Live from IDF: Gelsinger Puts Nehalem and Virtualization on Display

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In his keynote today at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Patrick Gelsinger, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group, gave a broad update on Intel’s efforts this year.

In this podcast, Gelsinger covers what he calls the company’s “relentless pursuit of Moore’s Law,” spotlighting Nehalem (that’s the codename for “the first-ever Intel 45 nanometer High-k metal gate next-generation microarchitecture dual processor server,” according to company statements).

He also revealed Intel’s plans to build on the latest roll-out of Intel vPro processor technology with a 2008 release called “McCreary,” which will include new halogen and lead-free 45nm dual and quad-core processors.

Encryption and decryption technology is addressed with Danbury technology (one reaction to which can be found here).

Underscoring the current momentum around virtualization, Gelsinger was joined onstage at one point by John Fowler, executive vice president of Sun Microsystems. A demonstration of Intel Virtualization Technology and Intel Trusted Execution Technology shed some light on how Intel will provide protection for virtual environments in the workstations and desktop PCs of the future.

Check out Pat Gelsinger’s blog for more thoughts from (and after) IDF.