Exploratory Research Projects

Exploratory Research Areas
 
 
 
 
In addition to research that supports Intel's product roadmap, Intel sponsors and conducts exploratory research, focusing on emerging and disruptive technologies that will enable a future of proactive computing. This research is conducted internally and in university research labs.
 
Architecture
 
Dynamic Physical Rendering >
In a hospital in Houston, two surgeons appear to be performing a difficult procedure on a cardiac patient. In fact, only one of the doctors in the room is real. The other is a replica-a lifelike physical model whose shape, appearance and movements precisely mimic those of a specialist in Tokyo who is performing the actual work.
 
Log-Based Architecture >
Crafting bug-free computer code, especially for large software systems, is extremely difficult, even for expert software developers.
 
Subthreshold CMOS >
Transistor speeds have been increasing and their size has been shrinking over the last three decades, enabling ever smaller form factor devices with greater functionality.
 
Xen Virtual Machine Monitor >
The Challenge: As users increasingly rely on the power of computer for everyday tasks, effectively managing the machines supplying that computing power is becoming more and more important.
 
 
Machine Learning/Vision
 
Diamond >
The objective of the Diamond project is to enable interactive search of terabyte-scale, non-indexed collections of complex data, such as photo collections, satellite pictures and medical images.
 
Human Activity Recognition >
The goal of the Human Activity Recognition project is to build a system that can automatically infer a wide range of everyday human activities (such as cooking pasta, taking a pill, or washing dishes) and provide proactive assistance, if needed, to complete an activity.
 
 
People and Practices
 
Cultural Computing >
Globalization looms large all around us. One key aspect of this has been the flows, mobilities and connections of people, objects and information across the globe. These flows affect cultural understandings of time, space, technology and identity.
 
Mobility >
PaPR's study dubbed "Anywhere at Work" was initiated in 1997 focused on workers who spend their time away from the standard PC desktop or in some cases workers with no access to a desktop PC.
 
Technology and Communities >
We tend to think of the adoption of personal computing as a collection of singular purchase designs by individual users. For many people in affluent communities (the US, for instance) a PC purchase might be an individual or household decision.
 
 
Systems Networking and Communication
 
CoMo (ContinuousMonitoring) >
In collaboration with researchers at leading universities in the US and in Europe, they are exploring a novel worm detection system and systems monitoring software that could bolster Internet security, improve network performance, and protect the enterprise from the growing threat of Internet worms.
 
Personal Media Server >
In 2006, Intel Research and Motorola Labs* began a joint effort to explore new research directions for mobile computing and communication. Their focus is on integrating sensors into the cell phone platform. Their collaboration could help to transform the promise of easy, ubiquitous computing on the go into reality.
 
Delay Tolerant Networks >
Intel researchers, in collaboration with UC Berkeley researchers, are tackling the problem of IP's inability to evolve. Their goal is to understand what makes an architecture evolvable-that is, capable of incremental change led by its incumbent providers within the existing market structure.
 
Distributed Detection & Inference >
Current intrusion detection systems, which typically consist of a firewall and virus detector at a gateway to the Internet, are relatively ineffective at recognizing and defending against new kinds of network attacks.
 
Internet Suspend / Resume >
The Internet Suspend/Resume (ISR) project team is exploring the application of virtual machine technology to improve system management and make it easier for users to recover from hardware or software failures.
 
 
Ubiquitous Computing
 
Place Lab >
Imagine strolling through New York's SoHo District when your mobile phone beeps. Glancing at your "buddy list," you see that the friend you've been playing phone tag with for weeks happens to be sitting in a cafe down the block.
 
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