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.

Enterprise adoption of smartNICs faces challenges

Semtech acquires Sierra Wireless for IoT technology

Semtech acquires Sierra Wireless for IoT technology

Semtech has been working on IoT technology, and buying Sierra will accelerate that effort.

HPE to ship a dedicated inference server for the edge

HPE to ship a dedicated inference server for the edge

The small form factor HPE Edgeline EL8000 is designed for AI tasks such as computer vision and natural-language processing.

SSD roundup: New products deliver speed, density gains

SSD roundup: New products deliver speed, density gains

Enterprise SSD products are separating themselves from their consumer counterparts by getting faster, smarter and denser.

Intel kills Optane amid cost cutting

Intel kills Optane amid cost cutting

Optane persistent memory technology was never adopted beyond Intel.

Dell upgrades PowerStore hardware, software

Dell upgrades PowerStore hardware, software

PowerStore performance gains include faster Intel processors, greater scalability, and tools to simplify NVMe capacity expansion.

Enterprise SSD prices are in for a drop

Enterprise SSD prices are in for a drop

A buildup of inventory has led to an oversupply of NAND flash, which translates to price drops for solid-state drives (SSD).

Sustainability goals drive data-center purchases

Sustainability goals drive data-center purchases

Liquid cooling, high efficiency equipment, and AI-enabled analytics are among the technologies driving more sustainable data-center operations.

Intel, other chipmakers warn of price hikes

Intel, other chipmakers warn of price hikes

Semiconductor companies plan to raise prices on processors and peripheral chip products in the coming months, and the price hikes will reportedly stretch into next year.

IBM adds four servers to Power10 lineup

IBM adds four servers to Power10 lineup

New Power10 servers also include pay-as-you-go consumption options.

Nvidia launches quantum computing platform

Nvidia launches quantum computing platform

The goal is to make it easier to program in quantum computing, which is very different from standard computing.

HPE announces Arm-based Ampere servers

HPE announces Arm-based Ampere servers

HPE becomes the first major server vendor to ship servers with the Arm-based processor.

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