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Intel, speaking out of turn and damaging its intimate relationship with Microsoft, has revealed that legacy x86-compiled software will not work on the ARM version of Windows 8. In all likelihood, this means that Windows 8 ARM machines — tablets and smartphones — will ship with a very small library of compatible apps.
Windows 8 ARM will be the first full-bodied version of Windows that has been completely severed from its x86 ancestors. No Windows software will work on the ARM version without significant code rewrites and recompilation.
During Intel’s financial analyst meeting Monday, CEO Paul Otellini announced that he is refocusing the company, moving its “center” from PC processors to processors for the burgeoning mobile market . That means Intel will be trying to get a footing in the elusive, yet lucrative mobile market, which encompasses smartphones, tablets and netbooks.
With the 320 Series, Intel has added native 128-bit AES encryption on the drives, which protects data while at rest on the NAND flash memory.
For data resiliency, Intel also included surplus NAND flash chips on the drive’s board over and above the usable capacity. If the SSD’s controller detects a potential chip failure, it automatically migrates data to the spare capacity.
Intel has also included small capacitors in its latest SSD, so that in the event of a power loss, data writes in progress to the NAND flash memory will be completed.
Intel’s ill-fated Itanium line has lost another supporter, with Oracle announcing that it is to immediately stop all software development on the platform.
New 510 SSD series takes advantage of high-speed SATA bus interfaces on new Intel Core platforms.
Supporting data transfers of up to 500MB/sec, the Intel SSD 510 doubles the sequential read speeds and more than triples the sequential write speeds of Intel’s SATA 2.0 SSDs. The drives offer sequential write speeds of up to 315MB/sec.