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.

Cray to license Fujitsu Arm processor for supercomputers

USPS invests in GPU-driven servers to speed package processing

USPS invests in GPU-driven servers to speed package processing

U.S. Postal Service plans to use servers powered by Nvidia GPUs and deep learning software to train multiple AI algorithms for image recognition, yielding a tenfold increase in package-processing speed.

HPE boosts storage, hyperconvergence products with AI

HPE boosts storage, hyperconvergence products with AI

HPE SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure gains artificial intelligence capabilities; HPE Primera storage platform gains composability features to boost agility and scalability.

AMD Epyc processors continue to gain momentum

AMD Epyc processors continue to gain momentum

Dell, HPE and Lenovo have more than doubled their AMD-powered server offerings. Meanwhile, Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, and Microsoft Azure have announced plans to deploy Epyc processors in their data centers.

Digital Realty acquisition of Interxion to reshape data-center landscape

Digital Realty acquisition of Interxion to reshape data-center landscape

Strategic acquisition will give Digital Realty a huge boost globally, thanks to Interxion’s European data center sites and its interconnection capabilities linking Europe to Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

Intel unveils new Xeon E-2200 line for entry level servers

Intel unveils new Xeon E-2200 line for entry level servers

The not-so-new line will go where eight cores will do instead of 28 cores.

Micron finally delivers its answer to Optane

Micron finally delivers its answer to Optane

New drive offers DRAM-like performance and is targeted at analytics and transaction workloads.

Psst! Wanna buy a data center?

Psst! Wanna buy a data center?

Data centers are being bought and sold at an increasing rate, although since they are often private transactions, solid numbers can be hard to come by.

New mainframe uses: Blockchain, containerized apps

New mainframe uses: Blockchain, containerized apps

Blockchain and containerized microservices can benefit from the mainframe’s integrated security and massive parallelization capabilities.

Three-way merger creates major new cloud solutions provider

Three-way merger creates major new cloud solutions provider

New company formed by the merger of AHEAD, Data Blue, and Sovereign Systems will focus on integrating on-premises and cloud infrastructure. The three companies have very little overlap, except they all support Dell and Cisco.

Hitachi Vantara unveils massively scalable storage array

Hitachi Vantara unveils massively scalable storage array

New VSP 5000 storage system is the fastest NVMe array on the market and covers everything from cloud integration to mainframes.

HPE, Nutanix deliver private cloud as a service

HPE, Nutanix deliver private cloud as a service

HPE hardware plus Nutanix's Enterprise Cloud OS and its AHV hypervisor create a combination for on-premises deployment that's intended to compete with cloud services.

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