- September 19, 2012
Last week, Dhruv Bansal and I attended the Intel® Developer Forum (IDF) 2012 in San Francisco. IDF brings together Intel‘s ecosystem of partners, vendors, and customers to showcase the newest Intel creations and bleeding-edge applications of Intel tech.
Some mind-blowing demonstrations included the next-gen intelligent home concept where appliances, electronics, and home infrastructure all communicate with one another, dynamic digital signage systems that cater to specific demographics with targeted digital advertising, and more.
Dhruv Bansal and Intel’s Clive D’Souza gave a great in-depth presentation entitled “Taming the Big Data Tsunami Using Intel Architecture” on the collision between Big Data software and top of the line datacenter hardware. Dhruv walked through a demo of the Infochimps Platform software running on Romley Intel architecture, then Clive drove an in-depth walk-through of the hardware aspects.
Infochimps and Intel shared a partner booth showcasing Infochimps software married with Intel server architecture. In one of the photos below, you can see Dhruv standing next to the Romley server chassis! Overall, the conference provided great conversations, an opportunity for software guys to get a healthy dose of hardware, and a chance to show off our Big Data Platform.