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.

AMD promises faster and more efficient networking, eventually

AMD promises faster and more efficient networking, eventually

AMD has compiled diverse networking technology that it plans to optimize for enterprises, cloud providers, and the most demanding high-speed applications.

Startup says its chips handle HPC workloads better than GPUs

Startup says its chips handle HPC workloads better than GPUs

InspireSemi's Thunderbird chips are compatible with multiple programming languages, making it easier to compile existing HPC code for them.

Dell launches mini HCI system for Azure Stack

Dell launches mini HCI system for Azure Stack

Now you can start very small with a single 1U server and expand.

Google launches VMs powered by newest Intel Xeon

Google launches VMs powered by newest Intel Xeon

Google Cloud says its new C3 virtual machine instances deliver performance gains up to 20% over its previous generation C2 instances.

Intel details FPGA roadmap

Intel details FPGA roadmap

Intel is taking its FGPA lineup beyond the data center and extending its Agilex products to remote, edge computing, and embedded systems.

Report: Price of flash memory to drop faster, further in Q4

Report: Price of flash memory to drop faster, further in Q4

TrendForce Research predicts that oversupply of SSDs will lead to price cuts as much as 20% in Q4 2022.

SambaNova ships second-generation AI systems

SambaNova ships second-generation AI systems

SambaNova DataScale servers can perform both AI training and inference, which eliminates expensive data movement.

Lenovo spends its 30th anniversary making 50 announcements

Lenovo spends its 30th anniversary making 50 announcements

New Lenovo servers, storage, edge products, and liquid cooling options are each part of an announcement deluge.

Single-core vs. multi-core CPUs

Single-core vs. multi-core CPUs

Some apps need CPU clock speed while others need multiple cores, so base your server purchases accordingly.

Nvidia strikes AI consulting deals with Deloitte, Booz Allen Hamilton

Nvidia strikes AI consulting deals with Deloitte, Booz Allen Hamilton

Consultancies bring experience that enterprises may not have to develop their AI strategy and products.

Nvidia GTC: Hopper processor in full production

Nvidia GTC: Hopper processor in full production

The H100 Tensor Core GPU is in full production, and the first servers based on Nvidia's new Hopper architecture are due next month.

Seagate launches self-healing storage technology

Seagate launches self-healing storage technology

Seagate's Exos storage arrays can rebuild data from failed hard drives, leaving the rest of the drives in the array operational and reducing the frequency of swapping out bad drives.

ARM updates Neoverse enterprise processor roadmap

ARM updates Neoverse enterprise processor roadmap

Nvidia’s Grace processor will be one of the first chips to use Arm’s upcoming Neoverse V2 CPU cores.

IBM launches fourth-gen LinuxONE servers

IBM launches fourth-gen LinuxONE servers

IBM LinuxONE Emperor 4 server uses the System Z processor and boasts better performance vs. x86 and greater power efficiency.

Nvidia Hopper GPU slays predecessor in ML benchmarks

Nvidia Hopper GPU slays predecessor in ML benchmarks

Benchmarks aren't the same as real world use, but they can give a good idea of what’s to come, and Nvidia's Hopper GPU performance is impressive.

Arm lawsuit threatens Qualcomm chips developed by its Nuvia subsidiary.

Arm lawsuit threatens Qualcomm chips developed by its Nuvia subsidiary.

A lawsuit claiming license violations by Qualcomm and Nuvia could hobble production of processors based on Arm technology.

IBM is leasing on-prem System i servers

IBM is leasing on-prem System i servers

IBM offers a flat-fee subscription for single-core System i servers.

Microsoft adds virtual cores to Windows Server licensing

Microsoft adds virtual cores to Windows Server licensing

Microsoft adjusts Windows Server fees after threats of lawsuits by European cloud service providers.

Nvidia partners with Dell and VMware for faster AI systems

Nvidia partners with Dell and VMware for faster AI systems

New vSphere paired with Nvidia DPUs will speed up data center performance.

Intel partners for $30B fab investment in Arizona

Intel partners for $30B fab investment in Arizona

Deal with Brookfield Asset Management brings more chip production to the US and frees up more Intel cash.

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