Intel has announced it has released a new platform called “Intel Power Management Technology” (IntelPTM).
The platform is a product of Intel’s “IntelNext Generation Power Manager” (NGMP), an open source software suite developed for use with Intel’s Power Management Platform (Intel’s “Power Manager”) which runs on the server, workstation and mobile devices in the Intel ecosystem.
IntelPtm aims to provide “less power consumption”, and the goal is to have it run on “a single server, a single workstation, a device that’s mobile, or a device you’re already using”.
“We want the Power Management to run in any device, from a laptop to a desktop computer, so that any device that can run IntelPower Management can run it as well,” said Jim Bauers, executive vice president of Intel Corporation.
“It’s going to be a great platform for us to deploy and scale.”
Intel PTM will be available in a number of platforms and will be part of the Intel platform that powers many of the major computing devices in a range of industries including mobile devices, server processors and storage.
Bauers confirmed that Intel will be making the PTM available for all Intel products, but he did not confirm whether or not that includes laptops.
The company has been releasing Linux and Android versions of the Ptm for a number a years, and Bauters confirmed that it would be possible to install Linux on the platform in a future version.
While the “Intelnext generation power management” platform is designed for the server and desktop, it is being designed for use in the IoT (Internet of Things) space.
According to Baurs, “Intel is very focused on the IoT and the future of the connected home.”
“With IntelPTM, we can provide IoT-class performance for embedded applications that are running on Intel chips, and for the power management that is running on other Intel chips.
This is an area where Intel is still in the early days,” said Baures.
There are two IntelPtm platforms currently available.
On the server side, IntelPm is designed to power the Intel Core i7-7700U and the Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 CPUs in servers.
However, on the desktop side, the IntelPym is designed with the Xeon E7-7850 v3 CPUs in desktop PCs.
These are both Intel chipsets that have traditionally been designed for servers and servers are not known to be good at delivering power to these processors.
But this is changing, with IntelPmm being the first of its kind to be available for use on the mobile devices that power so many of Intels consumer and enterprise products.
Currently, Intel PTM is not available in the Google Play store, and there is no information about availability for the Google Home platform.
As the platform is intended for use by servers, it will be expected that it will have similar performance characteristics to servers.
This means that it is unlikely that IntelPmt will compete with Google’s own Power Manager.
For more, check out our full Intel article on the company’s new power management platform.