By far the most interesting “T” Intel presented was Vanderpool Technology. Our enterprise users may be familiar with similar technology running on large scale supercomputers, and those linux users out there who want to run windows in a window via VMWare will also have a grasp of this.

Essentially, Vanderpool Technology is hardware virtualization for the desktop – allowing multiple users to use the same PC as if it were multiple PCs. The fact that this is a hardware implementation gives Intel a huge leg up on software like VMWare though. During Intel's demo of VT hardware, one user was able to watch a dvd while the other played a game, and even rebooted the computer and installed drivers, without interrupting the first. This technology enables a plethora of options that could really assist Intel in their digital home focus. This is one very good use for the incredible power today's desktop microprocessors are given, since you could buy one 4GHz PC and share its power among multiple independent users, each with their own OS, drivers and programs.

Secure Computing with LaGrande MXP5800 & Intel talks Silicon
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  • DerekWilson - Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - link

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  • Anonymous User - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - link

    FYI, the SGI terminology for that machine is "128p SSI," or "128p Single System Image." "128 way" is IBM speak. Reply
  • Anonymous User - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - link

    Nope, didn't see anything else on trigate technology... but I sure thought that was an idea I'd seen documented before. Reply
  • AgaBooga - Tuesday, September 16, 2003 - link

    Wow, that was interesting but there was only a small line mentioning Tri-Gate technology. I think this will greatly help Intel CPU's. Do you have any other informatio they released at the conference about the Trigate technology? Reply

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