Intel Introduces Project Athena Open Labs and Expands Integration of Ecosystems to Optimize Laptop Components
News : Intel today announced plans for the Athena Open Labs project in Taipei, Shanghai and Folsom, California to support performance and power optimization of laptops manufacturer components built to 2020 by Project Athena design specifications and goal experiences. The company is in major ecosystem hubs powered by teams of Intel engineers with system-on-chip (SOC) and platform energy-optimization expertise. In June 2019, three Open Labs sites will be commissioning components activate and optimize.
"Throughout the industry, we play an important role in delivering the modern laptops of today and tomorrow. Project Athena Open Labs are a critical step in enabling a broader day-to-day collaboration with the component ecosystem that continually raises the bar for innovation across the entire platform.
– Josh Newman, vice president and general manager of Intel's PC Innovation Segments, Client Computing Group
What Does it Mean? The advanced level of integration of Intel's with the PC ecosystem will be the evolution of advanced laptop computing Accelerate design capabilities and capabilities by increasing the efficiency of the component selection process for OEMs and enabling a continuous cycle of tuning and testing based on real workloads and usage models.
Why It Matters : This week gathered More than 500 members of the PC ecosystem in Taiwan to the project Athena ecosystem symposium to prepare the first wave of the project Athena Announced at CES 2019, Project Athena is the Innovation Program of Intel that help in this is to bring a new class of advanced laptops to the market.The first Project Athena devices will be in the second half of this year with partners from the entire ecosystem.
With Project Athena, Intel has radically changed its innovation approach. Intel engineers and social scientists have been able to rely on extensive research to understand how people use their devices and what challenges they face. They have developed a set of predefined key-experience requirements to gain new experiences and to use next-generation technologies such as 5G and artificial intelligence across the entire PC platform.
Every component of a laptop affects the user experience, from power consumption to response time and beyond. Enabling component supplier assessment, customization, and compliance in the open labs helps deliver the best possible technology without compromise. Early alignment and assertion at the component level provides a solid foundation for the readiness and implementation of OEM designs to ensure that systems meet Project Athena's project goals.
How It Works: Project Athena Open Labs will be the first step in preparing the next wave of Project Athena designs for 2020 and beyond. Independent hardware vendors (IHVs) have the opportunity to submit conformity assessment parts through Project Athena Open Labs, and Intel's OEM partners can also nominate preferred component vendors for participation.
Each Open Lab is supported by experienced engineers to test, tune, and provide recommendations for improving performance and performance for a variety of laptop components and categories, such as: State-of-the-art facilities are located at regional hubs, allowing ODMs and IHVs to enter component assessment and solution labs year-round, aligned with Project Athena's vision. After evaluation, OEMs will be provided with a list of optimized components that can be considered throughout product development cycles.
OEMs, ODMs and IHVs will begin submitting components to the Open Labs in the coming weeks.