It is fair to say that Intel is better known for the Intel Core i5 and i7 processors than the more innovative things their trying to do in the world, which are making a difference to both the environment and protecting people using technology. Your computer more than likely has an Intel chipset and you might have downloaded some drivers from their website before, or upgraded with new motherboards containing their technology, but today we wanted to touch on a few of the projects Intel are involved in around the world that are more innovative.
Intel and KT partner to save Internet data centers money on electricity — one of the biggest non-environmentally friendly things about data centers is their power usage, and Intel know this, so we loved the news from a couple of days ago that Intel were helping with a new test center. This innovative project will really benefit companies when the outside temperature rises, which has been seen with a number of locations recently, and the HTA test center saves dramatically on air conditioning costs. You can read about this KT-Intel project in detail here.
Intel takes its plastic waste and turns it into pencil boxes — all factories have waste and when it comes to the environment it’s extremely important to see this waste managed correctly, although this can mean sending the waste overseas to dispose of it. Intel decided this is not a very productive method and wanted to do something better, so with their Chandler factory in Arizona they created pencil boxes by recycling the plastic waste. You can read some quotes from those involved in this project in an article here, although we’d love to know your thoughts on this project and if you think factories should be made to do things like this?
Protecting your car from viruses — you might know all too well about viruses on your Windows computer, and even heard about hackers using them to exploit your mobile devices in the coming years, but something you might not know is similar viruses are being used to hack cars. Intel’s McAfee unit has recently been instructed to look into this problem, and find ways to protect drives from viruses causing electrical bugs. You can read about this Intel project in full here.
What innovative projects have you seen technology companies doing recently? Hit the comments with your thoughts on Intel and their innovative projects, and we’d also love to hear about any similar stories you have seen.