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.

Liquid cooling and edge computing are featured at Gartner show

Data centers in 2020: Automation, cheaper memory

Data centers in 2020: Automation, cheaper memory

As data centers grow in 2020, enterprises will refine the balance between on-premises and cloud resources, adopt AI on servers and try to manage data sprawl effectively.

Google Cloud bare-metal initiative targets migrating legacy apps from on-prem

Google Cloud bare-metal initiative targets migrating legacy apps from on-prem

Google Cloud now offers Google Bare Metal Solution, a service that supplies hardware in the cloud for enterprises that want full control of the entire stack from operating system on up to their most important legacy apps.

Seagate doubles HDD performance with multi-actuator technology

Seagate doubles HDD performance with multi-actuator technology

By using two separate drive heads, a single drive effectively becomes two in Seagate's Exos 2X14 hard disk drive. Microsoft is testing the technology in its Azure data centers.

Ampere preps an 80-core Arm processor for the cloud

Ampere preps an 80-core Arm processor for the cloud

A new Ampere chip due out next year is single-threaded to avoid the 'noisy neighbor' problem that can impede customer workloads in multi-tenant cloud-provider networks.

HPE, DoE partner for AI-driven energy efficiency

HPE, DoE partner for AI-driven energy efficiency

HPE and the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory will work on developing AI and ML technologies for more efficient data-center operation

Inphi launches DSPs for long-distance 400Gb networking

Inphi launches DSPs for long-distance 400Gb networking

Inphi claims its new signaling chips will triple throughput while reducing power draw for transmissions up to 100 kilometers.

Nvidia quietly unveils faster, lower power Tesla GPU accelerator

Nvidia has upgraded its Volta line of Tesla GPU-accelerator cards to work faster using the same power as its old model.

8 ways to prepare your data center for AI’s power draw

8 ways to prepare your data center for AI’s power draw

Artificial intelligence requires greater processor density, which increases the demand for cooling and raises power requirements.

Cumulus Networks updates its network-centric Linux distribution

Cumulus Networks updates its network-centric Linux distribution

Company says its Linux is to networking what Red Hat is to servers.

Intel targets Nvidia (again) with GPU and cross-processor API

Intel targets Nvidia (again) with GPU and cross-processor API

Intel is looking to offer a unified CPU, GPU, and platform architecture that Nvidia doesn’t have but AMD does.

Digital Realty jumps into interconnection business

Digital Realty jumps into interconnection business

PlatformDIGITAL offers a single source for global data-center coverage, capacity and connectivity. Implementation blueprints aim to allow customers to quickly deploy enterprise infrastructure where they need it.

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