Tag: Intel

Examining New Mission-Focused Capabilities Coming From The Cloudera And Intel Engineering Partnership

The video at this link and embedded below captures the content and dialog of a webinar which examined new capabilities of Cloudera and Intel, with a focus on capabilities that provide a full stack solution to many key enterprise mission needs. The webinar included insights by Cloudera's Senior Director of Technology Webster Mudge and Intel's Enterprise Technology Specialist Ed Herold, plus questions from an informed audience. Results of the recent CTOlabs.com white paper on this topic were also presented.


This information can inform your design trades and is relevant to enterprise architects, engineers and line of business leaders.

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A Computer in a Thumbdrive

Intel has created a Bay Trail Atom PC that is only 1.6 ounces. It is manufactured by Shenzen Apec Electronics and can be purchased on AliExpress for just under $125 (with shipping). The device does not come with OS, but you are able to load Windows, Linux, Android or other OS systems.

It’s similar to Google’s Chromecast, at least in the sense that it’s designed to plug into an HDMI port, can be powered via a micro USB port, and connects to the Internet via WiFi. This isn’t just a dongle you can cast video to, however. It’s a full-blown x86 PC.

This device comes with a 32-bit Z3735F processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0, and a micro SD expansion slot. A 64-bit Atom Z3735G with 2GB of RAM is also available.

Read more here on Geek.

Examining New Mission-Enabling Design Patterns Made Possible By The Cloudera-Intel Partnership

The paper captures design considerations for enterprise technologists that flow from the engineering work both Cloudera and Intel have been putting into both open source technologies and hardware design.
From the paper:
The partnership between Cloudera and Intel Corporation announced in 2014 enables a closer coordination of engineering and development activities over the full stack of technologies supporting modern enterprise analytic solutions. This paper, produced by three chief technology officers with extensive experience in fielding data solutions into government agencies, reviews some key developments resulting from this new engineering work and provides design considerations for enterprises seeking to modernize in ways that economically enhance functionality and security.
Download the paper here: Cloudera-Intel Partnership


A Personal Photographer Always At Your Fingertips

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a photographer always around to capture your ‘selfie’ moments. No more arm in the photograph, no more partial face shots, and no more trusting complete strangers to take your group photos. Nixie is a wearable drone that with a quick flick of your wrist, it flies off to take your photo. Nixie is designed to detect your location and capture you in action; whether it be you climbing a mountain or posing in front of a building; this miniature drone will be your extended arm. The project is a part of Intel’s Make it Wearable contest, which contains an Edison chip to track you and avoid obstacles. This might just be the next best thing, after the invention of the self-timer setting on your camera.

Find more about Nixie here.


Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, McAfee and Symantec Found the Cyber Threat Alliance

In what could be a very virtuous trend, four of the cyber security industry's leading tech vendors (Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, McAfee and Symantec) have established a consortium focused on the furtherance of the art and science of cyber threat intelligence. This alliance, started in May and expanded in September, aims to help industry entities coordinate and collaborate in new ways against the high end adversaries attacking the corporate world.

The consortium is focused on sharing of threat intelligence, including indicators of compromise, according to a release.

We believe this will be a significant new source of information that contributes to the overall cyber threat intelligence capability of industry.

The mission of the Cyber Threat Alliance is to drive a coordinated industry effort against cyber adversaries through deep collaboration on threat intelligence and sharing indicators of compromise.

While past industry efforts have often been limited to the exchange of malware samples, this new alliance will provide more actionable threat intelligence from contributing members, including information on zero-day vulnerabilities, botnet command and control (C&C) server information, mobile threats, and indicators of compromise (IoCs) related to advanced persistent threats (APTs), as well as the commonly-shared malware samples. By raising the industry's collective actionable intelligence, alliance participants will be able to deliver greater security for individual customers and organizations.

"We must match our adversaries' aggressive drive to innovate with our own deeper commitment to collaborate. It's no longer enough to share and compare yesterday's malware samples. As an industry, we need to understand and be poised to react to the latest complex and multidimensional attacks of today and tomorrow. This cyber alliance provides a critical framework for educating each other on the infrastructure and evolving tactics behind these attacks."
Vincent Weafer, senior vice president for McAfee Labs, part of Intel Security

For more information on the cyber alliance and its members, visit:

This is a continuation of and very supportive of the trend we have been reporting on towards automation. This type of alliance will eventually be able to produce indicators that can be acted on in automated ways, giving a leg up to enterprise defenders.


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