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Primeur weekly 2011-10-03

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The perfect data manager ...

The Cloud

Cloud computing - current scenario, trends & key players, according to ReportsnReports ...

ROLF Group signs with HP to move technology infrastructure into the Cloud ...

IBM expands business partner initiative with new Cloud channel offering ...

Red Lambda's MetaGrid software transforms security and operations for customers with big data IT, network and Cloud infrastructures ...

Desktop Grids

Desktop Grid middleware XtremWeb-HEP 7.6.0 released ...

EuroFlash

Bull launches its new mainframe family gcos 7 systems leveraging Extreme Computing technologies ...

Airbus completes data centre transformation with HP PODs ...

"Efficient use of GPU-accelerators to solve large problems" contest third tage starts ...

Unique supercomputer complex presentation held at the Tomsk State University ...

T-Platforms Company has become a Top50 leader in the Russian supercomputer list ...

USFlash

Scientists release most accurate simulation of the universe to date ...

Mongolia's National Agency of Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring orders a Cray XE6m supercomputer ...

How graphene's electrical properties can be tuned ...

Japan's KEK Research and IBM agree to develop powerful KEK central computer system ...

Intel Labs announces latest Science and Technology Center focused on next generation of pervasive computing ...

U.S. Department of Energy selects NetApp as the storage foundation for one of the world's most powerful supercomputers ...

Oracle achieves world record result with SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark ...

Canon and Oracle join forces to integrate Canon's imaging technologies with Oracle ...

Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management running with Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud demonstrates extreme performance in processing data from smart meters ...

Oracle announces Hybrid Columnar Compression support for ZFS Storage Appliances and Pillar Axiom Storage Systems ...

Oracle unveils the world's fastest general purpose engineered system - the SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 ...

Oracle launches next generation SPARC T4 servers ...

Oracle's SPARC T4 servers deliver record-breaking performance results ...

SDSC and SDSU share in $4.6 million NSF grant to simulate earthquake faults ...

Stampede charges computational science forward in tackling complex societal challenges ...

Intel Labs announces latest Science and Technology Center focused on next generation of pervasive computing

26 Sep 2011 Santa Clara - The newest Intel Science and Technology Center (ISTC) will focus on delivering technologies that offer a richer, more personalized experience to consumers of the future. By creating and funding an ecosystem of leading researchers in the field and providing a collaborative environment, Intel Corporation and its partners' goal is to accelerate the development of next-generation technologies capable of continuously learning and adapting to consumers' needs.

The new Intel ISTC for pervasive computing is the fifth centre to open this year and underscores Intel's commitment to establishing and funding the collaboration of university research to fuel innovation in key areas. Earlier this year Intel announced ISTCs for visual computing, secure computing, Cloud computing and embedded computing.

"The next generation of pervasive computing systems will continuously learn environments, objects, schedules and preferences of their users", stated Limor Fix, Intel's director of academic programmes and research. "These future apps will be capable of supporting complex tasks such as cooking a soufflé or building a complicated piece of furniture. Consumers will have a far richer experience than the technologies of today can offer and will be able to spend far more time achieving their goals than figuring out how to make the technology work."

The ISTC for pervasive computing research will focus on developing applications that are organized into the following themes: low-power sensing and communication; understanding human state and activities; and personalization and adaptation. To ensure the trustworthiness and security of the systems involved and to safeguard privacy, researchers who focus on these challenges will be involved in all of the centre's projects. The centre will explore task spaces that interact seamlessly with users by combining multiple cues such as a person's context, gestures and voice, and that provide assistance through multiple output modes such as audio and projected imagery. Ultimately, future systems will support applications that have much deeper awareness of users and their activities, context and goals. They will be able to learn and adapt continuously to consumer habits, routines and preferences.

Research at the new ISTC will center largely on developing new algorithms to extract complex context and activity information from sensor data. For instance, the algorithms will not only sense that someone is in the kitchen but that the person is slicing ingredients for a particular recipe and whether the cuts are too thick for the recipe being used.

Improving consumers' physical and emotional wellbeing, assisting in the co-ordination of busy lives and enhancing the home functionality are high-value application areas. The ISTC for pervasive computing will develop three concept applications:

  • Mobile Health and Wellbeing: To improve physical and emotional wellbeing, the centre will explore developing technologies to help consumers identify, manage and reduce stress and anxiety in their daily lives. Researchers aim to develop mobile systems that can understand the complex context of their users' lives - both in and outside the home - and learn about their routines, interactions and stressors.
  • Family Coordination System: Building a smart home system that can learn, recognize and track the everyday activities of all members of the family. The system will track activities at different levels and use activity information to assist families in planning.
  • Task Space, Smart Kitchen: A demo space that illustrates how pervasive computing can help with physical tasks that don't typically involve a computer - cooking a complex recipe or building a piece of furniture, for instance.
With the University of Washington operating as the hub, the ISTC for pervasive computing combines researchers from six U.S. research universities including Georgia Institute of Technology, Cornell University, University of Rochester, UCLA and Stanford University. The ISTC for pervasive computing is co-led by Dieter Fox, associate professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, and Anthony LaMarca, a senior scientist at Intel.
Source: Intel

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-10-03

Special

The perfect data manager ...

The Cloud

Cloud computing - current scenario, trends & key players, according to ReportsnReports ...

ROLF Group signs with HP to move technology infrastructure into the Cloud ...

IBM expands business partner initiative with new Cloud channel offering ...

Red Lambda's MetaGrid software transforms security and operations for customers with big data IT, network and Cloud infrastructures ...

Desktop Grids

Desktop Grid middleware XtremWeb-HEP 7.6.0 released ...

EuroFlash

Bull launches its new mainframe family gcos 7 systems leveraging Extreme Computing technologies ...

Airbus completes data centre transformation with HP PODs ...

"Efficient use of GPU-accelerators to solve large problems" contest third tage starts ...

Unique supercomputer complex presentation held at the Tomsk State University ...

T-Platforms Company has become a Top50 leader in the Russian supercomputer list ...

USFlash

Scientists release most accurate simulation of the universe to date ...

Mongolia's National Agency of Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring orders a Cray XE6m supercomputer ...

How graphene's electrical properties can be tuned ...

Japan's KEK Research and IBM agree to develop powerful KEK central computer system ...

Intel Labs announces latest Science and Technology Center focused on next generation of pervasive computing ...

U.S. Department of Energy selects NetApp as the storage foundation for one of the world's most powerful supercomputers ...

Oracle achieves world record result with SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark ...

Canon and Oracle join forces to integrate Canon's imaging technologies with Oracle ...

Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management running with Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud demonstrates extreme performance in processing data from smart meters ...

Oracle announces Hybrid Columnar Compression support for ZFS Storage Appliances and Pillar Axiom Storage Systems ...

Oracle unveils the world's fastest general purpose engineered system - the SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 ...

Oracle launches next generation SPARC T4 servers ...

Oracle's SPARC T4 servers deliver record-breaking performance results ...

SDSC and SDSU share in $4.6 million NSF grant to simulate earthquake faults ...

Stampede charges computational science forward in tackling complex societal challenges ...