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.

Intel and Lenovo partner on HPC and AI initiatives

Intel and Lenovo partner on HPC and AI initiatives

The multiyear agreement will combine Lenovo hardware and liquid cooling technology with Intel chips and software.

Intel pulls the plug on Omni-Path networking fabric architecture

Intel pulls the plug on Omni-Path networking fabric architecture

Omni-Path Architecture, which Intel had high hopes for in the high-performance computing (HPC) space, has been scrapped after one generation.

Is your enterprise software committing security malpractice?

Is your enterprise software committing security malpractice?

ExtraHop discovered enterprise security and analytic software are "phoning home" and quietly uploading information to servers outside of customers' networks.

Xilinx closes SolarFlare purchase, promises high-performance networking

Xilinx closes SolarFlare purchase, promises high-performance networking

Xilinix's purchase of SolarFlare is part of the company's strategy to offer a full network and compute platform for the data center.

VMware’s Bitfusion acquisition could be a game-changer for GPU computing

VMware’s Bitfusion acquisition could be a game-changer for GPU computing

VMware will integrate Bitfusion technology into vSphere, bolstering VMware’s strategy of supporting AI- and ML-based workloads by virtualizing hardware accelerators.

NVMe over Fabrics enterprise storage spec enters final review process

NVMe over Fabrics enterprise storage spec enters final review process

The NVMe over Fabric (NVMe-oF) architecture is closer to becoming a formal specification. It's expected improve storage network fabric communications and network performance.

Verizon launches interconnect service through Equinix

Verizon launches interconnect service through Equinix

Verizon's proposed software-defined interconnect service (SDI) will help the company's customers connect Equinix colocation data centers.

Storage management a weak area for most enterprises

Storage management a weak area for most enterprises

Companies are adopting technology for such things as AI, machine learning, edge computing and IoT, but still use legacy storage that can't handle those workloads.

IBM expands its storage management software to support competitor products

IBM expands its storage management software to support competitor products

Users of non-IBM storage systems can now use IBM's metadata management software, Spectrum Discover, for unstructured data.

AT&T partners with IBM and Microsoft, focuses on network capabilities

AT&T partners with IBM and Microsoft, focuses on network capabilities

AT&T's partnerships with IBM and Microsoft will enable the company to focus on network capabilities, such as 5G, edge computing, and software-defined networks.

MPLS is hanging on in this SD-WAN world

MPLS is hanging on in this SD-WAN world

MPLS, the legacy networking protocol, is still viable and there is no need to replace it in certain use cases, argues one cloud provider.

Server hardware makers shift production out of China

Server hardware makers shift production out of China

Tariffs on Chinese products and unstable of U.S./China relations cause server hardware makers to move production out of China.

Intel unveils new 3D chip packaging design

Intel unveils new 3D chip packaging design

Intel has unveiled a new packaging innovation for creating 3D chip packages and multiple chip connections, which is important for server processor technology.

The Titan supercomputer is being decommissioned: a costly, time-consuming project

The Titan supercomputer is being decommissioned: a costly, time-consuming project

Titan, a supercomputer deployed in 2012 at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is going into retirement, but the task of decommissioning it is not trivial.

Colocation facilities buck the cloud-data-center trend

Colocation facilities buck the cloud-data-center trend

Lower prices and latency plus easy access to multiple cloud providers make colocation facilities an attractive option compared to building on-site data centers.

Seagate, Cloudian partner for high-density storage as a service

Seagate, Cloudian partner for high-density storage as a service

Data storage software vendor Cloudian has teamed up with Seagate Technology to offer a private cloud storage platform aimed at artificial intelligence (AI) and network-edge workloads.

HPE promises 100% reliability with its new storage system

HPE promises 100% reliability with its new storage system

Hewlett Packard Enterprise's new enterprise-class storage option, Primera, uses artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to deliver 100% reliability guaranteed.

Several deals solidify the hybrid cloud’s status as the cloud of choice

Several deals solidify the hybrid cloud’s status as the cloud of choice

On-premises and cloud connections are being built by all the top vendors to bridge legacy and modern systems, creating hybrid cloud environments.

Cracks appear in Intel’s grip on supercomputing

Cracks appear in Intel’s grip on supercomputing

New competitors threaten to take Intel’s dominance in the high-performance computing (HPC) world, and we’re not even talking about AMD (yet).

With Tableau, SaaS king Salesforce becomes a hybrid cloud company

With Tableau, SaaS king Salesforce becomes a hybrid cloud company

Once dismissive of software, Salesforce acknowledges the inevitability of the hybrid cloud.

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