Author's Blogs

What me worry?
By Steve Pitzel (Intel)Posted 09/22/200625
Look. There are a couple cores on my chip. The way things seem to be going, there may be a whole bunch of them someday. Who knows, one day the stupid thing might be so lousy with them it looks like a fly's eyeball. Do I care? Should I? What sort of software application even needs to be multi-thre...
64-bit...who cares?
By Steve Pitzel (Intel)Posted 09/20/20063
Okay, I care. When I came onboard at Intel seven years ago there was this cool 64-bit processor called Itanium. Man, I thought, that could be a killer workstation! Unfortunately...the Itanium was abducted by the server aliens before I even had a chance to hang my Softimage and Alias posters up in...
64-bit and Intel
By Steve Pitzel (Intel)Posted 09/20/2006159
A few days ago an OEM asked whether or not Intel had 64-bit... It was kind of funny, kind of sad - and, of course, the OEM should know we do...but, then again, I have to admit we've done a pretty lousy job to date of letting folks know about our 64-bit offerings - while AMD has even included 64 p...
What the heck am I doing at Intel?
By Steve Pitzel (Intel)Posted 09/11/20062
I'm a recovering animator. No, I take that back - you never really recover from animating - you just have less time to do it. For six years I had the pleasure of training animators, modelers, layout artists and other digital animation and FX artists from Disney Feature Animation, Sony Digital Ima...