IDF 2014 Day 2 Recap10 September 2014 · Filed in Information
Following on from my IDF 2014 Day 1 recap, here’s a quick recap of day 2.
Data Center Mega-Session
You can read the liveblog here if you want all the gory details. If we boil it down to the essentials, it’s actually pretty simple. First, deliver more computing power in the hardware, either through the addition of FPGAs to existing CPUs or through the continued march of CPU power (via more cores or faster clock speeds or both). Second, make the hardware programmable, through standard interfaces. Third, expand the use of “big data” and analytics.
I attended a couple technical sessions today, but didn’t manage to get any of them liveblogged. Sorry! I did tweet a few things from the sessions, in case you follow me on Twitter.
I did have an extremely productive conversation regarding Intel’s rack-scale architecture (RSA) efforts. I pushed the Intel folks on the show floor to really dive into what makes up RSA, and finally got some answers that I’ll share in a separate post. I will do my best to get a dedicated RSA piece published just as soon as I possibly can.
Also on the expo floor, I got my hands on some of the Intel optical transceivers and cables. The cables are really nice, and practically indestructible. I think this move by Intel will be good for optics in the data center.
Finally, I was also able to join for an episode of Intel Chip Chat, a podcast that Intel records regularly, including at events like IDF. It was great fun getting to spend some time talking about VMware NSX and network virtualization.
Overall, another solid day at IDF 2014. Lots of good technical information presented (which, unfortunately, I did not do a very good job capturing), and equally good technical information available on the show floor.
I’ll try to do a better job with the liveblogging tomorrow. Thanks for reading!Tags: Hardware · IDF2014 · Intel Previous Post: IDF 2014: Data Center Mega-Session Next Post: IDF 2014: Open Source Storage Optimizations