manufacture and sell the world’s most secure technology products. We also understand there is an intersection between innovation and security that requires a sense of trust.

Utilizing the breadth and scale of our reach is not something we take lightly. It takes commitment and a willingness to invest heavily in building systems that are resistant to emerging threats and to strategize for those that are not yet realized.

More: Security News at Intel

IDC expects worldwide security spending to reach $174.7 billion in 2024 with a compound annual growth rate of 8.1% over the 2020-2024 forecast period.1

Every year, even as the total investment in cybersecurity grows, vulnerabilities persist with an ever-increasing volume of threats to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data.

Security doesn’t just happen. At Intel, our success relies on the success of our customers, and it starts with us. We have a clear long-term strategy, and it boils down to our people, our processes and our products.

People

I am proud that many of the world’s greatest security experts are at Intel. These trusted leaders are embedded across every product group, from architects and designers to technologists and researchers, and help ensure we all operate with a security-first mindset.

It is our people who build new security capabilitiesprotect against evolving threats and co-engineer security solutions with our partners. Our products are highly complex, and we cannot anticipate the myriad ways in which they will be used nor how sophisticated third parties will seek to undermine their integrity. We work with skilled security researchers across the globe to identify, test and validate the security of Intel products through our Bug Bounty Program and academic programs, including the Side Channel Academic Program.

Beyond what we do for Intel, we also work with the broader community and contribute to industry standardsdiscussions and think tanks to accelerate industry-level progress in security. Our success depends on executing the best possible products, and for that, we must have a culture where individuals are heard and the best idea wins.

As Nilofer Merchant wrote in the Harvard Business Review, “Culture Trumps Strategy, Every Time.” It is this culture that helps ensure that everything we build is designed to deliver the highest performance and optimal protections.

Processes

As we consider who we are and what’s changing in the world, we prioritize innovation, execution, culture and impact. We established the Intel Security Architecture and Engineering Group to lead this effort.

The entirety of a product’s life needs to be secure, and our development practices stem from a security development lifecycle (SDL). Intel SDL is a robust set of processes that integrates security principles and privacy tenets into every step of product development, from concept to support. We take a holistic approach to SDL, customizing the process to address the highly integrated nature of hardware, firmware and software development. This helps to ensure the delivery of a trustworthy product that can be effectively supported from beginning to end of life.

Building security and privacy into products from concept to retirement is not only a strong development practice, but it is also essential to enable customers to truly unleash the power of their data.

Once products are released, we continue to support them and address vulnerabilities. Our SDL process is closely connected to the Intel Product Security Incident Response Team and our internal research efforts that contribute to ongoing security assurance for products both in development and in the field. We feed the learnings of vulnerabilities directly into the concept and architecture stages of our products — constantly learning as threats evolve.

In 2020, 92% of vulnerabilities addressed in our products were a direct result of the proactive investment in our processes. It is our processes that allow us to address threats in a manner that is both comprehensive and maintains high performance, while adapting to new classes of vulnerabilities.

Products

Security is a system-level property rooted in the silicon. Every component in the system — from software to silicon — needs to do its part to help keep data secure.

Today, billions of devices are interconnected and operate in increasingly diverse and complex environments requiring workloads to execute seamlessly between different architectures, with data moving through a multitude of hierarchies. To address these challenges, our product strategy focuses on three areas: foundational security, workload protection and software reliability.

We start with a solid foundation of security to build upon. Intel has delivered security engines being used more than a billion times worldwide. Our platforms have features such as Intel® OS Guard, BIOS Guard and Boot Guard, which help them start up correctly and verify that it is running as expected. These and other technologies are the building blocks that provide ways to verify trustworthiness of devices and data.

Once a platform has started correctly, the next step is to protect workloads. These workloads vary depending on the environment, and to help protect data that moves through them, we continue to build upon silicon-based control schemes that optimize security and performance in foundational technologies. One such example of this is the work Intel is doing to accelerate the use and performance of stronger cryptographic algorithms that encrypt data.

The primary way attackers get into systems continues to be through something they can scale — and that is software. Intel has a history of improving software reliability by building silicon enhancements realized through logic inside the processor. These architectural advancements can result in considerably less execution overhead compared to software-only implementations. A recent example of this work is the release of Intel® Control-flow Enforcement Technology, which helps find the weaknesses that lead to common malware attack methods that have been a challenge to mitigate with software alone.

Security solutions rooted in hardware provide the greatest opportunity to provide security assurance against current and future threats. Intel hardware, and the added assurance and security innovation it brings, helps to harden the layers of the computing stack.

Intel is shaping the future of computing and communications technologies that are the foundation of the world’s innovations. Our success relies on the success of our customers and it is through our ongoing commitment and investment that we earn our customers’ trust.

Martin G. Dixon is an Intel fellow and vice president in the Intel Security Architecture and Engineering Group at Intel Corporation.

1 IDC’s Worldwide Security Spending Guide, 2020V2, July 2020.

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Intel Pledges $5M to Develop HBCU Tech Law and Policy Center

Produits Intel - mer, 17/02/2021 - 15:00
A photo shows law school students at North Carolina Central University (NCCU). Intel has announced a donation of $5 million over the next five years to the historically Black university. NCCU’s School of Law will use the donation to create a new tech law and policy center. (Editor’s note: Photo was taken in 2017, before COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, students, faculty and staff are required to wear face coverings and take full health and safety precautions. Credit: North Carolina Central University)

What’s New: As part of its commitment to build a more equitable world, Intel will donate $5 million over the next five years to North Carolina Central University (NCCU), a historically Black college and university (HBCU), to create a new tech law and policy center. Steven R. Rodgers, Intel’s general counsel, will join the law school’s board of visitors to help direct additional resources and support for the law school. Allon Stabinsky, Intel’s senior vice president and chief deputy general counsel, and Rhonda Foxx, Intel’s leader of social equity policies and engagements, will join the center’s advisory board to help shape its certificate program and curriculum development and drive further Intel engagements.

“As a company and industry, we need to do better to ensure legal and policy jobs are available to all communities, because talent is everywhere but opportunity is not. At the beginning of this year, we began to hold our legal counsel accountable to the Intel Rule, which states we will not retain or use outside law firms in the U.S. that are below average on diversity. And now, through this partnership, we will hold ourselves accountable for extending the talent pipeline. Our investment in NCCU is only the beginning, and we will continue our efforts to provide more equitable access to tech, legal and policy careers.”
–Steven R. Rodgers, Intel’s general counsel

How It Helps: Intel will provide legal and strategic expertise, faculty training, summer internships and Intel mentors to both students and faculty members. Students will engage directly with Intel executives who will serve as guest lecturers and provide practical legal experiences, networking and mentorship. Intel’s goal is to prepare the next generation of corporate attorneys by giving them exposure to corporate law on day one of their law school journey. Two first-year law students from NCCU will also participate in a summer associate program with Intel.

Why It’s Important: The new center will give more access to diverse professionals in legal and policy fields. It will address discriminatory laws and public policies that create structural and systemic inequities. According to the American Bar Association, about 5% of lawyers in the U.S. are Black. Additionally, 80% of Black judges and 50% of Black lawyers come from HBCUs, making these schools critical to diversifying legal and policy professions and ensuring greater opportunity to underrepresented demographics.

Historically, HBCUs have trailed other institutions in federal funding and corporate engagement. There are over 100 HBCUs across the nation, and NCCU is one of only six with a law school. Extending tech opportunities to HCBU law schools on the East Coast and in southern states is key to enhancing educational and economic equity. North Carolina is home to the most HBCUs, and NCCU, based in Durham, N.C., is close to the Research Triangle Park, making it a prime university for this engagement.

About the Policy and Law Center: Intel will contribute $1 million annually for five years. The first year’s allocation is geared toward helping build a strong foundation for the center. Approximately $400,000 will support the recruitment and hiring of an executive director and key staff, as well as other startup costs for the center. An additional $500,000 will go to support an endowed professorship. Also, Intel will contribute $100,000 toward need-based scholarships to help students experiencing financial hardship.

More Context: Intel made a commitment to not stand on the sidelines in the fight against inequality. The company pledged $1 million to address social justice and racism. To further this commitment, it has created global social equity principles and established the law and policy center as part of its economic equity goals. Intel’s actions also build on the company’s recently announced 2030 goals and Global Impact Challenges that reinforce its commitment to making technology fully inclusive and expand digital readiness. Intel is committed to enabling technology and people to build a more responsible, inclusive and sustainable world. Social equity is core to this work. These values are an essential part of the company’s corporate mission to create world-changing technologies that enrich the lives of every person on Earth. Social equity efforts such as this will help embed these values into critical public policies that will accelerate diversity and inclusion in the industry.

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Pat Gelsinger’s Note to Intel Employees

Produits Intel - mar, 16/02/2021 - 17:30

Pat Gelsinger, who began as Intel’s chief executive officer on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, sent the following note to all Intel employees:

Hi team!

I am delighted to be writing to you today as the CEO of this iconic company. Since its birth more than 50 years ago, Intel has been an engine for innovation. It has also, in many ways, been part of my family. I often say I grew up in these hallways, fueled by ambition and faith in the power of technology to touch every human on the planet in every mode of life. Inspired by the leadership of Gordon Moore, Robert Noyce and Andy Grove, I’m excited to step into my dream job.

So here we are. Today, our industry is moving rapidly. Technology has never been more important for humanity than it is now. Everything is becoming digital, with four key superpowers – cloud, mobility fueled by 5G, artificial intelligence and the intelligent edge – set to transcend and transform the world. Intel is the only semiconductor company that has the depth and breadth of intelligent silicon, platform, software, architecture, design, manufacturing and scale that our customers need to capitalize on these opportunities and fuel their next-generation innovations.

More: Pat Gelsinger Becomes CEO of Intel

I am confident that we can be the world’s leading semiconductor company in a landscape of tremendous change and set a course for a new era of innovation and technological leadership. To seize this tremendous opportunity, we must focus on four priorities:

  • Be the leader in every category in which we compete. We must stay ahead of customer needs and become more agile in a very competitive market and prove the differentiated value of our products, our roadmap and our manufacturing capability.
  • Execute flawlessly to our commitments. Customers must be able to rely on Intel for their products and their strategies for the future. While we must set aggressive targets to regain share and leadership, they must also be achievable and done with the highest quality.
  • Passionately innovate with boldness and speed. We will be a fountain for continuous innovation in the industry through our unmatched IP, engineering talent and research into new next-generation computing architectures.
  • Reignite our culture to attract and motivate the best engineers and technologists on the planet. Intel must be the place where the best talent in the world can fulfill their dreams. We need to untether our enormous energy and potential for our business with a vibrant, inclusive and open culture. We need to bring back some of the Groveian disciplines for direct, transparent and data-driven decisions and accountability.

I’m thrilled and honored to be working with this incredibly talented global team, and I look forward to engaging with all of you. I’ve already been working to get up to speed on the business and will continue to prioritize much of my time over the coming weeks to listen and learn. You can expect frequent, ongoing updates from me along the way.

I know Intel’s best days are in front of us. Let’s get started.

— Pat

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Pat Gelsinger Becomes CEO of Intel

Produits Intel - lun, 15/02/2021 - 15:00


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Today marks Intel’s official CEO transition as Pat Gelsinger becomes the company’s eighth chief executive officer in its history. Gelsinger is an accomplished CEO and industry veteran with more than four decades of technology and leadership experience – including 30 years at Intel, where he began his career.

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Gelsinger shared his thoughts on returning to lead the company, saying:

“As the incoming CEO, I am just really thrilled that we have the opportunity to take this great icon of a company, this company that has been crucial to every aspect of technology, and have it be that leader again into the future. Because I believe that Intel has a treasure trove of technologists, of technology, and ultimately its core DNA is being that technology leader for the future. I’m just thrilled as a technologist, as a geek at heart, to be able to be in that leadership role to help bring the passions, the history, the opportunity of this great company forward as never before. Our best days are in front of us.”

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Demetics Protects AI-Based Medical Innovation with Intel SGX

Produits Intel - jeu, 11/02/2021 - 18:00

What’s New: Demetics Medical Technology Co. Ltd. is using Intel® Software Guard Extension (Intel® SGX) and Intel® oneAPI Math Kernel Library (oneMKL) to protect its medical artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and intellectual property (IP) in medical devices at the edge. A pioneer in China of AI-based ultrasonography, Demetics accelerated adoption of DE-Light, its independently developed deep-learning framework that has shown outstanding performance and improved the accuracy of thyroid nodule detection under an open source framework by 30% to 40%.1

“Due to the nature of the medical industry, some artificial intelligence vendors have to deploy their solutions on the client side. Therefore, protecting the core intellectual property of manufacturers’ AI models has become an urgent need. The trusted execution environment technology based on Intel SGX technology has become the most cost-effective and ultimate solution for runtime protection. With the support of Intel, they [Demetics] strategically apply SGX technology to a series of AI products, including its ultrasonic AI products, greatly enhancing its market competitiveness and innovation capabilities.”
–Yali Liang, Intel vice president in the Sales, Marketing and Communications Group and general manager of PRC Business Consumption

Why It Matters: Ultrasonic imaging diagnosis and analysis are widely used and an important part of current healthcare diagnosis and treatment; however, imaging examination depends heavily on manual analysis and can be inefficient.

One of AI’s greatest values in medicine is its quick analysis of a large amount of data and its ability to obtain accurate results. By using intelligent imaging diagnostics, AI technology in diagnosis and analysis can help medical institutions accelerate detection and treatment. Doctors can improve the efficiency of film reading, reduce the probability of misdiagnosis and obtain diagnostic assistance, while patients can receive more accurate diagnoses and personalized treatment recommendations.

Demetics has successfully deployed AI medical application products in more than 400 hospitals across China, and it plans to deploy in more than 1,000 hospitals in the coming year.

How It Works: Demetics launched the AI-SONIC™ computer-aided diagnosis system for ultrasonic imaging and also developed several other AI products that use Intel SGX to protect algorithms. In the ultrasonic AI model solution, to ensure that the algorithm in Intel SGX can make full use of the computing power of Intel® processors, the project team, with the help of the Intel® C++ Compiler, manually optimized the core calculation of the algorithm floating-point matrix multiplication modeled on oneMKL.

AI-powered ultrasonic model protection solution based on Intel architecture.
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oneMKL is a highly optimized and parallel library of mathematical functions for Intel and its compatible processors. In different operating environments, oneMKL can automatically run runtime processor detection and specifically optimized programs on different processors, thus enabling better performance across all its processors. Intel® oneAPI Math Kernel Library (oneMKL) and Intel® oneAPI Deep Neural Network Library (oneDNN) provide underlying support for commonly used deep learning frameworks and numerous self-developed AI applications.

Intel SGX is a set of instructions that increase the security of application code and data, offering them more protection from disclosure or modification. Developers can partition sensitive information into a hardware-based trusted execution environment (TEE) or enclave — an area of memory with a higher level of security protection. The technology helps ensure the root of trust is limited to a small portion of the central processing unit’s hardware, better protecting the confidentiality and integrity of code and data.

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The Small Print:

1 The test results are quoted from internal evaluation of Demetics. For more details, please contact Demetics.

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11th Gen H35 Processors: Fastest Single-Threaded Laptop Performance

Produits Intel - jeu, 04/02/2021 - 21:00


The 11th Gen Intel® Core™ H35 processors, the newest of Intel’s H-series processors, are designed for ultraportable gaming on laptops. Packed with incredible gaming performance in an ultraportable form factor, the processors balance mobility and enthusiast-level gaming. The 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11375H Special Edition headlines the new H35 processors, and utilizes Intel® Turbo Boost Max 3.0 to deliver up to 5GHz Turbo frequencies.

Up to 5GHz: The 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11375H Special Edition delivers the fastest single-threaded performance of any laptop processor and is matched only by the 10th Gen Intel Core i9-10980HK.1

Game Anywhere: 11th Gen Intel Core H35 processors enable enthusiast level gaming on the go. Users can play a majority of popular esports and AAA games in full high definition at high settings with the 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11375H Special Edition processor.2

In addition, with the 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11375H Special Edition processor, popular games can be played in 4K resolution at high settings.3

Driving Innovation: Intel continues to drive form factor innovation with the top OEMs to develop and co-engineer the best performing ultraportable systems for gaming.

The 11th Gen Intel Core H35 processors for ultraportable gaming feature up to 5GHz speeds, 4 cores and 8 threads. Acer, ASUS and MSI have announced new systems, with more than 40 designs launching this year.

At just 17.9 mm thin, the new generation of the Acer Predator Triton 300 SE allows users to play the latest games on the go. It features the 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11375 Special Edition processor that reaches up to 5 GHz for blisteringly fast performance. (Credit: Acer) The all-new ASUS TUF Dash F15 puts powerful gaming in a super-slim chassis with the latest 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11375H Special Edition processor. At 19.9 mm thin and with up to 16.6 hours of battery life, it’s light enough to carry into action anywhere. (Credit: ASUS) The new MSI Stealth 15M is the thinnest and lightest 15-inch gaming laptop. Powered by the latest 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, it perfectly balances portability and performance. New-generation PCI Express Gen 4, Thunderbolt™ 4 technology and the new Cooler Boost 5 with 0.1 mm thin fan blades help gamers and busy professionals easily speed through games and daily tasks. (Credit: MSI)

Intel does not control or audit third-party data.  You should consult other sources to evaluate accuracy.

1 Source: Intel Corporation; AMD estimates based on measurements on OEM platforms, Intel estimates based on measurements on Intel internal reference platforms. See http://www.spec.org  for more information about SPEC CPU2017. For workloads and configurations visit www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex . Results may vary.

2 As measured by playability (more than 60 FPS) across 16 demanding Esport & AAA games on 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11375H Processor. For workloads and configurations visit www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex . Results may vary.

3 As measured by playability (more than 60 FPS) across 3 popular Games on 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11375H Processor. For workloads and configurations visit www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex . Results may vary.

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Intel Embree Wins Academy Scientific and Technical Award

Produits Intel - mar, 02/02/2021 - 21:00

What’s New: Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded the Intel® Embree ray tracing library, a component of the Intel® oneAPI Rendering Toolkit, a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award. The Academy, who hosts the annual Academy Awards®, recognizes Intel Embree’s industry-leading ray tracing for geometric rendering as a contributing innovation in the moviemaking process.

“The Intel Embree team continues to push the envelope on rendering and ray tracing while delivering benefits to visual storytellers around the world. This award is a timely recognition for the passion and persistence of this team. We look forward to bringing more visual computing breakthroughs with our upcoming XPU platforms with Xe architecture.”
–Raja Koduri, Intel senior vice president, chief architect and general manager of Architecture, Graphics and Software

About Intel Embree: Ray tracing methods combine the physics of light with 3D objects and their surface materials to generate lifelike images, including mathematically correct reflections, refraction, shadows and more. Rendering developers, graphics application engineers and content creators use Intel Embree to deliver high-performance, high-fidelity visual experiences.

Intel Embree’s production-ready capabilities allow creators to inject photorealism through premier, realistic lighting effects, such as reflections and shadows on hair, fur, mirrors or any object; complex motion blur for multiple moving objects like vehicles, propellers and birds; and complex geometries like ray-oriented disks, spheres and normal-oriented disks to render particle effects such as sand and foam. This is in addition to other features, such as multi-level instancing to render complex scenes.

Why It Matters: Intel Embree helps developers optimize rendering applications on existing hardware to utilize advanced technologies such as Intel® SIMD and Intel® AVX-512 on Intel® Xeon® and Core™ processors and emerging Intel® XPU platforms, such as Intel Xe architecture (GPUs). Customers achieve real-time performance, fast render cycles, cost-efficient production and memory savings — more time spent on quality rendering and less time on compute.

“We are humbled and honored to receive this award. It is a wonderful acknowledgement of our efforts to deliver open software technology, cleverly utilizing ever-improving computing platforms, to unbridle creativity taking motion pictures and animation to amazing levels of visual impact in storytelling,” said Jim Jeffers, senior principal engineer and senior director of Advanced Rendering and Visualization Architecture at Intel. “Intel Embree is the culmination of many years of research, industry collaboration and software development — playing a pivotal role in greatly enhancing visual experiences with photo-realistic content.”

How Customers Use Intel Embree and oneAPI Rendering Toolkit: Intel Embree is widely used in movie studio rendering pipelines. Its ray tracing capabilities include studio photorealistic visual effects, animated films, scientific visualization, 3D product and architectural design, and gaming visuals such as terrain and shadows. The open source library is also integrated into many popular industry rendering tools, such as Blender, Chaos Group’s V-Ray, DreamWorks Animation’s MoonRay, Kitware’s ParaView, Corona Render, Maxon Cinema 4D and Cinebench, and others.

Movies where Intel Embree was used to deliver stunning visuals include:

  • “Bumblebee” — Allspark Pictures, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Tencent Pictures Platinum Dunes, Paramount Pictures, using Chaos Group V-Ray
  • “Cyberpunk 2077” — Goodbye Kansas Studios using Chaos Group V-Ray
  • “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” — DreamWorks Animation using MoonRay
  • “Lego Batman” — Animal Logic using Glimpse
  • “Manou the Swift” — Luxx Studios using Chaos Group V-Ray
  • “Next Gen” — Baozou in association With Tangent Studios using Blender; Media courtesy of NETFLIX Inc.
  • “Peter Rabbit” — Animal Logic using Glimpse
  • “Secret Life of Pets 2” — Illumination Entertainment using the Illumination Mac Guff renderer
  • “Spider-Man, Far from Home” — Sony Pictures using Framestore Freak
  • “Spring” — Blender Animation using Blender
  • Thanos from “Avengers: Infinity War” — Marvel Studios, Digital Domain, using Chaos Group V-Ray
  • “The Grinch” — Illumination Entertainment using the Illumination Mac Guff renderer
  • “Trolls” — DreamWorks Animation using MoonRay

About the Award: The Scientific and Technical Awards were introduced in 1931 to recognize the achievements of pioneers and science and technology’s critical role in advancing motion picture production. The Academy will honor 17 scientific and technical achievements in a virtual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021; the ceremony will be available on the Oscars® website at 1 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

What’s Next: The open source Intel oneAPI Rendering Toolkit enables high-fidelity visual expression and will expand from professional studios to individual home content creators and small businesses. Download the Rendering Toolkit or use in the Intel® DevCloud for free.

More Context: ‘No pixel left behind’: New Era of High-fidelity Graphics & Visualization (VentureBeat) | Ray Tracing: One Size Does NOT Fit All (EE Design) | Tangent Studios Shares How Intel Helps Accelerate Rendering (Video) | Innovation Showcase Using Intel® oneAPI Rendering Toolkit (Video)

Related Event: Creative Storytelling in a Blender: How Tangent Studios Creates Production Quality Rendering (March 17 Webinar)

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Intel and Google Cloud Team with All of Us Research Program

Produits Intel - mar, 02/02/2021 - 16:00
Intel today joins the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program to improve population health by making biomedical data from underrepresented groups available to COVID-19 researchers nationwide via the Researcher Workbench. (Credit: NIH All of Us Research Program)

What’s New: Intel today joins the National Institutes of Health (NIH) All of Us Research Program in its historic effort to improve population health by making biomedical data from underrepresented groups available to COVID-19 researchers nationwide via the Researcher Workbench. With a goal of recruiting 1 million U.S. participants from different backgrounds, All of Us is on track to build the most diverse health database of its kind and become one of the largest health research efforts in U.S. history.

“The ability to manage, analyze and share data at scale will be critical in this effort to deliver equitable and effective care during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. We are proud to support this important effort in partnership with All of Us and Intel.”
–Mike Daniels, vice president of Global Public Sector at Google Cloud

Why It Matters: Driven by the belief that diversity is key to accelerating health research and better understanding health disparities, the All of Us Research Program aims to enable thousands of studies on a wide range of diseases, including COVID-19. The program’s Researcher Workbench data repository will help researchers learn more about the impact of individual differences in lifestyle, socioeconomic, environment and biologic characteristics in order to advance precision diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

“All of Us is dedicated to serving a diverse body of researchers who can come together to tackle our most pressing health challenges,” said Chris Lunt, the chief technology officer of the NIH All of Us Research Program. “We appreciate Intel’s contribution of research credits and Google Cloud’s computing power to enable novel analysis of our dataset to drive greater understanding of COVID-19.”

To date, the program has enrolled more than 366,000 participants and received more than 279,000 biosamples for genomic sequencing, as well as amassed data from more than 233,000 electronic health records (EHRs) and more than 1.34 million completed surveys.

How the Program Works: Already, 80% of participants who completed early steps of the program are from underrepresented groups, including racial and ethnic minorities, those with an annual household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and those who have a cognitive or physical disability, to name a few. Participants are asked to answer health questionnaires, provide access to EHRs, give physical measurements, and agree to collection and analysis of biospecimens for genomic assessment.

To speed COVID-19 research, the program is prioritizing performing assays of serum collected between January 2020 and March 2020 to detect antibodies; collecting electronic health data from participants, including those who have tested or are presumed positive for COVID-19; and collecting data from recurring surveys about participants’ experiences during the pandemic. This biomedical data will be made broadly accessible to researchers through the Researcher Workbench, hosted on Google Cloud and powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors. To assist in this effort, Intel is funding compute credits to support data curation and research projects to speed COVID-19 discovery and treatment.

“We are excited to join Google and All of Us in offering compute for analyzing the most diverse health database in the world,” said Prashant Shah, global head of artificial intelligence for Health and Life Sciences at Intel. “The collection and availability of this data is essential to speed scientific research and discovery to not only fight COVID-19, but to also address health disparities in medical research for years to come.”

About Intel’s Healthcare and COVID-19 Response: Intel is committed to accelerating access to technology that can combat the current pandemic and enable scientific discovery that better prepares our world for future crises. Support for NIH’s All of Us Research Program was provided in part by Intel’s Pandemic Response Technology Initiative.

More Context: Information about healthcare solutions from Intel | Information about Intel’s COVID-19 response

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Intel Appoints Sunil Shenoy as Senior Vice President of Design Engineering Group

Produits Intel - mer, 27/01/2021 - 22:05

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 27, 2021 – Intel Corporation today announced the appointment of Sunil Shenoy as senior vice president and general manager of the Design Engineering Group, effective Feb. 1. Shenoy, a 33-year Intel veteran who departed in 2014, returns to the company to lead the critical work of design, development, validation and manufacturing of intellectual properties and system-on-chips (SoC) for client and data center applications. Shenoy will report to current CEO Bob Swan until Feb. 15, after which he will report to incoming CEO Pat Gelsinger.

“Sunil is a proven engineering leader who has deep experience in microprocessor and SoC design and R&D,” said Swan. “His experience inside and outside of Intel will enable him to combine the best of Intel culture with an entrepreneurial spirit and fresh perspective as we work to strengthen the company’s technical leadership team and to coach and develop a new generation of technical talent.”

Most recently, Shenoy was senior vice president and general manager of RISC-V at SiFive, an Intel Capital portfolio company working to commercialize the RISC-V open architecture. At SiFive, Shenoy helped build the engineering team. In his prior years at Intel, Shenoy was corporate vice president in charge of Intel’s Platform Engineering Group, responsible for microprocessor and SoC design across Intel’s product groups. He also led Intel’s Visual and Parallel Computing Group and server and PC silicon development R&D and engineering, among other responsibilities.

Shenoy graduated from Syracuse University with a master’s degree in computer engineering; he has an MBA from the University of Oregon. He holds 16 patents in computer and microprocessor technology.

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Intel Invests Additional $475 Million in Vietnam

Produits Intel - mer, 27/01/2021 - 03:00
In January 2021, Intel Corporation announces that a further investment of $475 million in Intel Products Vietnam. The new investment is in addition to Intel’s $1 billion investment to build a state-of-the-art chip assembly and test manufacturing facility in Saigon Hi-Tech Park, first announced in 2006. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
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What’s New: Intel Corporation today announced it has invested a further US$475 million in Intel Products Vietnam (IPV). This new investment is in addition to Intel’s US$1 billion investment to build a state-of-the-art chip assembly and test manufacturing facility in Saigon Hi-Tech Park (SHTP), first announced in 2006. This takes Intel’s total investment in its Vietnam facility to US$1.5 billion.

“As of the end of 2020, Intel Products Vietnam has shipped more than 2 billion units to customers worldwide. We’re very proud of this milestone, which shows both how important IPV is to helping Intel meet the needs of its customers all around the world, and why we continue to invest in our facilities and team here in Vietnam.”
–Kim Huat Ooi, vice president of Manufacturing and Operations and general manager of Intel Products Vietnam Co. Ltd.

Why It Matters: Intel Products Vietnam is an important part of Intel’s worldwide manufacturing presence. As Intel redefines its position in the industry from a CPU to a multi-architecture XPU company, IPV will continue to diversify and improve its local operations so that it can take on more complex technologies and new products to enable Intel to tap new market opportunities.

At the awarding ceremony of the Amended Investment Registration Certificate – Phase 1 Investment Expansion, Nguyen Anh Thi, president of Saigon Hi-Tech Park said, “We highly appreciate the expanded investment of Intel Vietnam, especially in the challenge of COVID pandemic, when most local and FDIs have been impacted. The increased investment decision from Intel means a great deal to us and proves Intel’s great confidence in the local workforce and the stable investment environment in Vietnam, HCMC and SHTP, in particular. We will continuously provide our best support to Intel operations and look forward to welcoming more U.S. investors, and consider Intel’s expansion and new investment in Vietnam, particularly in SHTP, as a great success story.”

More about Intel’s Investments: Intel’s additional investment of US$475 million was made between June 2019 and December 2020, and helped enhance manufacturing of Intel’s 5G products, Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Hybrid Technology and 10th Gen Intel Core processors.

About Intel’s Role in Vietnam: IPV is the largest assembly and test manufacturing facility in the Intel assembly and test network. It has more than 2,700 employees and serves customers around the world. IPV is one of 10 manufacturing sites that Intel has globally and remains the largest U.S. high-tech investment in Vietnam.

More Context: Manufacturing News at Intel

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Moovit Releases Its 2020 Global Public Transport Report

Produits Intel - mar, 26/01/2021 - 17:00

Moovit, an Intel company, a leading mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) solutions provider and creator of the No. 1 urban mobility app, today launched its 2020 Global Public Transport Report. The annual report brings together data analysis from tens of millions of trip requests performed by Moovit app users with user research in 104 cities across 28 countries. The result is a comprehensive breakdown of how people moved around their cities last year, including COVID-19’s harsh blow on public and shared transportation usage. It offers transportation agencies and municipalities the ability to gain insights into what riders need to feel safe.

Moovit’s millions of app users around the world make it uniquely positioned to provide behavioral mobility insights that answer the many questions about transportation usage, especially as it has been impacted by COVID-19.

Data revealed in the 2020 Global Public Transport Report indicates that public and shared transportation riders are open to new transit options that are considered safe and convenient, such as future robotaxi services. To fulfill its shared MaaS vision, Mobileye, a leader in autonomous vehicle technology and Moovit’s sister company, plans to harness Moovit’s mobility behavioral insight to offer autonomous MaaS in key markets globally. Together, Moovit’s urban mobility app used by millions and deep understanding of mobility patterns will enable Mobileye to begin offering robotaxi services, both as standalone and in partnership with transit operators in 2022.

Moovit’s 2020 report includes two new categories: COVID-19 impact on public transit usage, and mobile payment demand for mass transit rides. Additional report metrics include the duration of a one-way public transit commute, wait time at stops/stations, walking distance as part of a one-way commute, number of transfers, total trip distance, rider feedback, plus micro-mobility (bike and scooter) usage frequency, including why it’s used and barriers to adoption.

“We’re living in a time where data is more important than ever before,” said Yovav Meydad, Moovit’s chief growth and marketing officer. “Especially in the public transportation industry, big data can help cities and transit agencies gain insights into what riders need in order to increase mass transit use. We’re excited to release our annual Global Public Transport Report, which includes insights from riders themselves on what they need in order to feel safe riding public transportation. This report is a great tool for transit agencies, operators and municipalities to learn about the services they can offer to fill in the gaps and keep their city running.”

The report includes findings from Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York-New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue and Washington, D.C.-Baltimore metropolitan areas. It also features data from major cities in the Americas, Asia and Europe, including London, Paris, Barcelona, Singapore, São Paulo, Sydney and others.

The Global Public Transit Report revealed the following insights:

  • Specifically due to COVID-19, 39% of American transit riders want to know how crowded a public transportation vehicle is before they board.
  • Attributed significantly to stay-at-home orders, almost 50% of American transit riders are using public transportation less frequently or not at all.
  • In the U.S., 46% of riders most likely or definitely want mobile payment methods for a safer mass transit journey.
    • However, NYC has the highest COVID-19 related deaths among all U.S. cities, yet 44% of New Yorkers are not interested in mobile payments for public transit.
  • For the second year in a row, Miamians endured the longest public transit commute durations, while Pittsburgh riders enjoyed the shortest.
  • In Los Angeles, 30% of riders wait at stops and stations for more than 20 minutes during a one-way commute — the worst in North America.

For those interested in exploring and comparing the data in major global cities around the world, Moovit’s 2020 Global Public Transport Report can be viewed on the Moovit website.

More: Moovit Unveils its 2020 Global Public Transport Report | Autonomous Driving/Mobileye (Press Kit)


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About Moovit

Moovit (www.moovit.com), an Intel company, is a leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions provider and the creator of the #1 urban mobility app. Moovit was acquired by Intel in 2020 to join forces with Mobileye and advance its MaaS strategy. Together, Moovit and Mobileye will accelerate the global adoption of autonomous transportation.

Moovit’s iOS, Android and Web apps guide people in getting around town effectively and conveniently, using any mode of transport. Introduced in 2012 it now serves over 950 million users in more than 3,400 cities across 112 countries.

Moovit amasses up to six billion anonymous data points a day to add to the world’s largest repository of transit and urban mobility data. For governments, cities, transit agencies, and private companies, Moovit offers AI-powered MaaS solutions covering planning, operations, and optimization with proven value in reducing congestion, growing ridership, and increasing efficiency and asset utilization. Industry leaders such as Microsoft, Uber, and Cubic have partnered with Moovit to power their mobility offerings.

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