Intel showcases Moorestown platform at IDF Beijing
Intel is showcasing its oft-delayed Moorestown platform at the annual developers conference in Beijing.
Executive VP David (Dadi) Perlmutter explained that Intel had "repartitioned" its platform architecture and implemented a number of "innovative techniques" for Moorestown.
According to Perlmutter, Moorestown will feature next-gen OS power management, along with distributed power gating for improved performance as well as major reductions in idle and active power sipping.
To illustrate his point, Perlumtter ran a demo that provided 50 times platform idle power reduction and up to 10 times power reduction in audio playback compared to Intel's first-generation "Menlow" platform.
Perlmutter also assured conference attendees that Moorestown remained "on track" and would be introduced during the first half of 2010.
Meanwhile, Renee James of Intel's Software and Services Group gave a keynote presentation in which he touted the company's vision for a "seamless" cross-device experience for phones, cars and the home.
James emphasized how a unified operating environment running across a common compute architecture could provide developers with a broader reach and easier access to end users.
In addition, James highlighted the broad endorsement of the Intel-Nokia Linux-based MeeGo across the industry.
Finally, James announced that ISVs and developers in China were now able to take advantage of the Intel Atom Developer Program and submit applications for distribution through the Intel AppUp Center beta.