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Intel's CTO Justin Rattner gives keynote at IDF

Intel CTO Justin Rattner talks tech. Rattner delved heavily into future server chip technology.

Intel CTO Justin Rattner talks tech. Rattner delved heavily into future server chip technology.

Google's Luiz Barroso explains that total power costs can outstrip the hardware cost for a server. He adds that Google has often used memory based storage to realize a 1000 times increase over hard drives.

Google’s Luiz Barroso explains that total power costs can outstrip the hardware cost for a server. He adds that Google has often used memory based storage to realize a 1000 times increase over hard drives.

Rattner talks about energy waste in major dataprocessing centers. Much of the waste comes from repeated DC to AC conversions from Uninterruptible Power Supplies and from Power Supply Units. By switching to a Single Voltage Rail design, Intel could make 90

Rattner talks about energy waste in major dataprocessing centers. Much of the waste comes from repeated DC to AC conversions from Uninterruptible Power Supplies and from Power Supply Units. By switching to a Single Voltage Rail design, Intel could make 90

Intel's Tom Aldridge shows off an upcoming power supply that accepts direct DC input.

Intel’s Tom Aldridge shows off an upcoming power supply that accepts direct DC input.

Intel claims the new PSU saves 14% of power over older units.

Intel claims the new PSU saves 14% of power over older units.

Rattner talks about upcoming teraFLOP chips. With 80 cores per die, the new processors will produce 10 gigaflops per watt used. Rattner says the chips will run at 3.1 Ghz.

Rattner talks about upcoming teraFLOP chips. With 80 cores per die, the new processors will produce 10 gigaflops per watt used. Rattner says the chips will run at 3.1 Ghz.

Each core will have 256 Mb of directly bound static RAM and the aggregrate bandwidth will be 1 trillion bytes per second.

Each core will have 256 Mb of directly bound static RAM and the aggregrate bandwidth will be 1 trillion bytes per second.

Silicon hybrid lasers on chips was another hot topic.

Silicon hybrid lasers on chips was another hot topic.

University of California at Santa Barbara professor John Bowers talks about the hybrid laser.

University of California at Santa Barbara professor John Bowers talks about the hybrid laser.

The laser is embedded onto the CMOS and converts electrical current into light.

The laser is embedded onto the CMOS and converts electrical current into light.

25 lasers can fit on a narrow bar chip while 1000 lasers can fit on a square chip.

25 lasers can fit on a narrow bar chip while 1000 lasers can fit on a square chip.