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.

IDC: Enterprises still moving workloads back from the cloud

IDC: Enterprises still moving workloads back from the cloud

Cloud performance issues can force workloads back on-premises and prevent some from getting to the cloud in the first place.

New PCI Express spec doubles the bit rate

New PCI Express spec doubles the bit rate

PCIe continues to double its data rate, targeting 800G Ethernet and cloud computing.

StorONE enables HDD connectivity over NVMe-oF

StorONE enables HDD connectivity over NVMe-oF

New enterprise storage system can connect NVMe SSDs and HDDs on one platform, which means users don’t have to maintain separate all-flash and hard-disk arrays.

High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) delivers impressive performance gains

High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) delivers impressive performance gains

Chip-level breakthrough boosts supercomputers and artificial intelligence (AI) applications

AMD ups its supercomputer components

AMD ups its supercomputer components

A new AMD accelerated processing unit will deliver 8-times the performance of its current top ACU that powers the world's first exascale supercomputer.

Pure Storage upgrades AI platform built on Nvidia DGX systems

Pure Storage upgrades AI platform built on Nvidia DGX systems

AIRI//S is a scalable AI infrastructure that integrates Pure’s scale-out storage with Nvidia compute systems.

RSA: Intel reference design to accelerate SASE, other security tasks

RSA: Intel reference design to accelerate SASE, other security tasks

Intel says its reference design will enable accelerator cards to offload security processing from server CPUs without requiring more rack space.

Ampere trials AmpereOne server processor with customers

Ampere trials AmpereOne server processor with customers

Next generation of Ampere’s server processors features customized Arm cores and is aimed at cloud data centers.

ISC ’22: The AMD-Intel-Nvidia HPC race heats up

ISC ’22: The AMD-Intel-Nvidia HPC race heats up

At the International Supercomputer Conference, processor rivals AMD, Intel, and Nvidia talk up recent successes, future plans.

Vultr offers affordable access to Nvidia GPUs

Vultr offers affordable access to Nvidia GPUs

Cloud services provider Vultr is offering fractional Nvidia A100 GPU instances for customers that don’t need the full power of more expensive options.

Nvidia announces HPC and edge reference designs, liquid cooling plans

Nvidia announces HPC and edge reference designs, liquid cooling plans

Nvidia has four new compute-node reference designs for for demanding tasks including AI training, high-performance computing, digital twin modeling, and cloud graphics.

IBM launches a software-defined storage server for AI

IBM launches a software-defined storage server for AI

IBM says the ESS 3500 storage devices will improve AI training by up to 70%.

Pure Storage, Snowflake partner for on-premises data warehousing

Pure Storage, Snowflake partner for on-premises data warehousing

Snowflake has always worked in the cloud, but some data warehouses are on premises, and that needed to be addressed.

Western Digital unveils 26TB hard drives, 15TB enterprise SSD

Western Digital unveils 26TB hard drives, 15TB enterprise SSD

Storage giant updates its high-capacity hard drives and SSDs and debuts a new portable storage device.

Cisco issues alert for defective memory sticks in its servers

Cisco issues alert for defective memory sticks in its servers

Cisco says manufacturing errors are to blame for flaws in its 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB dual in-line memory modules (DIMM).

AMD integrating Xilinx tech, pushing software development

AMD integrating Xilinx tech, pushing software development

AMD CEO says, ‘You should see us investing a lot more in software.’

The three-way race for GPU dominance in the data center

The three-way race for GPU dominance in the data center

Nvidia, AMD, and Intel are about to slug it out for a share of the growing graphics-processing-unit market that’s being fueled by the needs of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Intel's Gelsinger predicts chip shortage will run through 2024

Intel's Gelsinger predicts chip shortage will run through 2024

Intel CEO linked ongoing chip shortage to a lack of manufacturing equipment and difficulty building semiconductor fabrication plants.

IBM announces first major update to Power9 servers in three years

IBM announces first major update to Power9 servers in three years

The scale-out servers are descendants of the AS/400 mid-range server dating back to the 80s.

Gartner: Hybrid work helps boost use of cloud services

Gartner: Hybrid work helps boost use of cloud services

As enterprises move beyond pilot stages of cloud use, they will spend close to $500B worldwide this year, Gartner projects.

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