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Intel Labs Europe

 

Intel Labs Europe (ILE) is a network of Research & Development, Product, and Innovation Labs spanning the European region as well as a variety of Intel business units. ILE was formally established in early 2009 as a central means of coordinating activities across Intel’s diverse network of labs and to further strengthen Intel’s commitment to and alignment with European R&D. In addition to driving key technology innovations for Intel, ILE works closely with academic, industry, and government institutions to advance innovations and strengthen Europe’s technology leadership in the global community.

 

Our research locations and open innovation collaborations:

 

Austria

Intel Mobile Communications

(Villach)

The design center of Intel Mobile Communications in Villach conducts research and product development on mixed analog-digital systems in nano-scale technology at 28nm and beyond. A special focus lies on standards for wireless communications like LTE, UMTS, GSM, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The group covers pre-development, product design, physical implementation, component verification, system engineering and project leadership of these mixed analog-digital systems. Specific projects of Intel Mobile Communications, Villach, are analog to digital converters and digital to analog converters for LTE transceivers as well as for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth transceivers.

Belgium

Intel Communications Infrastructure Solutions Lab

(Kontich)

The Intel lab in Kontich drives innovations with telecom equipment manufacturers, service providers and ecosystem partners to integrate Intel-based communication infrastructure solutions. This involves working closely with various Intel product divisions and partnering with Intel’s technology integrators. The objective is to comprehend and execute new and emerging usage models to support early adoption of various Intel technologies across the solution stack. Current focus is on telecommunication infrastructure solutions (like software defined networks, network function virtualization, and packet processing) to enable next generation services in the industry.

ExaScience Lab

(Leuven)

Intel, imec, University of Antwerp, Ghent University, Hasselt University, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Vrije Universiteit Brussel officially opened the Flanders ExaScience Lab in June 2010. This lab is located at the imec research facilities in Leuven, Belgium. It develops software to run on Intel-based future exascale computer systems delivering 1,000 times the performance of today’s fastest supercomputers, using up to 1 million cores and 1 billion processes to do so. The Flanders ExaScience Lab is focused at enabling scientific applications, beginning with the simulation and prediction of “space weather,” or electromagnetic activity in the space surrounding Earth’s atmosphere. Chosen for its extremely complex nature, the software findings are expected to be used and extended to address many other problems.

 

Denmark

Intel Mobile Communications

(Aalborg)

The Intel Mobile Communications lab in Aalborg, Denmark, resulted from Intel’s acquisition of the Infineon Wireless Solutions division in 2011. The Aalborg lab was founded in 1999 and maintains a strong partnership with the Aalborg University to collaborate on upcoming technologies and foster innovation capability for future products. Funded research projects with the university include SAFE (Smart Antenna Front End) focusing on next generation radio frequency (RF) front end power and size reductions and 4GMCT (4th Generation Mobile Communication and Test platform) focusing on reduced product design cycle time . The Intel Mobile Communications lab in Aalborg conducts research in the areas of RF, product innovation and integration, security, audio, storage and RF driver technologies and project management in order to ensure short time to market and fast maturity of new advanced wireless communication technologies. The RF teams provide innovative and best in class RF hardware and software systems engineering as well as RF verification solutions, including simulated field experiences (virtual drive testing) and beyond conformance RF testing.

 

Turkey

Intel (IOT Ignition) Open Lab

(Istanbul)

The Internet of Things (IoT) Ignition Lab is a centre created to spur innovators to collaborate with Intel on end-to-end IoT solutions. The center joins the network of Ignition Labs that are already running in Stockholm, Munich, and Swindon in the UK. Using the centre to build and test hardware and software analytics for business value.  Intel will work with customers in the centre to develop solutions needed in smart buildings retail and transport and will also be open to any industries that IoT deployments might benefit. The Lab will provide the a facility to build and test IoT solutions that will transform our businesses and everyday lives.

 

Finland

Intel Open Technology Center 
(Espoo)
Since 1980, Intel has focused Finland development operations on customer relations and support. Strengthening its research and development capabilities, Intel has opened a center in Espoo that will benefit from the availability of highly-skilled professionals specializing in open source. This investment is part of Intel’s strategy to develop solutions and drive forward innovation in open source software development. The center will focus on ensuring that a breadth of open source solutions run exceptionally well on Intel architecture.
Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing
(Helsinki)
The collaborative venture between Intel and Helsinki University is affiliated to the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing in Germany and conducts research in the areas of "Usable Mobile Security" and "Early Warning Systems for Mobile Malware". The institute focuses on developing and strengthening techniques for platform security in mobile devices with a particular emphasis on the usability of those techniques. The institute defines new usable paradigms to reduce the risk of mobile malware and develop security and privacy solutions that are useful to ordinary users. The joint research also paves way for new user-friendly mobile solutions that reduce security risks for companies. For more Information please visit: http://crisc.intel.eu/
Intel Research and Development Center
(Tampere)
Since 1980, Intel has focused Finland development operations on customer relations and support. Strengthening its research and development capabilities, Intel has opened a center in Tampere that will benefit from the availability of highly-skilled professionals specializing in mobile platform development. This investment is part of Intel’s strategy to develop solutions and expand its presence across mobile market segments. The center will focus on accelerating the adoption of Intel in mobile devices and help ensure they run exceptionally well on Intel architecture.

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France

Intel Open Source Technology Center

(Montpellier)

The Intel Open Source Technology Center (OTC) in Montpellier, France, was established in 2010. The lab is developing open source software targeting various kinds of devices like in-vehicle-infotainment and mobile systems as well as smartTVs running on Tizen platforms. Tizen is a free and open source mobile operating system based on Linux and implemented on standards-based HTML5. The main focus of the Intel Open Source Technology Center lies on communication and mobile technologies like 3G/4G telephony, Bluetooth, near field communication (NFC), messaging, HTML5, device management, and DLNA.

Intel System Modeling and Simulation Center

(Nantes)

The Intel System Modeling and Simulation Center in Nantes develops system development solutions for multicore virtual prototyping as well as simulation tools to expedite design decisions. Intel® CoFluent™ Design provides system-level modeling and simulation tools that enable embedded device and chip designers to model and validate new concepts and architectures. Learn more at: http://www.intel.com/content/www/fr/fr/cofluent/intel-cofluent-studio.html
The Intel® CoFluent™ Studio University Program provides access to Intel® CoFluent™ studio for teaching and academic research. For information please visit: http://www.intel.com/content/www/fr/fr/cofluent/cofluent-university-program.html

Exascale Computing Research Center

(Paris)

Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, Grand Equipement National de Calcul Intensif, Intel Corporation and Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines have entered into an agreement to create an Exascale Computing Research Center. Part of Intel's European research network – Intel Labs Europe – the center will explore how to build high-performance computing systems with a thousand times the performance of today's fastest supercomputers. The term "exascale" refers to computers that are able to process 1018 instructions per second. 1018 is one quintillion using the US short scale numbers system, or one trillion in European long scale.

Intel Mobile Communications Lab

(Sophia Antipolis)

The Intel Mobile Communications Lab in Sophia Antipolis is one of a number of labs resulting from Intel’s acquisition of Infineon WLS divisions in 2011. The Lab conducts research in the areas of Embedded Memories, Audio and Speech enhancement technologies and Advanced Wireless modems technologies. The Embedded Memory team provides innovative and best-in-class memory solutions and several important patents in the area of low-power/low-voltage memories have been granted. The Audio and Speech enhancement team works on achieving outstanding end user audio experience. Areas of expertise include advanced processing including multi-microphone sound recording, noise reduction, echo cancellation, loudspeaker enhancement. The wireless modem research activities aim to develop innovative algorithms and architectures to advance wireless communications efficiency. The lab maintains strong partnerships with universities to collaborate on upcoming technologies and foster innovation capability for future products.

Intel Wireless Certification Lab

(Sophia Antipolis)

The Intel Wireless Certification Lab was established following the acquisition of Shiva Corp. in 1999. The lab represents 130 countries worldwide and is the center for standardization, testing, validation and regulatory certification of wireless network solutions for Wi-Fi and WiMAX. The lab works with the various spectrum authorities in different countries, to obtain authorization to deploy Intel wireless devices and ensure that regulatory requirements are met in product designs. It also acts as a regulatory interface for all Intel customers helping them to meet requirements when implementing Intel wireless devices into their systems.

Intel Ultra Mobility R&D Labs

(Toulouse and Nice)

The Intel Ultra Mobility Group (UMG) Labs, in Toulouse and Nice, France were established in 2009. These two Labs are the results of the strategic charter of UMG to create enablement solutions for our partners and customers selling Intel® Atom™ processor based platforms. The Intel UMG France Labs will take all the ingredients of a Smartphone i.e. Chipset, HW boards, 3G/4G modem solutions, Linux OS kernel BSP, MeeGo, Telephony Middleware, Modem stack and orchestrate the integration and validation of these ingredients through an intensive set of System Test cases & System validation. The underlying charter of these labs is to continuously optimize power consumption of the solutions created , while offering the most innovative Smartphone functions.

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Germany

Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing
(Darmstadt)
The Intel Collaborative Research Institute (ICRI) for Secure Computing is focused on security research for mobile and embedded systems to drive the future in new usage models, secure system software, and hardware security primitives. At this Institute, Intel and the Technische Universität Darmstadt will explore ways to dramatically advance the trustworthiness of mobile and embedded devices and ecosystems. For example, the joint research will seek ways to develop secure, car-to-device communications for added driver safety; new approaches to secure mobile commerce, and a better understanding of privacy and its various implementations. By grounding the research in the needs of future users, the institute will then research software and hardware to enable robust, available, survivable systems for those use cases.
ExaCluster Laboratory 
(Jülich)
In May 2010 Forschungszentrum (Research Center) Jülich, the German company ParTec and Intel have signed a multi-year agreement to create the ExaCluster Laboratory at Jülich. This lab is a private/public collaboration and explores the key challenges of building computing systems with a thousand times the performance of today’s fastest supercomputers. The ExaCluster Laboratory conducts research to address key problems of systems management software for large heterogeneous super computer systems to reach exaFLOPS performance. This includes research on open exascale runtime system software, software tools and simulation software. The ExaCluster Laboratory’s work with the European high performance computing community is expected to push the boundaries of computing to deliver exaFLOPS capable supercomputers.
Automotive Innovation & Product Development Center
(Karlsruhe)
The Automotive Innovation & Product Development Center is the global center of competence for the automotive sector of Intel. It performs technology and product development in the fields of in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and telematics. In cooperation with the automotive industry, the center is accelerating innovative embedded and automotive solutions for consumer electronics and communication technologies based on Intel® architecture. These encompass a variety of digital applications that can be used by drivers and passengers inside a vehicle, including internal connectivity, navigation systems with interfaces for traffic information, location-based services, external communications, and entertainment for passengers sitting in the back.
Intel Open Lab 
(Munich)
The Intel Open Lab Munich was established in March 2009. Together with the Ireland Innovation Open Lab, it will coordinate R&D activities across the European Union for best resource allocation. As a part of Intel Labs Europe the lab will focus on key technology areas such as Automotive (car infotainment), Automation (embedded computing), and Education and Sustainability. Additionally, the Intel Open Lab Munich drives several Joint Innovation Programs with global industry segment leaders.

Intel Visual Computing Institute

(Saarbruecken)

The Intel Visual Computing Institute (Intel VCI) was established in May 2009 in collaboration with Saarland University, and is being closely linked with Saarland’s “Cluster of Excellence on Multimodal Computing”. It serves as a new focal point for visual computing research in the EU. Among the research areas are 3-D Internet, scientific visualization, human body, artificial intelligence and content & context awareness. The Intel VCI represents Intel’s first European joint industry and university collaboration in visual computing. It is also Intel’s largest European university collaboration to date. The Intel VCI will also contribute to the company's Tera-scale Computing Research Program.
Intel Debugger Tools Lab 
(Ulm)
The Debugger Tools Lab in Ulm develops debugger products for Mobile Internet Devices, products in the embedded market and desktop and server systems which are based on Intel® Architecture (Intel IA). Key products developed in Ulm today include software development tools for Mobile Internet Devices and debugger systems supporting embedded applications as well as parallel applications running on Intel’s leading multi-core processors. The teams include engineers for both development and support of software tools.
Intel Mobile Communications
(Dresden, Duisburg, Munich, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Ulm)
Intel Mobile Communications (IMC) resulted from Intel’s acquisition of the Infineon Wireless Solutions division in 2011. The IMC labs in Germany develop and market innovative semiconductor products and solutions for wireless communications leveraging unique advantages in the areas of radio frequency (RF), mixed signal / power management, monolithic integration and comprehensive know-how in cellular software and systems. Intel Mobile Communications targets the fast growing market segments of smart phones, connected devices, and ultra-low-cost (ULC) phones. The focus of the roadmap is to provide the most cost-effective 2G/3G single-chip platforms for ULC phones up to entry-level smart phones and to offer best-in-class 3G/4G slim modem and RF solutions for mid-to high-end smart phones and connected devices.

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Ireland

Intel Open Lab

(Leixlip)

The Intel Open Lab – Ireland, located on the Intel Ireland campus in Leixlip, Co. Kildare, fosters cooperation between Intel, industry and academia through joint research and innovation programs. The Lab’s mission is to facilitate and engage in open research and innovation opportunities in Europe that can ultimately lead to value-driven technology solutions. The Open Lab is a key member of the Intel Labs Europe (ILE) network and is home to two research labs; the Cloud & Services Lab and the Energy & Sustainability Lab.

 

The Intel Cloud & Services Lab is focused on dependability and platform/service differentiation in cloud computing, and on IT management framework processes for technology adoption. Specific research topics include instrumentation and manageability of cloud infrastructures, open interface specifications, service level agreements, context awareness and digital preservation. The lab’s research output includes usage models, prototypes, technologies and open standards which enable dependable cloud environments and support automatic discovery and selection of optimal platform services; as well as a process-based framework for mapping IT improvement efforts.

 

The Intel Energy & Sustainability Lab conducts research focused on novel sensing, actuation, analytics and services, applied to the domains of energy, the environment and sustainability. The lab’s research output is focused on the creation and enablement of new solutions and services to improve quality of life and drive multiple resource optimisation. The lab collaborates through formal engagements with academia, industry and governments through a ‘triple helix innovation’ approach on areas such as sustainable cities and communities, and renewable energy integration with smart grid and smart water systems.

 

The Intel Open Lab Ireland partners with Intel Open Lab Munich as one of two ILE Open Labs which serve as portals to the wider network of Research & Development, Product, and Innovation Labs spanning the European region. The Open Lab’s facilities include physical laboratories, offices, meeting and demo spaces as well as an innovation/collaboration studio.

Intel Performance Learning Solutions Center

(Leixlip)

Intel Performance Learning Solutions Center (PLS) facilitates and manages research and innovation projects on the Intel Ireland site and is part of the Intel World Ahead organization. It develops software for the education sector including skoool, Intel's award-winning international education program which was rolled out in over 30 countries. The PLS also developed first PC user programs used in more than 50 countries. The PLS team works closely with education software researchers, education publishers and content developers worldwide to develop and deliver digital content and solution strategies supporting Intel Education Solutions and first PC user programs worldwide.

Innovation Value Institute

(Maynooth)

The Innovation Value Institute (IVI) in Maynooth is a unique industry/academic collaboration founded by Intel Labs Europe and the National University of Ireland (NUI) to research, develop and diffuse new models and methods for IT management and IT Innovation. The consortium is comprised of over 40 private and public sector organizations including Intel, Microsoft, SAP, ENZO, Xilinx, BP, The Boston Consulting Group, ESB, Ernst & Young, Aviva, Compugen, Chevron and Airtricity. The IVI consortium has many of the characteristics associated with the knowledge and innovation communities espoused as part of the European Institute of Technology.

Intel Embedded Lab

(Shannon)

The Intel Embedded Lab in Shannon was founded in 2000 and provides a single integrated point of focus for Intel activity in embedded market segments in the European region. The R&D aims to provide Intel’s embedded customers with even more compelling solutions in bladed server applications and highly integrated small form factor solutions. The team in Shannon is actively engaged with the local community through a number of initiatives, especially the promotion of science and technology in schools. The lab is also active at a national level promoting advanced technology research sponsoring and facilitating activity in collaboration with some of Irelands leading universities under the auspices of the Science Foundation of Ireland (SFI).

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Israel

Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Computational Intelligence

(Haifa)

To enable radically new user experiences, the Intel Collaborative Research Institute (ICRI) for Computational Intelligence is exploring advanced machine learning, brain-inspired computing, and heterogeneous computing platforms, and machine learning guided architecture and design. In a joint collaboration with the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the ICRI will explore ways to enable computing systems to augment human capabilities in a wide array of complex tasks. For example, by developing body sensors that continuously monitor the owner’s body, researchers could then pre-process this information and take appropriate actions. The system can continuously monitor human functions from the brain, heart, blood, eyes and more, and send this data to a remote server that will combine them with other data such as environmental weather conditions, along with historical data, and could proactively warn people about a potential headache or dizziness during driving.

Intel Israel Open Innovation Center

(Petach Tikva)

The Israel Open Innovation Center (IOI) was established to provide a strong link between local research institutes, leading industry players and Intel. The IOI is a multidisciplinary team, composed of experts from all across Intel Israel. The team sponsors local collaborations, leverages local funding opportunities and looks after relationship with top notch academic research centers to drive strategic alignment with Intel’s long term roadmaps. As part of Intel Labs Europe, IOI’s role is to link between Intel’s extensive R&D network in Europe, various R&D institutions in Europe, and the key design centers and manufacturing facilities in Israel.

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Netherlands

Intel VIED Lab

(Eindhoven)

The Intel Video and Imaging Engineering Design (VIED) lab was formerly known as Silicon Hive and acquired by Intel in 2011. The Intel VIED lab is specialized on creating low power solutions for compute-intensive applications in the fields of imaging, video encoding and decoding, video post-processing and communications. It develops technology for complete camera and video subsystems consisting of a combination of multi-core processing platforms, imaging and video firmware and control software. These subsystems are used in combination with other environments for communications, graphics and low power Intel based general purpose processing to construct complete system-on-chip solutions for products such as high-end smartphones and tablets.

 

Northern Ireland

Intel Mobile Cloud Computing Lab
(Belfast)
The Intel Mobile Cloud Computing Lab in Belfast was established after Intel acquired Aepona in early 2013. The lab's API Monetisation Platform (AMP) provides a highly scalable and available software solution that empowers Communications Service Providers to expose, manage and monetize their network, commercial, informational and contextual assets as simple-to-use APIs. The lab provides support to the AMP business unit from a strategic perspective with regards to product, customer and industry standards driven collaborations and proof of concepts. Both product and application demonstration capabilities are available to support marketing and sales of the AMP product suite and the broader Intel initiatives which include AMP. The lab's vision is to be a center of excellence for product innovation, including a lab environment for supporting demos and trials.

SAP and Intel Collaboratory

(Belfast)

The formation of the SAP and Intel Collaboratory at the SAP Research Centre in Belfast marks another important milestone in the strong collaboration between SAP, Europe’s largest software organization and Intel, the world’s largest processor company. The research lab will develop a joint and industry linked R&D capability in the IT domain, focusing on the areas of Cloud Computing and sustainable IT. The SAP and Intel Collaboratory’s research activities will allow SAP and Intel to collectively build upon the research efforts currently already underway. The collaboration of the two large multinational companies, aims to develop a critical mass of European knowledge and R&D capability in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

 

Poland

Intel Technology Center

(Gdansk)

The Intel Technology Center in Gdansk was set up in October 1999 after the acquisition of Olicom Poland. It is a software and hardware research center dedicated to communications technology. Employees focus on designing, developing and delivering software and hardware building blocks for networking products based on the Intel® Internet Exchange Architecture. In close cooperation with the Gdansk University of Technology. The Intel Technology Center Poland defines new methods for engineering education, expands working opportunities for highly educated people in Poland, supports education with funding for laboratory equipment, and sponsors scientific scholarships for talented students.

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Romania

Intel Romania Software Development Center

(Bucharest)

The Intel Romania Software Development Center was established in December 2010. It facilitates Intel R&D activities in the area of mobile computing in particular with regards to performance analysis and optimization. The Center innovates in support of best possible user experiences across a large spectrum within the compute continuum, from Cloud computing environments and high-performance clients to mobile devices and tablets. The Intel Romania Software Development Center is also collaborating with leading Romanian universities, like the Politehnica University of Bucharest, on research projects, events and workshops, as well as curriculum developments through courses and labs.

Intel Educational Software Development Lab

(Cluj-Napoca)

At Intel Education our mission is to support the rapid technology adoption in the classroom. We are working to create an ecosystem of hardware, software and digital content specifically designed to help students learn and to offer educators the tools to effectively integrate technology into the classroom. This work is based on over a decade of experience working with teachers and students. We’ve helped prepare more than 10 million teachers around the world to bring technology into their classrooms. Intel has acquired Kno, a leading education-software company whose guiding mission is to change the way students learn. Much like Intel, Kno believes engagement is key to student success.

The acquisition of Kno boosts Intel’s global digital content library to more than 225,000 higher education and K-12 titles through existing partnerships with 75 educational publishers. Even more, the Kno platform provides administrators and teachers with the tools they need to easily assign, manage and monitor their digital learning content and assessments. We’re looking forward to combining our expertise with Kno’s rich content so that together, we can help teachers create classroom environments and personalized learning experiences that lead to student success.

 

Russia

Intel Simics Technology Center
(Moscow)
The Intel Simics Technology Center in Moscow provides Simics based simulation platforms for Intel Architecture client/server platforms and systems-on-chip. Simics Intel Architecture based platform simulations accelerate the adoption of new approaches to the software development life cycle, yielding in dramatic reduction of project risks and development costs. It also leads to an improvement to both product quality and engineering efficiency.
For more information please visit: http://www.windriver.com/products/simics/

Intel Labs St. Petersburg

(St. Petersburg)

Intel Labs in St. Petersburg was formed in 2004 and conducts research and development on hardware and software technologies to improve connectivity and application performance on Intel platforms. Current research includes reconfigurable data-streaming accelerators, software tools for system-on-a-chip (SoC), and workloads characterization and optimization on mobile Intel platforms. This lab has also made major contributions in the areas of the advanced forward-error correction techniques, methods to improve the quality of video over wireless, the standardization and regulation of wireless technologies in Europe, and reconfigurable baseband processors to enable radios which support multiple wireless standards. The lab collaborates closely with both Saint-Petersburg and Russia Academia community on multiple projects.

Intel Software Development Labs

(Nizhny's Novgorod and Novosibirsk)

Created in the spring of 2004, the Intel Nizhny's Novgorod Lab (INNL) is now one of the largest Intel research and software development centers in Europe. Acting as the hub site for Russia research and development the Russia Software Development Center employs specialists who are focused on creating new and innovative software development products that harness the power of Intel architecture for e-Business solutions.

Engineers at Nizhny Novgorod develop software tools and applications for Intel architectures including compilers or performance libraries and productivity analyzers. R&D work at the site is primarily focused on the following areas cross-platform software optimization and performance analysis, Media and signal processing / Communications system architecture / signal processing algorithms and end-to-end simulations for wireless communications / physical and mathematical models for silicon design and manufacturing /  Data mining and machine learning and growing expertise in Visual Computing.


Serbia

Intel VIED Center

(Belgrade)

The Intel Video and Imaging Engineering Design (VIED) Center in Serbia has been established after the acquisition of Silicon Hive in February 2011, as part of the Intel Mobile Communications Group, devices R&D division. The main focus of this center is the development of advanced imaging and video post-processing applications for mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and Ultrabooks™. One part of the Intel VIED Center in Belgrade is developing new algorithms, with the second part mapping them to Intel architecture and Silicon Hive multi-core subsystems. In addition to that, a small group is developing application-specific hardware accelerators.

Intel and BSC Exascale Laboratory

(Barcelona)

The Intel and BSC Exascale Laboratory in Barcelona was established by Intel Corporation and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) in November 2011 and is located at the premises of BSC. The Intel and BSC Exascale Laboratory focuses on highly scalable parallel run-time systems to support the enormous amount of parallelism. Future exascale supercomputers will be hugely complex and challenging to understand and to control. This lab will try to solve many of these challenges by conducting R&D intended to enable better software tools to analyze and predict performance and behavior of highly complex exascale systems. The Intel and BSC Exascale Laboratory augments Intel’s European Exascale R&D strategy.

Intel New Devices Lab

(Seville)

This lab came about through the acquisition of Indisys which intel acquired in July 2013. Indisys was a Spanish startup which focused on natural language processing with a deep background in computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science and machine learning, it is now part of the Intel New Devices Division. As an Intel group, Intelligent Dialogue Systems keeps innovating and providing Intel with state-of-the-art technology in natural language processing and dialogue management".

 

Sweden

Intel Advanced Rendering Technology

(Lund)

Intel’s Advanced Rendering Technology (ART) team is a real-time 3D rendering research group that creates long-term solutions through basic and applied research. It collaborates with graphics software vendors and academic researchers, and publishes results in academic conferences and journals. The ART team, with offices in Lund (Sweden), San Francisco (CA, U.S.A), and Victoria (B.C., Canada), aims to solve the toughest problems in 3D rendering to make Intel platforms more competitive through new hardware features and software standards, and to lead the graphics industry through new techniques and regular dialogs with independent hardware and software vendors. ART delivers prototypes and source code, hardware feature requests, industry-leading papers presented at the top technical conferences in the field, patents, and standards proposals. For more information please visit: http://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-rendering-technologies.
Intel Simics Technology Center
(Stockholm)
The Intel Simics Technology Center in Stockholm provides a full system simulator for software developers to simulate any target hardware from a single processor to large, complex and connected systems. This simulation enables the software (board support package, firmware, real-time operating system, middleware, and application) to run on a virtual platform the same way it does on the physical hardware. The team in Stockholm develops the Simics core platform and provides general support for internal and external customers. For more information please visit: http://www.windriver.com/products/simics/

Intel (IOT Ignition) Lab

(Stockholm)

The Internet of Things (IoT) Ignition Lab is a centre created to spur innovators to collaborate with Intel on end-to-end IoT solutions. The center joins the network of Ignition Labs that are already running in Istanbul, Munich, and Swindon in the UK. Using the centre to build and test hardware and software analytics for business value.  Intel will work with customers in the centre to develop solutions needed in smart buildings, retail and transport, and will also be open to any industries that IoT deployments might benefit. The Lab will provide the a facility to build and test IoT solutions that will transform our businesses and everyday lives.

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Switzerland

CERN openlab

(Geneva)

Intel has been a significant contributor to the Open Lab at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) through provision of cutting edge technology in the form of new hardware and prototypes as well as in an advisory role on energy-efficient data centre, thermal specifications and the processing of complex data loads. Intel and CERN have been collaborating on scientific projects since the start of CERN openlab in January 2003. In November 2008 Intel entered into a new three year partnership with a goal to support a Platform Competence Centre including a R&D centre providing optimization and porting services in collaboration with the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments and other groups.
To learn more please visit: openlab-mu-internal.web.cern.ch/openlab-mu-internal/

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United Kingdom

Intel Digital Communications Lab
(Borehamwood)
The Intel Digital Communications Lab in north London focuses on algorithm and architecture development for digital communications systems. It has substantial experience in digital signal processing for wired and wireless communications, including single and multi-carrier modulation and advanced forward error correction. The lab has designed products for digital satellite and terrestrial television and is actively contributing to standards development relating to next generation hybrid fiber coaxial networks.
Intel Mobile Communications
(Daventry)
Intel Mobile Communications in the UK develops Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and other positioning system technology for Intel, following the acquisition of ST-Ericsson's GNSS technology in 2013. The lab has been developing positioning systems technology for over 30 years – one of the longest heritage in the semiconductor industry. The focus is on development of core positioning systems technology for mobile users of smart phones, tablets and portable computers. Increasingly this involves use of the new satellite navigations systems from the EU (Galileo) and China (Beidou), as well as the Glonass and GPS systems, coupled with other positioning technologies to provide best performance at lowest power consumption.
Intel Graphics and Media Lab
(Egham and Bristol)
The Intel Graphics and Media Lab originated as part of the Ziilabs acquisition in 2012 and is focused on developing algorithms and software for Intel's processor graphics hardware. The lab focuses on 3D, media and Android core software that fully utilizes Intel's processor graphics. Through its expertise and experience in low-power devices such as tablets and smartphones the lab plays a major role in Intel's graphics. The team is distributed between Egham, near London, and Bristol and works closely with its counterparts in Poland, India, and the USA. It also collaborates with the Android Open Source community.
Intel and BT Co-Lab
(Ipswich)
Intel and BT Co-Lab - a collaborative research laboratory – is based at Adastral Park close to Ipswich, UK. The research of this co-lab is expected to enable platform advances in telecommunications infrastructure and new technologies and services to facilitate sustainable and intelligent management of resources. The research conducted at the BT and Intel Co-Lab investigates two main areas: Network functional virtualization (NFV) and connected communities. NFV has the potential to deliver cost reduction in both the deployment and operation of network capabilities using standard high volume server platforms. In the area of connected communities, the co-lab will focus its research on providing innovative solutions that enable sustainable, intelligent management of resources and high quality of life in the locations where people work and live.
Intel Customer Deployment Engineering Lab
(Lincoln)
The Intel Customer Deployment Engineering lab in Lincoln is directly engaged at various levels with technical activities that support end-user platform integration of current and planned Intel Serial Presence Detect technology. This involves working closely with various Intel technology groups and collaborators. The objective is eco-system enabling of multi-screen gateway and TV on Intel Architecture. Key technology focus areas include WiFi, MoCA 2.0 and networking.

Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities

(London)

Focused on understanding and enhancing the sustainability of cities and their inhabitants’ quality of life, the Intel Collaborative Research Institute (ICRI) for Sustainable Connected Cities is defining a robust research agenda to define the future of sustainability city life. This joint collaboration among Intel, Imperial College London and University College London aims to address challenging social, economic and environmental problems of city life with computing technology. Using London as a test bed, researchers will explore technologies to make cities more aware and adaptive by harnessing real-time user and city infrastructure data. For example, through a city urban cloud platform, the city managers could perform real-time city optimizations such as predicting the effects of extreme weather events on the city’s water and energy supplies, resulting in delivery of near-real-time information to citizens through citywide displays and mobile applications.

Intel Open Source Technology Center

(London)

Intel's Open Source Technology Center (OTC) is home to the core of Intel's open source development efforts and part of Intel’s Software and Services Group. The OTC in London is located at St. Clare House and originated as part of the OpenedHand acquisition in 2008, focused on developing user experiences for devices using open source software. The lab drives user experience design and development in mobile and device operating systems. The main focus of the center lies on the Tizen operating system for mobile devices, contributions to the Yocto embedded Linux Project and graphics stacks.

Intel High Performance Computing Lab

(Swindon)

The Intel High Performance Computing (HPC) lab in Swindon is focused on driving Intel technology throughout the HPC sector in Europe. The lab enables customers and partners to get early remote access to the latest Intel processors and other HPC related technology, such as 10GbE Ethernet with iWarp, Solid State Disks. The lab is flexible and offers various hardware and software setups. The Swindon lab works closely with various HPC segments including Oil and Gas, Formula One racing and the Automotive markets. We also work with Independent Software Vendors and Independent Hardware Vendors (ISV’s & IHV’s) on various research and development projects. We work closely with various European Universities on cutting edge HPC research projects.

Intel Memory IP Lab

(Swindon)

The Intel Memory IP Lab, based in Swindon, creates designs for Intel's leading edge silicon processes to be used in Intel's system on a chip products. The lab gets involved very early on in the product development cycle. Most recently it has been developing memory interface blocks and data converter blocks. Over the last five years the Intel Memory IP Lab has also developed on-chip power delivery solutions, high speed serial interfaces and blocks for digital television. The lab works with customers to define initial specifications, develops the architecture, designs the analog and digital circuits, creates the silicon layout, tests the silicon and develops high volume test to enable manufacturing.

Intel fasterLAB

(Winnersh)

The Intel fasterLAB is focused on positioning Intel technology in the context of the Financial Services Industry (FSI) market place and emerging horizontal technologies such as HPC (High Performance Computing), Virtualization and standards. The Intel fasterLAB has successfully tested the performance of a range of FSI Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) on new Intel platforms, and is poised to provide valuable benchmark facilities to the industry around trading latency testing and combinations of technologies to address the drivers of the FSI market. The lab is open to end users and partners alike, having access to a now unique combination of Intel engineering and wide breadth of the market’s specialist ISVs.

Intel Security (McAfee) Lab

(Aylesbury)

Intel Security Lab was formed after the acquisition of McAfee. McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), empowers businesses, the public sector, and home users to safely experience the benefits of the Internet.  The company delivers proactive and proven security solutions and services for systems, networks and mobile devices around the world. With its visionary Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security and unique global threat intelligence network, McAfee is relentlessly focused on keeping its customers safe.

Intel Wearable IP Lab

(Swindon)


The Wearable IP lab is focusing on developing new building block components for Wearable technology which encompasses innovations such as wearable computers or devices; augmented reality (AR); and virtual reality (VR). The existing wearable technology market is dominated by a small number of devices: smart glasses, watches and fitness bands, many of which interact with smartphones and tablets via apps to track users’ sleep, health, and movement in a trend known as the ‘quantified self.

Intel (IOT Ignition) Open Lab

(Swindon)

Intel opened its fourth Internet of Things (IoT) Ignition Lab at its UK headquarters in Swindon, a centre created to spur innovators to collaborate with Intel on end-to-end IoT solutions. The centre is the first of its kind in the UK and joins the network of Ignition Labs that are already running in Stockholm, Munich, and Istanbul. Using the centre to test hardware and build  analytics for business value,  Intel will work with customers in the centre to develop solutions needed in smart buildings retail and transport and will also be open to any industries that IoT deployments might benefit.

The UK Ignition Lab will provide customers with a place to build and test IoT solutions that will transform our businesses and everyday lives. Intel said that the Ignition Lab space might also be used for educational workshops with local schools to learn hardware and software development. The Ignition Lab's data centre will join the IoT showcase room, which was launched last year on the same site. The showcase room is outfitted with IoT driven demos to give customers examples of working end-to-end business solutions.

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