Start planning your IDF experience here. Let the Technical Session Tracks summaries be your guide to select the right technical sessions for you.1
|Academia: Industry and University Collaborations (ACA)||Intel recognizes the importance of universities in their role of preparing the next generation of professionals and researchers for the ever-changing technology market. Join the sessions in this track, to hear how collaboration between universities and industry can create shared success by understanding the challenges and opportunities presented by emerging technologies. Topics explored include new opportunities such as: How our lives may be changed by open source strategy; Enabling high performance computing - improving large scale parallel applications and Research; and Mobility leadership – changes within our handhelds that ripple throughout our daily usage.|
|All-in-Ones (AIO)||A quiet revolution is sweeping through the desktop PC market. All-in-One PCs have experienced tremendous growth over the last few years. With sleek, stylish designs and enhanced capabilities such as touch and responsiveness, All-In-Ones are rapidly becoming the consumer-preferred desktop form factor. This track will provide a deep dive into the technical details and usages of both traditional AIO and new innovative adaptive AIO designs which enable tabletop computing experiences through portability and lay-flat usages. In addition, in-depth courses will highlight opportunities in both hardware and software innovations for developers and ecosystem partners.|
|Exploring the Technical Details of Intel® Next Generation Microarchitecture, Code Name Haswell (ARC)||Join this track to get details on the next generation Intel® microarchitectures, code name Haswell. Additionally there will be a session on the new Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX2).|
|Intel® Architecture: Providing a Foundation for Big Data (BIG)||Big data is now being accepted as the next growth area in the technology industry, and most enterprises have recognized the value of implementing analytics. But how do you extract insight from these analytics? In this track, we will discuss the architectural foundation of big data and chart how enterprises, technologists, and managers of “web-scale” data centers are coming together to form approaches for data analysis.|
|Cloud Computing: Innovating for Tomorrow's Data Center (CLD)||In this track, hear how Intel is enabling the open, enterprise ready cloud for the builders of the digital world. Hear about advancements in computing platforms, 10 Gigabit Ethernet networking, and next generation storage, which all provide greater security, efficiency, and data center simplification. Find out about the latest microserver developments including how microservers fit within the cloud computing continuum. Finally, get the latest from organizations such as the Open Data Center Alliance, as they chart the next generation of cloud computing requirements.|
|Extended Battery Life for Ultrabooks™ (EBL)||Ultrabooks™ and other mobile consumption devices continue to raise consumer expectations for battery life. Yet expectations for performance, increasing display resolution, and other features continue to put pressure on power consumption. The sessions in this track present solutions and methodologies for extending battery life through platform power reduction, system power management, software optimization, and implementation of power management guidelines for PCI Express*, USB, and SATA devices using interconnect bus extensions.|
|The Embedded Opportunity: Intelligent Systems and Communications (EMB)||How are you adapting your design and business strategy to ensure that all of your solutions deliver the intelligence needed for today's smart, connected world? What does the intelligent systems trend require of our communications infrastructure? Is there an efficient way to develop intelligent systems that meet the demands of both current and future applications? What do intelligent, seamless and life-enhancing solutions look like? Follow this track to hear from Intel® technology experts on harnessing the Intel® Intelligent Systems Technology and the new workload-consolidated Intel® platforms for communications infrastructure to deliver the intelligent, robust solutions needed to power our intelligent internet.
|Intel Labs: Innovating for the Future (FUT)||Researchers at Intel Labs are innovating today for the new and advanced compute experiences of tomorrow. Learn what our researchers are doing across the computing spectrum to create technology that is more secure, more efficient and highly adaptive to an ever-changing environment.|
|Graphics and Visual Computing (GRA)||Come hear about the next generation features and capabilities in Intel® HD Graphics that provide a great user experience for our customers. Technical sessions in the track include live demos on next generation Intel® Microarchitecture, code name Haswell, and will cover both hardware and software optimizations across gaming, media, and productivity applications. A variety of platforms will be covered including Ultrabooks™, mobile, desktop, workstations, and tablets. Sessions include third party Independent Software Vendor (ISV) participation and will highlight case studies and results achieved using Intel® tools for workload balancing, performance, and low power tuning.|
|High Speed I/O Technologies (HST)||This track demonstrates how Intel® technologies combine to accelerate end user innovation and scale power, performance, and functionality as new generations of solutions become available across the Intel® architecture continuum, from handheld devices to cloud computing. Key technology discussions include: USB architecture and its derivatives, as well as Thunderbolt™ technologies.|
|Perceptual Computing (PER)||Similar to how Touch interaction has impacted end users using their devices, Voice and Depth Based 3D Interaction will reinvent Gaming, Collaboration, Video Blogging, Shopping, 3D Modeling, and much more. This track will provide details on perceptual computing technology, including voice, facial recognition, gesture control (poses, motions, hands, fingers), facial analysis, object tracking, and background control. In addition, advances in video call optimization will be covered.
|Platinum and Gold Sponsor Sessions (PGS)||This track includes sessions from the Platinum and Gold Sponsors of IDF.|
|Platform Technologies: UEFI, Analysis Tools, and Simulation (PTA)||Get the latest technical information on the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) industry standard and advancements in platform technologies including modeling/simulation and optimization/tracing tools. Hear how Intel and Industry leaders are building on UEFI open foundation to develop more secure, efficient and robust platforms. In addition, this track covers tools and simulation technologies for platform design, analysis and development where you learn new approaches to systems development as well as simulation tools to expedite design decisions and capabilities for architectural studies and performance projections.
|The Security Journey: Ensuring You Are Getting Ahead (SEC)||Never before have computers faced such great threats. Not only is the number of threats increasing, but innovative adversaries are diversifying their means and tools for exploiting vulnerabilities. At the same time, businesses and individuals have never been more dependent on computing power and connectivity. At the intersection of these forces, we need new ways for hardware and software to protect our global digital infrastructure. This track will review ways that today’s commonly available technologies can improve computing security and suggest some opportunities for new solutions in the future.|
|Intel® Software and Services: Providing a Competitive Advantage Through Software (SFT)||Intel® software unlocks the full range of capabilities of multi-core processing that can drive your business forward. Intel software enables you to span multiple platforms and operating systems while minimizing your software development challenges. Intel, working closely with the Independent Software Vendor (ISV) ecosystem, completes the platform solution by offering a wide range of software services and support. This track provides attendees with a solid understanding of Intel’s current software direction including platform support detailing the latest processor architecture enhancements, O/S and ecosystem enabling, advances in software tools, ISV case studies and much more.|
|Special Sessions (SPC)||This track includes the special sessions at IDF including Technology Insight and other special sessions. Hear about the latest trends in the memory industry, manufacturing and more.|
|Intel® Solid-State Drive Technology (SSD)||Join the sessions in this track to find out where and why solid-state drive technology excels. Hear about key considerations when designing SSDs into cloud computing and the best known practices of using Intel® SSDs into Corporate IT for better TCO. The track also explores the continuous evolution of non-volatile memory technology and its future direction.|
|Tablets, Smartphones and Modems: Intel’s Next Generation Mobile and Communication Devices (TAB)||Intel’s market opportunity continues to increase as new tablets and smartphones enter market segments. We have introduced performance leading smartphone and tablet platforms. Intel® Architecture is an incredibly scalable architecture and is capable of delivering a balanced product approach enabling a great performance driven user experience. Today’s consumers are embracing sleek touch devices that are always connected for consuming immersive content, browsing the web and taking photos. Intel has an aggressive roadmap and deep technology leadership to meet today’s consumer needs. If you are a developer looking for ways to capitalize on these usage models through our scalable architecture, please join our sessions. You will hear from the technical experts who are working on Intel’s next generation mobile tablets and smartphones, all based on Intel Architecture. Topics will include updates on the Intel® silicon and software solution roadmap for Intel® Atom™ processor based platforms paired with Windows* 8 and Android* operating systems.|
|Technical Computing: The Path to Exascale Computing (TEC)||This track offers attendees an insight into Intel® technologies for technical computing and the future of Exascale computing. Key technology discussions include Intel® Xeon® processor solutions for HPC and workstations and Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors for highly parallel workloads. In addition, the track will discuss the critical technologies Intel is delivering with the industry to ensure balanced platform delivery for the future of HPC.
|Ultrabooks™ (ULB)||The Ultrabook™ category continues to evolve and spur innovation. The newest innovations are in 2-in-1 form factors which combine the performance of a full PC with the convenience of a touch tablet and the flexibility to switch between modes depending on location and personal preference. This track will provide a deep dive into the technical details of optimizing the design for continued form factor innovation in 2013 and 2014, as well as designing with the user in mind.|