The proliferation of interconnected smart devices has revolutionized how people and organizations interact, communicate, and work. As demand for devices with greater connectivity and functionality grows so does concern for power management, data transfer, and security. Intel® processors are designed to meet these challenges with advanced technology to simplify the deployment, management, and security of intelligent systems.
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) enables cost-effective remote management of networked embedded systems even when the systems are powered off. IT personnel can discover, heal, and protect networked embedded systems, without incurring the expense of onsite support.1
With Intel® processors, it's possible to transition from using discrete architectures per major workload (application, control, packet, and signal processing) to a single architecture that consolidates the workloads into a more scalable and simplified solution. As a result, developers may be able to eliminate special-purpose hardware, such as network processors (NPUs), co-processors, application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
Signal processing functions have often required special-purpose hardware, such as digital signal processors (DSPs) and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). However, recent enhancements to Intel® architecture processors are providing developers an alternative: the ability to execute signal processing workloads on an Intel® processor.
Embedded developers understand the profound impact power consumption has on end-user utility bills, device form factor, and attainable performance, as well as battery runtime for mobile devices. A very effective way to manage power consumption is to put the system into a lower power state when the system workload decreases. Intel® processors support a number of power states that enable substantial power savings.
As the complexity of networking and security applications continues to grow, systems need more and more computational resources for workloads, including cryptography, data compression, and pattern matching. Intel® QuickAssist Technology is designed to optimize the use and deployment of algorithm accelerators in these kinds of applications.
Hardware-based Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)2 improves the fundamental flexibility and robustness of traditional software-based virtualization solutions by accelerating key functions of the virtualized platform. This efficiency offers benefits to the IT, embedded developer, and intelligent systems communities.
Trusted compute pools with Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT)3 support IT compliance by protecting virtualized data centers’ private, public, and hybrid clouds against attacks toward hypervisor and BIOS, firmware, and other pre-launch software components.
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1. Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) requires activation and a system with a corporate network connection, an Intel® AMT-enabled chipset, network hardware, and software. For notebooks, Intel® AMT may be unavailable or limited over a host OS-based VPN, when connecting wirelessly, on battery power, sleeping, hibernating, or powered off. Results dependent upon hardware, setup, and configuration. For more information, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/intel-active-management-technology.html
2. Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) requires a computer system with an enabled Intel® processor, BIOS, virtual machine monitor (VMM) and, for some uses, certain platform software enabled for it. Functionality, performance, or other benefits will vary depending on hardware and software configurations and may require a BIOS update. Software applications may not be compatible with all operating systems. Please check with your application vendor.
3. No computer system can provide absolute security under all conditions. Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) requires a computer with Intel® Virtualization Technology, an Intel TXT-enabled processor, chipset, BIOS, Authenticated Code Modules, and an Intel TXT-compatible measured launched environment (MLE). Intel TXT also requires the system to contain a TPM v1.s. For more information, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/data-security/security-overview-general-technology.html.