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Claremont, Processor with Super Power Save

Intel introduces some future computing concepts in day-to-3 Intel Developer Forum 2011 at the Moscone Center West, San Francisco (15 / 9). One of them is Claremont.


The presence of two days ago Claremont enough to invite attention, mainly because of the power saving capability.

As demonstrated two days ago, the Near-Threshold Voltage Processor is able to work only with the supply of power from solar cells the size of a postage stamp. A new circuit developed Intel Labs allows transistors to work at the turn-on voltage (threshold).

But this is not thought to slow the processor works. In the light workload conditions, power consumption is decreased up to 10 milliwatt, but their performance improved immediately when needed. In a guided demo that Justin Rattner (Intel CTO), the processor code-named Claremont is able to run the game Quake with Windows OS.

As disclosed Intel CEO Paul Otellini, Claremont yet to be realized. But it is quite possible if the Intel integrated circuits near-threshold voltage in the range of its products later. In addition to pressing the power consumption five times lower, the ability of this kind can support the always-on features on a variety of computing devices.

On the memory, power efficiency is done by Hybrid Memory Cube. Configuration memory chips stacked up to form a cube and use the interface is very efficient so as to save power up to 7-fold, without interrupting the data transfer process. Collaboration between Intel and Micron will be very beneficial to the server cloud, ultrabook, television, tablets, and smartphones.

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