By Sheerein Sheikh
ISLAMABAD - Intel Labs opened its doors to the media, academia, partners and customers at the 9th annual Research at Intel event, where more than 35 innovative research projects underway were unveiled that will help transform the future of technology.
Additionally, it was announced that the latest Intel Science Technology Center (ISTC), a new collaborative framework for security research between Intel and several leading universities.
The ISTC for secure computing will focus its research on a variety of areas over the next 5 years, including making personal computers safer from malware, securing mobile devices, both in terms of data protection for the individual, as well as making it safer to download data to devices, and use of third party applications.
Another key area researchers will address is how to protect personal data once it is scattered throughout the Web. Demonstrations at the Research at Intel event spanned such areas as visual computing, security and authentication to user experience and cloud computing, among others, and are the result of ongoing, collaborative efforts between Intel and its industry and academic partners.
As part of its strategy to increase collaboration across the industry and academic sectors, Intel Labs announced it will release source code for its Distributed Scene Graph 3-D Internet technology.
This code is part of an ongoing effort to augment the OpenSim open-source virtual world simulator and will enable developers to build virtual regions where people can work or play online with a cast of thousands, instead of being limited to less than a hundred today – a more than 20 times improvement.