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VMWorld.jpgNext week Intel will be exhibiting at VMworld, Aug. 30-Sept. 3, in booth #1529. Intel Security will host two demo stations and two breakout sessions focused on its advanced security services for the software defined data center. The demos will highlight McAfee MOVE AV, McAfee vNSP and  the Intel Security Controller showing how they integrate with VMware NSX. The breakout session titled “Data Center in Transition – A Journey to a Secure Hybrid Data Center” is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2, from 11AM to 12PM PT. The second session, “Utilizing Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) to Enable Advanced Threat Protection in Cloud Environments” is scheduled for Thursday, September 3, from 12PM to 1PM PT and will feature Matt Ferrari, CTO of ClearDATA, discussing how he uses this solution to provide advanced security services to its healthcare application customers. To see Intel Security demos, stop by the Intel booth #1529 at VMworld, at Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Today at HotInterconnects 2015, Intel provided new details for its future Intel® Omni-Path Architecture (Intel® OPA), a next-generation high performance computing (HPC)-optimized fabric technology and a key component of Intel's HPC scalable system framework. Intel OPA is designed for the integration of fabric components with CPU and memory to reduce latency, increase node bandwidth and enable the lower power, higher density systems required by next-generation data centers. The additional details on OPA were included in a technical paper that will be presented today at 2:10 p.m. by Todd Rimmer, Intel OPA software architect.

Intel and BlueData today announced a strategic technology and business collaboration to accelerate the adoption of big data solutions by simplifying deployment. Additionally, Intel Capital announced an equity investment in BlueData. Intel and BlueData will work together on infrastructure software for big data with the leading data center architecture based on Intel® Xeon® processor technology. This builds upon Intel’s existing investments and initiatives in the big data market, including Intel’s strategic collaboration with Cloudera for Apache Hadoop as well as recent projects focused on Apache Spark. For more information about the collaboration and how the companies will unlock value and bring big data into the mainstream, visit the Intel blog and the BlueData blog.

Intel today launched Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2016, the next iteration of the leading developer toolkit for high performance computing (HPC) and technical computing applications targeting Intel® architecture, including support for the latest Intel® Xeon® and Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors. This release introduces the Intel® Data Analytics Acceleration Library, which turns big data into meaningful information with advanced analytics algorithms supporting all stages of data analysis. Additional new capabilities include a Vectorization Advisor to assist developers in achieving vectorization more quickly, and the MPI Performance Snapshot to help tune analysis of message passing interface communication activity up to 32K ranks. Learn more about Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016 in a blog post from James Reinders, chief evangelist for developer products at Intel.

MMS4.5_GP_UltimatePro.jpgToday, Intel Security launched the latest version of McAfee Mobile Security (MMS), the award-winning product that addresses the need for comprehensive mobile security and optimized device performance. In this new version, users can get the most out of their Android* smartphone or tablet with a speed and battery booster. This latest version also extends security measures to Android Wear* watches. Users can prevent loss, stay on top of mobile threats and boost mobile device performance – all done straight from the watch. McAfee Mobile Security is available now globally for free and can be downloaded on Google Play Store.

Santa Clara, Calif., and Mountain View, Calif., Aug. 25, 2015 – Intel Corporation and BlueData today announced a broad strategic technology and business collaboration, as well as an additional equity investment in BlueData from Intel Capital.


This relationship will bring together BlueData's infrastructure software for big data with the leading data center architecture based on Intel® Xeon® processor technology. The goal is to accelerate the adoption of big data solutions by simplifying deployment. This builds upon Intel's existing investments and initiatives in the big data market, including Intel's strategic collaboration with Cloudera* for Apache Hadoop* as well as recent projects focused on Apache Spark*.


"Intel architecture provides a high-performance, secure, robust foundation for big data analytics," said Brian Krzanich, Intel CEO. "BlueData's innovative software delivers the simplicity, agility and efficiency of big data-as-a-service in an on-premises model. Together, we are focused on bringing big data into the mainstream and unlocking the value for our enterprise customers."


BlueData will develop and optimize its big data infrastructure software for Intel architecture. In turn, Intel will focus its engineering and marketing resources on the joint engineering roadmap and joint customer acquisition. Additionally, the companies will execute joint go-to-market strategies that include coordinated product, channel and sales programs.


"This strategic collaboration with Intel will help advance BlueData's mission of making it easy to deploy big data infrastructure. Our software platform simplifies the complexity, reduces the cost and delivers faster time to value for big data initiatives," said Kumar Sreekanti, co-founder and CEO of BlueData. "Our go-to-market relationship and joint product development with Intel will allow enterprises to accelerate their deployment of Hadoop and Spark, and deliver on the promise of big data analytics."


BlueData has developed patent-pending innovations to run Hadoop and Spark in a virtualized environment with compute and storage decoupled, providing a cloud-like experience for on-premises big data deployments. With BlueData EPIC™ software, enterprises can spin up virtual Hadoop or Spark clusters within minutes, providing data scientists and analysts with on-demand access to the applications, data and infrastructure they need to deliver faster business insights.


Intel Capital's investment, its third in BlueData since 2012, is part of a $20 million funding round led by the chip maker's strategic investment arm and announced today. Doug Fisher, senior vice president of Intel and general manager of its Software and Services Group, will also join BlueData's board of directors.


Supporting Resources

Intel blog: Simplify Big Data Deployment

BlueData blog: New Funding and Strategic Collaboration with Intel


About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world's first commercially available "conflict-free" microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com and about Intel's conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.


Intel and Intel Xeon are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.


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About Intel Capital
Intel Capital, Intel's global investment organization, makes equity investments in innovative technology start-ups and companies worldwide. Intel Capital invests in a broad range of companies offering hardware, software, and services targeting enterprise, mobility, consumer Internet, digital media and semiconductor manufacturing. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested nearly US$11.6 billion in over 1,440 companies in 57 countries. In that timeframe, 213 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and 373 were acquired or participated in a merger. In the first half of 2015, Intel Capital invested $134 million in 63 deals, including 29 new portfolio companies, and saw 10 exits. For more information on what makes Intel Capital one of the world's most powerful venture capital firms, visit www.intelcapital.com or follow @intelcapital.


About BlueData Software, Inc.
BlueData is transforming how enterprises deploy their Big Data applications and infrastructure. The BlueData EPIC™ software platform  uses virtualization technology to make it easier, faster, and more cost-effective for enterprises of all sizes to leverage Big Data – enabling Hadoop-as-a-Service in an on-premises deployment model. With BlueData, they can spin up virtual Hadoop or Spark clusters within minutes, providing data scientists with on-demand access to the applications, data and infrastructure they need. Based in Mountain View, California, BlueData was founded by VMware veterans and its investors including Amplify Partners, Atlantic Bridge, Ignition Partners, and Intel Capital. To learn more about BlueData, visit www.bluedata.com or follow @bluedatainc.

Researchers plan to put Intel® Edison boards in beehives worldwide to monitor activity. The bees will wear tiny RFID tags and the small Intel Edison boards will act as checkpoints to collect data when the bees pass by. The research will be used to help protect the honey bees which pollinate one third of food that humans consume. The research was announced today in collaboration with Australia’s national science agency. This isn’t the first buzz from Intel on bees.

Mirantis today announced with Intel an investment and technology collaboration designed to accelerate enterprise OpenStack adoption. The collaboration extends Intel’s existing engagement with Mirantis and builds on Intel’s recently announced ‘Cloud for All’ initiative to bring the benefits of the cloud to more businesses by making cloud solutions easier to deploy. As part of this collaboration, Intel Capital led a $100 million funding round with several new and existing investors that includes both equity and spending. Intel and Mirantis will focus on adding critical enterprise features to OpenStack to ensure that traditional enterprise applications can be managed with high performance, full control of data center infrastructure and fully optimized for Intel platform capabilities. Check out the Intel blog and Mirantis release release to learn more.

Missed IDF 2015? The 2015 Intel Developer Forum (IDF), held in San Francisco from Tuesday, August 18th through Thursday, August 20th, brought together a record number of developers, technologists and makers who create the products, engineer the systems, render the movies and power the toys that deliver amazing experiences. Watch highlights from Day 1 and Day 2, and Maker mega session to get the full IDF experience. Additional information from keynote and mega session replays to photos and fact sheets are available in the IDF 2015 press kit.



Intel at IDF 2015 - Day 1 Highlights




Intel at IDF 2015 - Day 1 Highlights



What happens when you combine 83 robots, 733 motors, 1,004 LEDs, 32 cameras and 88 Intel® Edison™ based-platforms? An army of Intel Spiderbots of course! Intel’s Spiderbots made a splash this week, performing a synchronized dance for a few thousand developers attending the Intel Developer Forum 2015 in San Francisco. Powered by the Intel® Edison™ platform the Spiderbots responded to gesture control using a wrist worn device based on the Intel® Curie™ module, a tiny hardware product for wearable devices. Watch this video to see how the Spiderbots were created and how they got those awesome moves.



Behind the Scenes the Making of the Intel Spiderbots



Today, FORTUNE announced its inaugural Change the World list, a ranking of 51 companies that have made an impact on major global social or environmental problems as part of their competitive strategy. Intel was recognized for its successful efforts to eliminate conflict minerals from its supply chain, which FORTUNE called, “an achievement many had thought impossible.” FORTUNE and FSG, a nonprofit social-impact consulting firm, vetted more than 200 nominees based on recommendations from business, academic, and nonprofit experts. Learn more about Intel’s efforts to remove conflict minerals from technology.

Intel-5G_Infographic_sm.jpgDuring a session focused on 5G at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco today, Intel introduced the Intel Network Builders Fast Track - a program comprised of market development activities and Intel Capital investments - designed to accelerate network innovation and interoperability. Intel executives Aicha Evans and Sandra Rivera joined Dr. Alex Choi, CTO of SK Telecom, Bin Shen, Verizon’s VP of Strategy and Paul McNamara, VP in Ericsson’s Corporate Strategy Group to discuss how computing and communications will converge in 5G networks to power entirely new categories of applications and user experiences. A replay of the session is available online and more information is included in the 5G news fact sheet and illustration.Visit the IDF press kit for more information.

Intel and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) announced the Collaborative Cancer Cloud, a precision medicine analytics platform that allows hospitals and research institutions to securely share patient genomic, imaging, and clinical data for potentially lifesaving discoveries. Intel announced that key technology components of the Collaborative Cancer Cloud (CCC) will be opened sourced. The first technology releases will be made available to the developer community in Q1’16. Hospitals and research institutions of all sizes could use the technology to advance cancer research. They can also apply it to advance research in other diseases that have a genetic component, including Alzheimer’s, diabetes, Autism and more. Intel and OHSU also announced that they will partner with two other large cancer institutions to extend this capability in Q1’16.

From smart grids to cars, retail to healthcare - every device and every decision in today’s ever-connected world leaves a unique digital footprint. At the Intel Developer Forum 2015 in San Francisco, Intel’s Doug Davis and Diane Bryant deliver a joint Mega Session that details the enormous business opportunity presented by the Internet of Things and how Big Data analytics can be used to solve real-world problems. With dancing robots and a powerful personalized healthcare platform, Davis and Bryant are discussing end-to-end solutions and how Intel is putting the ability to create new experiences and extract breakthrough insights into the hands of developers. Additional information can be found in the Mega Session fact sheet.

Intel is unlocking the lifesaving potential of the Internet of Things along with Fuhu*, a leading innovator of high-tech consumer products for children and families. Together the two companies will bring the Intel Smart Clip to market, which can help prevent tragic accidents involving toddlers by using built-in sensors to alert a parent or caregiver’s mobile device if a baby’s car seat becomes unbuckled, too hot/cold, or remains fastened while the parent or caretaker falls out of range. The two companies announced at the 2015 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) that Fuhu will sell the device this year at leading retailers where nabi* brand products are sold.

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