Recent Blog Posts

Intel Labs announces the formation of the Intel Strategic Research Alliance (ISRA) on energy-efficient security for SoC devices in Brazil

SoC-based devices are expected to proliferate significantly in the coming years. One well-known source projects the total number of Internet connected devices globally to reach 25 billion by 2015 and 50 billion by 2020. Securing SoC-based devices and their associated … Read more >

Disruptive technologies to unlock the power of Big Data

This week’s announcement by Intel that it’s expanding the availability of the Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop* software to the US market is seriously exciting for the employees of this semiconductor giant, especially researchers like me.  Why?  Why would I … Read more >

Moving massive data efficiently between chips

As more and more aspects of life become digital, humankind is evolving into a data society where information is king. Technology trends including social media, e-commerce, e-science, Big Data and Exascale Computing are driving a need to dramatically increase computational … Read more >

Transformable CPUs: Having your cake and eating it too

Chris Wilkerson is a senior staff research scientist at Intel Labs, Hillsboro, Oregon.  He is interested in all things technical, and has published papers on a number of micro-architectural topics including low voltage and power efficient CPU microarchitecture, and cache and … Read more >

Revealing the Earth (Intel Labs@SC12)

Satellite photography enables earth-mapping applications such as Google Earth to pull together vast amounts of imagery to provide high resolution views of the planet for a spectrum of personal, business, and government applications. However, satellites have two fundamental limitations: they … Read more >

A “Best Paper” on Big Data Signal Processing (Intel Labs@SC12)

It was just announced at the awards session at SC12 that Intel has won “best paper” for research into more efficient processing for a fundamental calculation in high performance computing, entitled “A Framework for Low-Communication 1-D FFT.” Numerous wave applications (e.g. … Read more >