Intel demos rock-solid VoIP call on MID

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Thomas Ricker
March 3rd, 2008
In this article: atom, eb, intel, mid, silverthorne, umpc, voip
Intel demos rock-solid VoIP call on MID

Yeah, we know. We've seen this EB MID engineering sample kicking around for nearly a year now. However, this is the first time we've seen it running a rock-solid, VoIP application on that tiny Silverthorne, eh hrm, Atom processor. So solid, in fact, that Intel purposely crashes the OS while the VoIP call keeps on kicking. That piece of magic comes via VirtualLogix who keep the network stack and audio running in a virtualized Linux instance while the main OS reboots. Pretty compelling glimpse of a future without voice contracts. Don't believe us? Check the video after the break.
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