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If you recall my last blog http://bitly.com/VEPanama  from 17 to 22 June 2012 I had the opportunity to visit the republic of Panama in Central America.

As some of you know, since the month of April I am working with the sales team for Intel's education, with emphasis on Latin America, primarily on content creation. Check our site in Spanish and tell me what you think http://bitly.com/tiparaedu

Panama had an event called Virtual Educa. It is a Latin American level event, held every year in a different country of the continent. http://t.co/JlSvr6h7  This year it was Panama’s turn, last year was in Mexico and 2013 will be in Colombia. The 2014 one is planned in Peru.

At Virtual Educa you meet people from around the continent who present their ideas and proposals on how to improve education in their countries. Check out this link for details of the event and our presence http://bitly.com/VEIntelbooth

Something that struck me is that I saw an ad on TV talking about how Panama needs to embrace technology to get ahead and become a developed country.

At our booth we had a full house. People were thirsty for information. http://t.co/WzIyAHpt . And people attended each class that they had at the event. We had a booth where we demonstrated and handed out information about the products we are promoting for education and had some guests making presentations. For three days http://twitpic.com/9yz3xi we raffled an ultrabook, and we made many teachers happy http://t.co/zguogIMZ

We had visitors from all over the world and teachers and students from all regions of Panama came to the event. Here you can see some girls in native clothing http://twitpic.com/9y8u7l

You have to visit this beautiful country. I tell people that it is between San Diego and Miami (more like Miami for heat and humidity), and perhaps more tall buildings than in San Diego http://twitpic.com/9yk5z6

Oh and if you need access the internet, Panama has 1005 points for free access. http://twitpic.com/9yz65p

 

Si recuerdan mi último blog http://bitly.com/VEPanama del 17 al 22 de Junio del 2012 tuve la oportunidad de visitar a la hermana republica de Panamá en Centro América.

Como algunos de ustedes sabrán, desde el mes de Abril estoy trabajando con el equipo de ventas para educación de Intel, con énfasis en Latinoamérica, principalmente en la creación de contenidos. Chequen nuestro sitio en español y díganme que piensan http://bitly.com/tiparaedu

En Panamá hubo un evento llamado Virtual Educa. Es un evento a nivel Iberoamericano, que se realiza cada año en un distinto país de América. http://t.co/JlSvr6h7 Este año fue en Panamá, el pasado fue en México y el 2013 será en Colombia. El 2014 está planeado en Perú.

En Virtual Educa te encuentras con gente de todo el continente presentando sus ideas y propuestas sobre cómo mejorar la educación en sus países. Chequen este link para mas detalles del evento y de nuestra presencia http://bitly.com/VEIntelbooth

Algo que me llamo la atención cuando llegue es que un anuncio en televisión hablaba de cómo Panamá necesita abrazar la tecnología para salir adelante y convertirse en un país desarrollado.

En nuestro stand tuvimos un lleno completo. http://t.co/WzIyAHpt La gente estaba sedienta de información. Y atendió cada clase que había en el evento. Nosotros tuvimos un stand donde demostramos y repartimos información sobre los productos que estamos promoviendo para la educación así como tuvimos algunos invitados haciendo presentaciones. http://twitpic.com/9yz3xi Durante tres días del evento rifamos una ultrabook, e hicimos a muchos maestros felices http://t.co/zguogIMZ

Tuvimos visitantes de todas partes del mundo y maestros y estudiantes de todas las regiones de Panamá vinieron al evento. Aquí pueden ver unas niñas en su vestimenta autóctona http://twitpic.com/9y8u7l

Si no han tenido la oportunidad de visitar a este bello país no lo dejen para después. Le digo a la gente que es entre San Diego y Miami (mas como Miami por el calor y la temperatura), y quizás con mas edificios altos que en San Diego http://twitpic.com/9yk5z6

Ah y si necesitan accesar la internet, Panamá cuenta con 1005 puntos gratis de acceso. http://twitpic.com/9yz65p

 

Se você lembrar o meu blogue http://bitly.com/VEPanama passado de 17-22 junho 2012 eu tive a oportunidade de visitar a irmã República do Panamá na América Central.

Como alguns de vocês sabem, a partir do mês de abril eu estou trabalhando com a team de vendas para a educação da Intel, com ênfase na América Latina, principalmente na criação de conteúdo. Chequen nosso site e dizem-me que pensa http://bitly.com/tiparaedu

Panamá teve um evento chamado Virtual Educa. É um evento continental, realizado anualmente em um país diferente. http://t.co/JlSvr6h7 Este ano foi no Panamá, a última foi no México, e 2013 será na Colômbia. O 2014 está prevista no Peru.

En Virtual Educa você puede conhecer pessoas de todo o continente para apresentar suas idéias e propostas sobre como melhorar a educação em seus países. Confira neste link para mais detalhes sobre o evento ea nossa presença http://bitly.com/VEIntelbooth

Algo que me impressionou é um anúncio na TV falando sobre como o Panamá tem de adotar a tecnologia para chegar à frente e se tornar um país desenvolvido.

Em nosso estande tivemos a casa cheia. As pessoas tenia sede de informações http://t.co/WzIyAHpt. E en cada classe tinha participaram total. Tivemos um estande onde eles demonstraram e entregou informações sobre os produtos para educação. Nos teve alguns convidados fazendo apresentações de produtos. http://twitpic.com/9yz3xi Durante três dias nos sorteado um ultrabook, e fez muitos professores felizes http://t.co/zguogIMZ

Tivemos visitantes de todo o mundo e os professores e estudantes de todas as regiões do Panamá veio ao evento. Aqui você pode ver algumas meninas em trajes típicos http://twitpic.com/9y8u7l

Você  tem que visitar este belo país.  Eu digo às pessoas que estão entre San Diego e Miami (mais parecido com Miami por calor e temperatura), provavelmente com mas edifícios altos que em San Diego http://twitpic.com/9yk5z6

Ah, e se você precisar acessar a internet, o Panamá tem 1005 pontos de acesso livre. http://twitpic.com/9yz65p

As you may know, since April I have been working with the education team, with some emphasis in our activities in Latin America. The team has created web sites in English and Spanish to make it easy for potential buyers to understand our offerings to the educational market. I encourage you to visit both and let me know what you think. The URLs are: http://bitly.com/tiparaedu for the Spanish version and http://intel.ly/itforedu for the version in English.

Next week I will have the opportunity of attending an event in Panama, Central America, called Virtual Educa.

I have been in Panama a few times in the past, but only limited to the airport in my way to Sao Paulo, in Brasil. Virtual Educa is sponsored by the Organization of American States and it is hosted by a different country every year in the continent. It gathers high level decision makers such as Ministers of Education, corporations and non-profit organizations. Intel is the main corporate sponsor and we will have presence in several fronts: keynotes, classes and demos at our booth. We have a website in Spanish we created to explain our presence, its link is www.intel.com/virtualeduca. Oh, I forgot, if you come to the event, you will have a chance to enter to win one of three ultrabooks we will have at the event.

I invite you to visit our newly created web pages and if you are in Panama next week come and visit our booth, attend some of the classes, keynotes and enter to win!

I will report to all of you how it went and will be twitting real time any relevant news, follow me at @intel_marcos

A flying saucer has crashed into Montana's Lake Okobojion during  the 4th of July celebrations while 20 residents of the town of Pleasantville are missing. Agents Fox and Dana, of X Files fame, have enrolled an underwater robotics team to search for the UFO and the missing residents, while they distract the National Guard for about 30 minutes.

You are a member of the team. This can have life or death implications for the world. What do you do?

So far 20 teams are already designing underwater remote operated vehicles called ROVs that will maneuver on this imaginary scenario. Today, friday June 8th, the organizing team is working hard  recreate the scenario to the slightest detail possible.The NURC team will open the challenge to the public at  Chandler High School auditorium on Saturday, June the 9th  from 8:00 PM to 2 AM (overnight) and to the world via Live Stream. The link for the live broadcast will be provided atwww.h2orobots.org during the night of the challenge. The  public will be able to visit the teams at the robot pit areas at Chandler High Cafeteria, Friday June the 8th and Saturday June the 9th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and during the night of the competition.

 

This scenario, game, rules and the realistic props are the creation of APASE  (Arizona Promoters of Applied Science in Education) a grass-roots group of teachers, students and professionals who support educational opportunities that inspire students to pursue Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM).

 

Many organizations have provided support, in kind or financially, including the Medtronic Foundation, Si Se Puede Foundation,  Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies - PADT ,Tres Aquas Adventures - sail, SCUBA dive, travel; Carey Home Inspection Service, Inc.; !nventivity; SEAD Architecture; Nello's pizza in Tempe; Chandler High School; Carl Hayden High School; and Critical Mass Communications.

I have always been an enthusiast of technology, robotics and everything STEM. The Carl Hayden robotics team, again, are the brains behind this competition.

Hope you have a chance to come, bring your friends and family (yes it is kid friendly) and get inspired to support these amazing young people.

For those of you who have an application that does digital signal processing, you may want to check out this site to learn more about the tools available from Intel to enable your applications. We just launched this tool recently and want to see what you all think about it.

These tools help you to optimize your code to take advantage of multicore technologies, by helping to parallelize your code, identifying bottlenecks, etc.

If you are doing vision analytics, video recognition, etc. this is for you.

 

http://edc.intel.com/Intel-Product-Technologies/signal-processing/

 

Hope you all enjoy this!

Analog display outputs such as Video Graphics Array (VGA) and the low voltage differential signaling technology (LVDS) panel interface would no longer be supported in product lines starting in 2015.

HDMI has increasingly been used for easy connection to consumer electronics devices. DisplayPort is expected to become the single digital display output for embedded flat panels, monitors and projectors.

In addition to support for LVDS ending in 2013 and VGA in 2015, SDVO will also not be supported starting 2013.

http://newsroom.intel.com/community/intel_newsroom/blog/2010/12/08/leading-pc-companies-move-to-all-digital-display-technology-phasing-out-analog

There’s a group of embedded software developers who are half programmer and half mathematician. You know who you are. You’re using fast Fourier transforms (FFT), coding IIR filters and operating on large matrices. When working with large amounts of data, you’ve found that SIMD (single instruction, multiple data) instructions can really speed things up.

 

If you work with large floating point numbers, I have some good news. Get twice the throughput of floating point operations with the latest Intel® architecture processors that double the size of SIMD registers – going from 128 bits to 256 bits. These changes to the instruction set are called Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions or Intel® AVX. Even if you don’t call SSE instructions explicitly, it’s possible to see a performance increase when calling one of over a hundred Intel® IPPs (Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives) that already take advantage of the extensions.

 

Floating point instructions are used all over embedded:

 

  • Medical – noise removal in medical imaging
  • Industrial – adaptive PID (proportional–integral–derivative) algorithms in control applications
  • Military - compensation for non-straight-line motion when processing SAR (synthetic aperture radar) images
  • Communications – echo cancellation and precise pulse code modulation (PCM)

 

learn more at http://software.intel.com/en-us/avx.

Went to San Diego and attended the 2010 underwater autonomous competition. This is an event that has been going for the last 13 years and attracts college students from around the world. This year there were Japanese, Korean, Canadian, Icelandic, and US teams.

 

Although the competition is open to college students, these folks are more engineers than students. They devote countless hours doing these projects and many of the robots there are very professionally made. There is a lot of debate on the fact that a lot of students in the USA are not embracing careers in science and engineerings. These young people do not have that issue.

The great majority of the teams competiting were using Intel (only one was not). All the top teams were using high end procesors such as core 2 duo. This year winner, Cornell University (see picture of robot) was using a quad core processor.

 

The main challenge in creating underwater robots, besides the fact that they go under water, causing for the most part countless mechanical issues, is the navigation. UAVSI, the organization that puts together this event, focuses on unmanned vehicles.

Most of the students are very proficient in vision processing algorithms, tools, etc. The majority are using a version of linux.

 

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