Otellini said EM64T, VT Vanderpool virtual technology, and iAMT were elements of the future. Hyperthreading was part of a long term plan to introduce parallelism and multiple cores into computers, he said. Security in the shape of La Grande and reliability will only come when Microsoft’s Longhorn appears.
What’s iAMT? It sounds like iAMD but it is manageability technology and stands for Intel Active Management Technology. Eighty per cent of IT spending is just keeping the business running. It’s introducing a coss platform manageability program from mobiles to servers, and out of band trouble shooting, regardless of system status. Intel will introduce a public industry spec next year.
WiMAX will spread as fast as wi-fi has in the future, once it's introduced. The WiMAX forum has 140 companies involved in the development. IEEE has released a spec, and there are 40 trials around the world now.
He said Intel has real silicon now, and will release it as part of its PRO Wireless family.
The release of multicore chips will help Intel solve some of the problems which computers have in not being able to be used well by human beings. Applications could be for recognition, for mining and for synthesis.
This could allow, he said, to put your grandmother into an unusual position. Intel will drive parallelism by shipping dual cores in mobile, servers and desktops next year.
More info about Intel's dual-cores and other developments here