I knew him; IDF, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy

Subject: General Tech | April 17, 2017 - 04:09 PM |
Tagged: Intel, idf

It is not a post-PC world but it is now officially a post-IDF world as Intel announces they are too diverse to host such a PC-centric conference.  It was 20 years ago today that the first IDF was held in Beijing and Intel announced some time ago the cancellation of this years event in China, however until today they had still planned to hold their scheduled event in San Francisco.  The rationale offered is Intel's expansion into FPGAs, Optane storage, IoT devices, wireless communications and other fields pushes them beyond the scope traditionally represented at the IDF.  Why cancellation of the event in preference of broadening the scope is not explained in their announcement.  Ars Technica has related links here.

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"While the company earlier said that it would not have a Chinese event, the San Francisco IDF was still being planned, albeit with a "new format," in the early months of 2017. It appears now that this 'new format' is in fact 'non-existence.'"

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Source: Ars Technica

April 18, 2017 | 04:50 AM - Posted by JohnGR

- What are we going to show them this year at IDF?
- Last year's rebrand, that we boosted 100MHz for this year.
- OK, cancel IDF.

or

- We are hearing that AMD managed to book two rooms this year in a cheap hotel, instead of just one, close to where we organize IDF, to show it's new Ryzen chips. What can we do? They are really happy and eager to promote their new processors.
- We can cancel IDF. That will hurt them.
- Great idea.

April 18, 2017 | 03:52 PM - Posted by Gunbuster

They should try some harebrained schemes like mixed core speeds. Give us 2 high clocked cores on one chip and a second leftover server bad binned CPU with something like 12 slow cores. Shift some dual proc boards, sell more heatsinks, wacky enthusiast platform!

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