Minister unveils next generation research at Intel showcase event

Thursday October 13 – Intel Labs Europe yesterday opened its doors to media, academia, partners and customers from across Europe at the 2nd annual Research at Intel Europe event, which was held at the Intel Ireland campus in Leixlip, Co. Kildare. Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation officially opened the technology showcase floor at the event which brings together more than 20 projects from across the European network of Intel labs.

Many of the projects being showcased at the event are the result of joint research among different divisions of Intel and its academic and industry partners. The live demonstrations of research, development and innovation projects include examples in areas such as many-core architectures in action, energy research to promote sustainability through technology and retail and automotive examples of embedded intelligence.

For example:

• ‘Wireless Energy Sensing Technology’ (WEST) is an easy-to-use plug-in device that uses pattern recognition to determine when different electrical loads turn on and off in the home. Using a simple application, homeowners can examine a variety of energy reports to help them better manage their energy consumption.

• The ‘Many-Core Applications Research’ community shows how more than 80 worldwide institutions are researching future software using Intel Lab’s 48-core single-chip Cloud Computer concept chip.

• The ‘Dependable Cloud’ demonstrates how we are enhancing availability, reliability and manageability of cloud infrastructures of the future.

• ‘Understanding the Ocean’ shows how our research is exploring new low power, low cost high density sensor platforms which can be deployed virtually anywhere including power and communications challenged locations, with near real-time high bandwidth communications.

• ‘Context Aware Electric Vehicle Charging’ demonstrates how ICT can be used to understand the transportation needs of the electric vehicle user and ensure these needs are met at the optimal price, maximising the use of renewable energy while simultaneously balancing charging load demand on the grid.

• ‘New Levels of Realism for Digital Content’ shows a novel method to add realism to 3D digital scenes providing control of direct and indirect lighting and showing a realistic depth of field.

Speaking at the event, Minister Bruton said: “Today’s event is a demonstration of the incredible high tech research being performed by one of the world’s leading technology companies in Ireland. It is important to remind ourselves sometimes that we are the envy of many countries in having such companies and such activities here”.

“My plan to get jobs growing in the economy includes two key strategies. Firstly we must encourage the world-leading companies who are already here to locate their cutting edge operations here. Secondly we must increase the linkages with Irish companies to help create a real indigenous engine of growth. We have a long road ahead, but today’s event shows that if we work hard and take tough decisions we will get jobs growing in the economy again”.

Also speaking at the opening of the Research at Intel showcase was Martin Curley, Director, Intel Labs Europe and Senior Principal Engineer Intel Labs who commented that “Research is all about impact. This Research at Intel Europe event showcases some of our leading edge European research which has the potential for significant positive societal impact including smart charging of electric vehicles and systems research for eco-sense buildings which deliver energy efficiency and more sustainable environments”.

The Research at Intel Europe showcase is one of a number of events taking place this week as part of a wider Intel Technology Week Europe. The week-long series of events also includes the Intel European Research and Innovation Conference and the inaugural event of the Intel Lecture Series on Engineering Research & Innovation which is being held in conjunction with the Irish Academy of Engineering and features a keynote address from Justin Rattner, Intel Chief Technology Officer and Corporate Vice President.

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Minister Bruton hears from Intel researchers about Context Aware Electric Vehicle Charging at the Research@Intel Europe Technology Showcase
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Intel Chief Technology Official Justin Rattner (right) and Charlie Sheridan, Co-Director of Intel’s Energy and Sustainability Lab (left) discuss some of Intel’s next generation research initiatives
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Minister Bruton addresses media, academia, partners and customers from across Europe before officially opening the Research@Intel Europe Technology Showcase
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Intel researchers demonstrate an augmented reality solution as part of the Research@Intel Europe Technology Showcase

Further Information

About Intel Labs Europe
Intel R&D / Innovation in Europe is driven by a network of research labs, product development labs and innovation labs spanning the region as well as a variety of Intel business units. Intel Labs Europe (ILE) was formally established in early 2009 as the central means of coordinating activities across this diverse and extensive network, and to strengthen and improve Intel’s alignment with European R&D. Today ILE consists of more than two dozen R&D locations employing more than 1500 R&D professionals, with a further 9 labs and 2000 R&D professionals added through the Intel Mobile

Communications acquisition.

The mission of ILE is to advance Intel research, development and innovation and to partner with European stakeholders to help improve European competitiveness. To achieve this ILE aims to strengthen Intel’s relationships and collaborations with European researchers and to align the company’s technology vision with European policy makers across a broad technology agenda. ILE has grown existing initiatives and continually seeks new opportunities to advance the value of ICT solutions for society and business

About Intel
Intel 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.

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