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IDF Spring 2003, San Jose

Victor Rudometov
Evgenie Rudometov

In February, 2003 in San Jose (California, the USA) has taken place Intel Developer Forum (IDF) — the largest international developer forum hardware and the software.

Forum IDF (further Intel Forum) is spent some times in a year in leaders for development of computer branches the world countries (here it is necessary to remind, that in October, 2002 one of sessions was led in Moscow). It is the largest action for implementators of hardware and the software. Intel forum gathers leading representatives of a science and engineering for consideration of the various questions linked to the advanced computer processing techniques and production of electronic branches, intended for personal computers, servers, the communication equipment and pocket computing circuits. Large heads and leading implementators, and also representatives of mass media participate in its operation. At meetings of the Forum of Intels led in the different countries of the world within all year, key players of branch discuss the advanced processing techniques and products of electronic branches of the industry. Intel forum plays the big role for an exchange of the scientific and technical ideas influencing development of all computer branch, and, eventually, and on economy of the majority of the developed countries which basis is made now by high technologies.

Traditional emblem IDF

By the way, the taken place Forum of Intel — IDF Spring 2003 was the thirteenth under the score. However Patrick Gelsinger, opening Krejga Barrett's first key report, has suggested to skip it for many unloved number and to award to the given action the following serial number — fourteen.

The main chief executive of corporation of Intel Krejg Barrett (Craig Barrett, Chief Executive Officer, Intel Corporation) in the performance has declared, that popularity of the newest information technologies in which basis technical progress in the field of development of semiconducting arrangements lays, does not fall down at all.

The main chief executive of corporation of Intel Krejg Barrett

The base of development and perfection of these arrangements make the electronic parts which complexity increases according to the law of regular doubling of number of the units making structure of semiconductor electronic parts. This law has been formulated for the first time by Gordonom Moore (Gordon Moore, Chairman Emeritus of Intel Corporation) in 1965, that is some years prior to appearance not only the first processor, but also the corporation of Intel. And here already almost four ten years the given empirical law which has received a name of the opener, remains an original reference point of development of branch of electronic parts.

Illustration of justice of the law of Moore on the basis of development of components:
The upper curve - the forecast,
Average - chips of memory,
Lower - processors

Krejg Barrett has declared, that, despite economic recession of the industry of high technologies, it saves rather strong positions. First of all it is reached thanks to development of a worldnet of the Internet. The size of data handled on the Internet grows in geometrical progression. For support of this fast growth of the industry it is necessary to develop adequate rates. During the given report, as well as on IDF as a whole, it was much spoken about combination of calculating and binding arrangements.

Mobility and wireless communication were the main tendencies. In this connection performance of the vice-president on a direction of transportable platforms of Anand Chandrasekera (Anand Chandrasekher, Vice-President and General Manager, Mobile Platform Group, Intel Corporation) was especially interesting.

Anand Chandraseker about 300 mm a silicon slice

On its report the perspective processing technique of Intel Centrino including the transportable processor of the new architecture with clock rate of 1,6 GHz, a chip set of a series of Intel 855 with a hub of input/output ICH4-M and the card of the network interface of Intel Pro/Wireless 2100 have been shown  . A new platform harakteriziruetsja more high efficiency and more long time of offline work of transportable computers, as it has been visually shown. Three notebooks, Intels of Pentium M created on the basis of processors with processing technique Centrino and clock rate of 1,6 GHz, Intel of Pentium III-M with clock rate of 1,2 GHz and Pentium Intel 4-M with clock rate of 2,4 GHz for this purpose used      . On these notebooks have simultaneously started a number of tasks, a system from performance of these tasks of graphics of consumption of power supplies. It is necessary to mark, that the first, having spent the least quantity of energy, the task was fulfilled by a notebook developed with application of processing technique Centrino on the basis of the processor of Intel of Pentium M. By the way, in addition to this circumstance in a waiting mode the given transportable computer consumed most less energies from the built in secondary generator.

Result of testing of three various notebooks.

On the same report the problem of simultaneous usage of wireless IEEE 802.11b protocols and Bluetooth has been mentioned . As both standards work on the identical frequency making 2,4 GHz, in the most common case their simultaneous usage is impossible. However engineers of Intel have solved the given problem and have shown it, asserting, that all modern notebooks will be shortly equipped by the presented hardware-software resources.

In conclusion of this report the prototype of the transportable computer of 2004 has been presented. The basis of creation of the given arrangement includes concept Always-On meaning a constant wire or a wireless communication. Thus, the user can provide permanently access to the necessary information. Thus many tasks can be fulfilled in the conditions of the closed notebook that provides obestochivanie the main screen, potrebljashchego a considerable share of energy of the secondary generator. For support of the control of operation of the computer in this mode it is equipped with the miniature screen on a computer cover. Thanks to this modification energopotreblenie the computer it is minimised, the consequence of that the transportable computer can work essentially longer the usual.

The transportable computer with the additional screen

The market of modern powerful processors for the market of desktop computers (Desktop) has not stood aside also. The processor under code name Prescott which is planned to release in second half of 2003 is Most perspective in this direction. In it microarchitecture of Intel NetBurst well debugged on the previous processors and processing technique Hyper-Threading will be realised. The new processor will form on processing technique of 90 nanometers, to have the system bus with clock rate of 800 MHz and the cache memory of the second level (L2) in size of 1 Mb.

Besides high-powered processors, Intel corporation plans to release already in the first half of the year two new chipsets under code names Springdale and Canterwood.

Springdale chipset is oriented to the high-powered and stable computers intended for the market of corporate desktop PCs. Among features it is necessary to mark the built in graphics subsystem of a new generation, the program implementation RAID, the new architecture raising productivity by operation in a network of standard Gigabit Ethernet, support of two-channel memory DDR400 and processing techniques of Intel Stable Driver.

Canterwood will support processing technique Hyper-Threading, two-channel memory DDR400, the system bus with clock rate of 800 MHz, built in interface AGP 8x and controller Serial ATA/RAID.

By the way, interface Serial ATA became a popular subject at the gone forum. The workgroup on Serial ATA II has appeared with two additional specifications: have presented the preliminary version of the specification of the multiplier of ports, and also have informed on end and forthcoming acceptance of the first volume of the specification of cables and Serial ATA plugs II.

The processing technique of multiplication of ports Serial ATA II has been shown in Intel pavilion at an exhibition of processing techniques. Application of hubs allows to hook up to one interface Serial ATA to 15 arrangements instead of one, that in some cases simplifies system design and expands their possibilities. On demonstrating four hard disks in size on 200 Gbytes everyone used , that has in total made 800 Gbytes. Besides, the system engineering sample on a chip set with support RAID has been shown.

A lot of attention has been given processing technique PCI Express, before known as 3GIO. Intel schedules provide universal implantation, since 2004 Then mass output on the basis of processing technique PCI Express, including chip sets, desktop and transportable systems, network solutions, full-function input-output processors for high-powered disk arrays RAID, Ethernet-adapters and other components will be mastered. Appropriate subsystems of data storage, and also system boards and server platforms of following generation will be besides, developed. At the moment of carrying out of the Forum of Intel already 15 companies have presented production on the basis of PCI Express architecture.

Here it is necessary to remind, that PCI Express represents the architecture of consecutive high-speed interconnection of components of input-output of a general purpose on the basis of the uniform standard. This standard provides multiplexing of a considerable quantity of interconnectings of input-output on one platform. Necessity for the sharp extension of capacity at system level, as well as in overgrowth of functionality, has resulted from appearance of essentially new computing models. For an example the expedition of high-speed performance of memory, resources of processing of a three-dimensional drawing, overgrowth of capacity of networks Ethernet at first to one, and further even to ten gigabits can be. Real possibility of the accelerated implantation of broad-band and multimedia resources besides, opens. In addition to this information, it is necessary to remind, that specification PCI Express has been confirmed and promulgated in July, 2002 by organisation PCI-SIG which has incurred functions on its advancement and technical.

About Intel role in advancement of the advanced innovations of level Mike Fister (Mike Fister, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Enterprise Platform Group Intel Corporation) has shared the speculations. It has supported the performance with the first open demonstrating of processing technique PCI Express. Already the first operating developments in this area which capacity reaches 2,5 Gbit/sek, visually show advantages of processing technique which will lay down in a basis essentially new, vysokoekonomichnoj to production for corporate users.

Mike Fister tells about PCI Express

As to the market of powerful server processors release of the processor of Intel Itanium is planned for 2004 2 with the built in cache memory of the third level (L3) in size of 9 Mb, and for 2005 — the processor created on the basis of two processor kernels, allocated in uniform tank. This high-powered processor while is known under code name Montecito.

During report Fister has invited the expert from HP corporation which has presented a server with sixteen processors of Intel Itanium 2.

Separate place on it IDF Spring 2003 as however, and the previous Forums of Intel, occupied consideration of concept Digital Home — the digital house. The given concept is in a development stage and becomings many interesting ideas, however, are already ready and realised. First of all for realisation of these ideas it is meant usages of a wireless communication of the house home arrangements supplied with appropriate electronic resources, with the central computer of the user. On one of key reports Luis Burns (Louis J. Burns, Vice-President and General Manager, Desktop Platforms Group, Intel Corporation) has presented some novelties illustrating development of concept Digital Home which, by the way, is an original concentrate of modern high technologies and the newest computer reachings. Some of these processing techniques and reachings traditionally have found reflexion and in the final key report.

Luis Burns tells about the digital house

Patrick Gelsingera's story (Patrick Gelsinger, Senior Vise-President and Chief Technology Officer, Corporate Technology Group, Intel Corporation), one of the most competent experts in the field of current technologies of the corporation of Intel, and also perspective their development was the final key report of the Forum of Intel. In the performance he has told about corporation schedules on an expedition of process of integration of computing and communication processing techniques. By word Gelsingera, the solid-state technologies, allowing to integrate computing and communication functions, will help to transfer further practical incarnation of the law of Moore to new spheres. It will bring new possibilities and advantages to users within, at least, ten years.

Patrick Gelsingkr represents the new processor

However has started the report Patrick Gelsinger from travel to 2015, on factory with gipoticheskim name Fab52. As it is predicted, the firms making electronic parts during this period, will make processors on silicon bodies of the future format of 450 mm on while to a nonexistent procedure of 11 nanometers.

At such factory wireless sensors everywhere are installed. Data are automatically handled in the central controlling computer of factory. Each worker has practically instant wireless access to all necessary data, using the personal transportable arrangement which, thanks to mesh sizes and weight, freely is located on a hand and possesses a durable resource of offline work. The central computer to which data about all stages of a used procedure are in real time handled, inspects and introduces operation by wireless way. Thus it possesses the information on where any employee is allocated, and that it does.

Patrick Gelsingkr at future factory.

However, as follows from Patrick Gelsingera's performance, experts of the corporation of Intel are anxious not only questions of release of traditional electronic parts. Except development of processors, Intel corporation actively expands the researches which centre are interests of medical and biologic sciences and the public health services industry. Intel corporation offers public health services of advantage of inexpensive solid-state technologies, for which score probably potential improvement of quality of human life. Basically as it and is clear, the given questions concern an elderly part of a world's population. Thanks to special sensor controls and sensors diagnostics of many diseases can occur at the earliest stage of their development. Besides, the help can be rendered more operatively, than it is accepted today even in the developed countries.

Irrespective of this direction, the collective of experts of corporation of Intels which are engaged in researches in the field of exact biology, studies perspectives of usage of perspective processing techniques for the analysis of DNA, fiber and other biological molecules for the purpose of opening of new types of diagnostic tools which in the future will allow to improve a mankind state of health radically. And though the given schedules are calculated for the durable period, the first results of their implementation as the main expert of Intel in processing techniques Patrick Gelsinger confirms, we will see the next years.

In article substances IDF Spring 2003 and documents of the corporation of Intel have been used

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