Just as Intel begins pumping out next generation chip designs using energy efficient 45nm transistors, it’s vital that all of today’s and future software programs can run smoothly and harness the potential performance of these new processors.That’s the “port of choice” mission of Renee James, the orchestrator of Intel’s Software and Solutions Group. Renee and her team are working hard to create tools and engagement with software communities so that great software can be fitted to harness the full potential of future chips. On Day Three (Thursday) of the Intel Developer Forum, she gave the first ever Software and Solutions keynote. In this keynote audio highlights Podcast she talks about Moblin.org, a new community site that hosts the Mobile & Internet Linux Project, an “umbrella, open source project” for mobile Internet devices (MID). Another community, lesswatts.org, is a developer community for reducing power consumption that’s supported by Oracle. Rather than being “about marketing,” lesswatts.org is about “creating a community around saving power on Linux, bringing developers, users, and system admins together to share software, optimizations and tips and tricks. Renee also points to “whatif.intel.com“, an Intel initiative that encourages communities to weigh in on the software development process, providing resources like, at the moment, an Integrated Debugger for Java/JNI Environments, for example. She has a fast moving, risk-taking, eyes wide open, crazy smart team. They’re teaching folks inside Intel how to use social media and they know how to have fun. Aaron Tersteeg and Ylian Saint-hilaire were hard at work sharing software wisdom at IDF. More about the Intel Software Community.
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