eWeek Newsbreak, Sept. 1, 2008

Intel Developers Forum happens just once a year here in the U.S. Spanning over 3-days, attendees piled in the Moscone center in San Francisco to check out everything from next generation processor technologies to the newest advances in storage and virtualization. Attendees were also treated to numerous training and information sessions, including topics on blu-ray disk platform development, energy-efficient platforms, extending battery life of mobile PCs using Intel??s solid state drive solutions and network data protection in the data center. The true eye-catcher, however, at this year??s conference was Intel??s 2008 Ultimate Geek Challenge. Contestants were put to the test in three rounds, with the winner walking away with the title Ultimate Geek 2008, as well as winning a brand new Smart Passion Coupe.