Andy Patrizio

Andy Patrizio is a freelance journalist based in southern California who has covered the computer industry for 20 years and has built every x86 PC he’s ever owned, laptops not included.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of ITworld, Network World, its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Is Facebook looking to build its own data center chips?

Cray reunites with AMD for new supercomputers

Cray reunites with AMD for new supercomputers

Cray just announced the Cray CS500 product line featuring AMD's Epyc 7000 processor.

New marketplace for FPGA custom apps launches

New marketplace for FPGA custom apps launches

Accelize's new app store, AccelStore, offers custom programmed applications for FPGA accelerators for use on premises and in the cloud.

One in five serverless apps has a critical security vulnerability

One in five serverless apps has a critical security vulnerability

An audit by PureSec found one in five serverless apps has a critical security flaw that would allow attackers to hijack and use the app for malicious purposes.

Overclock puts your idle servers to work for other people

Overclock puts your idle servers to work for other people

Using Overclock's Akash Network, companies can turn their unused servers into Kubernetes-orchestrated Docker containers for rent.

New distributed database adds international and GDPR controls

New distributed database adds international and GDPR controls

Cockroach Labs says the geo-partitioning tools in version 2 of its CockroachDB distributed database help companies comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation.

Nvidia packs 2 petaflops of performance in a single compact server

Nvidia packs 2 petaflops of performance in a single compact server

At its GPU Technology Conference this week, Nvidia took the wraps off a new DGX-2 system it claims is the first to offer multi-petaflop performance in a single server, thus greatly reducing the footprint to get to true...

Patches for Meltdown and Spectre aren’t that bad after all

Patches for Meltdown and Spectre aren’t that bad after all

An industry vendor that tested the Meltdown and Spectre patches says one significant area of performance is impacted, and even that is a rare scenario.

IBM, HPE tout new A.I.-oriented servers

IBM, HPE tout new A.I.-oriented servers

But the real winner in this race is Nvidia.

There’s still a lot of life left in tape backup

There’s still a lot of life left in tape backup

From capacity to security, there’s still a lot to like about tape backup. And it isn't going anywhere fast.

IBM launches private IoT analytics cloud platform

IBM launches private IoT analytics cloud platform

IBM's Cloud Private for Data brings the same flexibility and elasticity of the public cloud to your data center.

Another selling point of bare-metal cloud providers: local service

Another selling point of bare-metal cloud providers: local service

Small and mid-size businesses like bare-metal cloud service providers because they are within driving distance -- they want to keep their data center nearby.

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