VMware wins Intel Innovation Accelerated Award

Quoting from Intel official announcement:

Lenovo’s demonstration of its ThinkPad* X41 Tablet captured top honors at the inaugural Technology Innovation Accelerated Awards held at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco.

Seventeen demos vied as finalists for the awards, which recognize technological pioneering and adoption of Intel’s new platform strategy. The company’s platform strategy centers on the integration of suites of hardware, software, services and support that enable new capabilities for people in all facets of their lives – at work and at home, in productivity, information, entertainment and healthcare.

Lenovo was a triple winner, taking Best of Show for its ThinkPad X41 Tablet demo that also took top honors in the Mobility category. Lenovo’s demo of a ThinkCentre M52 featuring Intel® Active Management Technology won first place in the Digital Office category.

The complete list of categorical winners:

  • Data Center
    VMware for its Hardware Assisted Virtualization Technology. The demo showed an Intel Xeon processor with Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel EM64T) and Virtualization Technology running VMware Virtualization Platform for consolidation of heterogeneous OSes.
  • Digital Home
    AVerMedia Technologies for its AVerTV MCE Media Expansion Card, a PCIe interface dual tuner and HW MPEG encoders TV tuner card with DVI output capability that utilizes the Intel 945G SDVO interface. Demonstrated was a cost-effective Windows XP Media Center Edition solution with Intel 945 Platform. The live demo included TV viewing and PVR function in Windows XP Media Center Edition.
  • Digital Office
    Lenovo for its ThinkCentre M52 featuring Intel AMT. The demo showed remote provisioning of a powered down client system through Intel AMT.
  • Mobility
    Lenovo for its ThinkPad X41 Tablet demonstration that also won Best of Show. Demonstrated was the product’s function with LANDesk software. The demo showed off the product’s superior mobility, security, performance and ease of use. The ThinkPad X41 Tablet, features Intel Centrino Technology (Pentium M 758, 915GM, Intel 2915ABG, Intel GMA, and DDR2 RAM).
  • Research and Technology
    NEC for its 64-bit Montecito Solution. The NEC Express 5800 series 1000 platform supports three generations of Itanium processors in a single system: McKinley, Madison and Montecito. The Express 5800 will run applications written for all generations of Itanium. The Express platform can be configured as separate partitions or as a single symmetric multi-processor.
  • Storage
    Promise Technology for its SuperTrak Ex8300 with IOP331 processor RAID 6 Multiple Drive Failure. The demo highlighted Promise Technology’s emerging solutions for RAID, an emerging technology for shared storage systems and the large, high-capacity SATA disk arrays used in many servers today.

All exhibitors and sponsors of IDF were eligible. Judging the 17 finalists, narrowed down from 30 total entries, were hundreds of journalists and analysts covering the three-day technical conference at Moscone Center.

“Promoting technology leadership efforts driving Intel’s evolution to a platform strategy, the Technology Innovation Accelerated Awards recognize companies and individuals who take a creative approach in creating exciting new products through technologies that promise to exceed customer expectations,” said IDF General Manager Rob Chapman.

Intel plans to expand the awards program internationally, and hold a 2nd Semi-Annual Technology Innovation Accelerated Awards at IDF in March 7-9, also in San Francisco.