Results of Habragoda and Intel Habra Competition – 2022

The rating is, of course, good, it pleases the editors and motivates the authors. But if the page is called “Blog of Company X”, and contains A, B, C, D and so on up to Z, moreover, in an arbitrary order, so that at least some information about X there must be searched for a very long time – which one from is it the reputation and commercial benefits of Company X? HYIP for HYIP’s sake is not our way. Intel’s blog will not become a yellow press, it will definitely remain in its blue and white corporate colors. And it’s time to get back to him!

Last December, we launched the Intel History New Years Contest. The questions were designed in such a way that someone who has read our blog carefully over the past few years can answer them without difficulty. We can now post the correct answers.

1. Which company commissioned Intel to create its first 4004 programmable processor?
Commissioned by the Japanese company Nippon Computing Machine Corp. (a trademark of Busicom).

2. When (month, year) was the official announcement of the first 32-bit Intel processor?
This question outwitted us a little. We did not explicitly indicate the microarchitecture of the processor, and there were essentially two correct answers: in October 1985, the incredibly popular x86 processor i386 was released, but before it in February 1981 debuted the iAPX 432 of its own architecture, which did not receive much distribution. Both options were valid.

3. To which software product related to computer vision, Intel is involved twice: the project for its development began within the walls of the company, then completely separated from it, and later returned to his family Pentium penates?
The question turned out to be more complicated than we expected, and the options offered were very different: both RealSense and Movidius. But the correct answer is OpenCV, we have repeatedly mentioned the intricate trajectory of the relationship between Intel and OpenCV in the blog.

4. What is Intel’s unofficial name for cleanroom workwear?
Of course, a bunny costume.

5. What was the name of Intel originally (only 2 weeks)?
Correct answer – NM Electronics, by the first letters of the founders’ surnames. It is curious that initially the founding fathers were going to call the company by their full names, Moore Noyce, but it turned out to be more noise, and noise in electronics is not held in high esteem.

6. What popular wireless technology is now emerging from the collaboration between Intel and Ericsson in the late 90s?
It’s about Bluetooth technology. Once again, we propose to re-read the history of the emergence of this technology, told by its authors themselves.

7. What educational project for students has existed exactly as long as the Russian development office of Intel?
The Intel Summer School, or officially the Summer Internship, is a project that we blog about with love and awe, just like other Intel academic programs. By the way, the Intel-NNSU winter school on optimizing the performance of computer vision algorithms will take place on February 2-8, you have a few more days to get to it!

8. What toolkit, released in 2019, radically changed the ideology of Intel software development products?
Intel oneAPI toolkit – how much of this sound has merged for the Intel blog in the last two years. And on our prize sweatshirts, the symbolism of this particular product.

9. What disaster was the largest technology disaster in Intel history – it happened in 1975?
On May 1, 1975, a fire completely destroyed Intel’s newly built factory in Penang, Indonesia.

10. What was the name of the first Intel product?
In April 1969, Intel introduced its first product, the Intel 3101 static RAM.

And now our winners. They are:

  • Alexander Yakushev
  • Alexander Vinkovsky
  • Danil Stoyanov
  • Ilya Koshkin
  • Violetta Eksuzyan

The last two winners have not sent us any addresses to send the prizes. We hope they read this article and get in touch with us. Congratulations, and we wish you your honestly earned prizes as soon as possible!

And finally, about blog statistics. During the year, 59 articles were published, here are the best ones.

  • Top rated posts (rating +19) – Projects of the Intel Development Center in Russia. Intel VTune and Intel Core – 12th generation on the march, by saul. For the second year in a row, an article from the series dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Intel Development Center in Russia has received the main prize. We, who have invested a lot of time and effort in this project, are very, very pleased. Well, getting into the top of Intel’s main news of the past year is completely predictable.
  • Most commented post (111 comments) – Intel Core – 12th generation on the march, by saul. Again, everything is clear, see above.
  • The post with the maximum number of views (22k views) – Intel Core – 12th generation on the march, by saul. This year’s rating is uncontested, isn’t it? 🙂
  • Most Favorite Post (49 additions) – What is OpenVINO ?, by miriteam. Congratulations to the NSTU students who have just started working with OpenVINO, and have already been able to write a useful and interesting article. It’s only the beginning!

Happy and informative New Year for everyone!

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