Intel's Developer Forum is one of the biggest events on the chip-head's calendar as PC manufacturers, software developers and even rival chip makers gather to find out what the Next Big Thing will be.
At this week's IDF Intel released the first details of McKinley's performance and showed how hyperthreading will let one P4 can work as two. Among the highlights was a demonstration of pervasive computing, in which an Intel executive threw 1000 miniature computers -- which automatically configured themselves into an ad hoc wireless network -- into the audience.
Elsewhere, Intel said it is relenting on the megahertz race, but almost in the same breath showed off a 3.5GHz Pentium 4 processor running Quake III and together with several simultaneous video streams.
NEWS: McKinley to be twice as fast as Merced, says IntelWed 29 Aug
At its Developer Forum in San Jose, Intel releases the first performance figures for McKinley and it looks promising, but 32-bit applications will see little benefit
Banias ends the megahertz madness for IntelWed 29 Aug
Intel is slowing down in its race for more megahertz, and plans to start tailoring processors more closely to the applications they will be used for
Intel 'hyperthreading' doubles chip powerWed 29 Aug
Intel's new technology, called 'hyperthreading,' will take advantage of formerly unused circuitry in the Pentium 4
Intel sees recovery aheadTues 28 Aug
Chip maker tells analysts that there are signs that the slump could be coming to an end
Intel runs 0.13 micron chip in laptopTues 28 Aug
Tualatin - Intel's 0.13 micron processor - gets an outing at the company's Developer Forum
Intel demonstrates largest ad-hoc networkTues 28 Aug
At its Developer Forum in San Jose, Intel has demonstrated an ad-hoc network made up of 1,000 wireless network nodes, each the size of a 50p piece
Pentium 4 fails to light a sparkTues 28 Aug
Analysts say the Pentium 4 has been much slower to gain market share than any of its predecessors - and only the forthcoming 845 chipset is likely to change matters
Intel dives into pervasive computingTues 28 Aug
In the future, computers are as likely to be found in the middle of forest fires - or even in your socks - as on the desktop