Intel seeks role in development of the next Internet

Posted on Thursday, Sep 09 2004 @ 23:40 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
To handle the demands of the next-generation Internet, a new layer of intelligent nodes and services needs to grow over the existing Internet structure, said Intel Corp. Chief Technology Officer Pat Gelsinger, during his concluding address at the Intel Developer Forum Thursday.

Gelsinger described a future Internet where millions of new devices and users place a strain on the network. Intel's vision for addressing those concerns involves the deployment of Intel-based servers as new network nodes that can handle more complex tasks such as dynamic traffic routing and advanced security.

Intel has already deployed 440 nodes at 194 separate sites around the globe under its PlanetLab initiative, Gelsinger said. PlanetLab is an industry research association that counts companies such as Intel, Hewlett-Packard Co., France Télécom SA and Google Inc. among its members.

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