It has already been four months since Intel hosted its third Intel Developer Forum (IDF) of the year at the Moscone West in San Francisco. Like every forum, there is much excitement that surrounds this event. However, what made the San Francisco IDF so prominent compared to the previous IDFs (Beijing and Sao Paulo) held earlier this year was the official launch of Intel’s peer-to-peer technology solution called: Intel(R) Common Connectivity Framework (Intel(R) CCF).
The launch was announced inside one of the classrooms at the Moscone West. Intel, in addition to revealing the product, supplemented the peer-to-peer theory taught inside the classroom with live demonstrations showcased at both the Advanced Technology Zone and the Ultrabook Zone. Those in the audience witnessed that Intel(R) CCF is essentially a versatile middleware which allows ISVs (Independent Software Vendors), OEMs (original equipment manufacturer), SPs (Service Providers), etc. to be able to develop compelling applications (i.e. around gaming, education, collaboration, photo and video sharing, document/photo/video syncing, anti-theft/security, etc.) that can work across platforms (i.e. IA-based Smart Phones (Android), Tablets (Windows 8/Android), and Ultrabooks (Windows 7/8); ARM-based Smart Phones (iOS/Android) and Tablets (iOS/Windows 8/Android), etc.) and across all transport layers (i.e. Bluetooth, WiFi, WiFi Direct, and 3G/4G LTE).
Amongst the variety of Intel technologies being demonstrated at both the Advanced Technology Zone and the Ultrabook Zone, Intel had kiosks dedicated for showcasing Intel(R) CCF. Intel also demonstrated their own application which was built on top of the Intel(R) CCF middleware called the Intel(R) Connect Center. With the Intel(R) Connect Center, the end-user can perform very fundamental, yet powerful functions such as peer-to-peer multicast chat, multicast file-transfer (drag and drop, etc.) and multicast photo shoot/share. In addition to these core applications, Intel showcased some very exciting ISV applications and POC (proof of concept) applications.
In essence, Intel(R) makes peer-to-peer socialized computing possible. It is based on a social networking model which allows you to registered via a Google account, a Yahoo account, or any account of that nature, syncing your information into a cloud service. Therefore, each device has a persona in the context of peer-to-peer discovery and peer to-peer application execution.
Check out video footage (http://www.youtube.com/user/guptawimaxchannel) and photos (https://plus.google.com/photos/104885153951569574520/albums/5820196937565844657?authkey=CM6G2OCi56Te-wE) from IDF 2012.