With the right solutions, strategies, and partners, companies can convert the Internet of Things (IoT) into real-world opportunities today. Together with McAfee and Wind River, Intel is driving IoT value by accelerating the development and deployment of intelligent devices, creating systems of systems by connecting legacy devices to the cloud via intelligent gateways, and enabling analytics that transform organizations.
At the root of big data, intelligent devices are critical and should deliver the security and analytics to reliably filter and manage data locally. Intelligent gateways are also essential for connecting legacy systems and providing common interfaces and seamless communication between devices and the cloud. The final essential element is end-to-end analytics, which is the key to converting your data into customer value.
Intel is delivering a comprehensive portfolio of hardware and software products designed to unlock the data intelligence from the device through the network to the cloud. By developing horizontal building blocks for vertical end-to-end analytics, as well as distributed analytics for edge systems and the data center, Intel is enabling organizations to turn big data into actionable information. The enormous volumes of data generated and shared across intelligent devices and intelligent gateways can be analyzed, and their untapped value can be extracted to serve the organization. By providing the tools to extract value from data, Intel is helping organizations leverage IoT to achieve their goals today.
For example, the Pecan Street Research Project collects usage data for electricity, water, and gas, as well as solar energy generation data from more than 200 homes, schools, small businesses, and commercial buildings in Austin, Texas and sends it to Intel® Xeon® processor-based supercomputers for analysis at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas.
The data can be analyzed based on multiple variables, enabling researchers to ask the kinds of questions that can lead to real solutions, such as:
- Which refrigerators in this neighborhood are nearing the end of their energy-efficient life?
- Is it more effective to deploy solar panels on the south or west side of the building?
Watch this brief video, which shows how end-to-end analytics is being used to analyze smart grid usage trends. It shows how the Pecan Street Project has gathered billions of points of data that has allowed energy analysts to better understand energy usage trends based on real-world, actionable information gathered from intelligent devices.
In Florida, Orange County is similarly leveraging end-to-end analytics to leverage IoT and improve public safety. Orange County is utilizing visualization technology to provide real-time weather data to first responders. During an emergency, having the right information is the key to protecting the public. The Orange County Office of Emergency Management is providing real-time weather information by gathering data from devices based on Intel Technology and allowing dispatchers to pull up a visual view of weather data throughout the county to better prepare for hurricanes and other emergency weather conditions. Watch this brief video for more information on Orange County’s use of end-to-end analytics to improve public safety.
To make the most of IoT, organizations need end-to-end analytics and integrated systems that permit the safe transmission of data. Together with McAfee and Wind River, Intel enables the development of comprehensive end-to-end solutions that enable the secure movement of data from the device through the network to the cloud and back. By accessing, analyzing, and extracting the untapped value of your data, it becomes possible to enrich lives through new scientific discoveries, consumer experiences, and business models. For additional information, view the Pecan Street and the Orange County Office of Emergency Management videos.