“Consumers and businesses are challenged with the multitude of wonderful, yet incompatible devices and environments available today,” said James. “With transparent computing, software developers no longer must choose one environment over another in order to maintain profitability and continue to innovate.”
James described the coming era of transparent computing where interoperability will enable software developers to deliver robust innovative solutions that nevertheless run on multiple devices and operating systems. As a result of new open-source software development environments with integrated parallel toolkits, Intel’s multi-core processors will be able to deliver the same robust user experience on multiple platforms.
New Tools, Security
To fulfill the dream, Intel announced parallel tools for its Intel Developer Zone where software developers will also have access to programming communities and other resources. James also described a companion HTML5 Developer Zone which will focus exclusively on cross-platform applications for Apple iOS, Google Android, Microsoft Windows and the open-source Tizen operating system.
Also at IDF, Intel also described how its cross-platform tools will dove-tail with new security solutions provided by its McAfee subsidiary which already offers interoperable security solutions via its McAfee Security Innovation Alliance (SIA). Its new McAfee Anti-Theft software was described by McAfee Co-President Michael DeCesare as leveraging Intel’s hardware security features to protect consumers property and information on the coming legion of Ultrabook systems due out in 2013. Intel announced that 40 Ultrabooks were in the works, many touch-enabled with a built-in tablet-like display, from Asus, Dell, Lenovo, Panasonic, Sony and Toshiba.
Intel EVP and Chief Product Officer David Perlmutter also announced a new line of low-power Intel Core processors including 4th generation Haswell processors due in 2013. Also Intel chief technology officer, Justin Rattner described the future of wireless computing including his ‘radio free Intel’ vision.