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.

New NVMe spec brings new support for hard drives

New NVMe spec brings new support for hard drives

Legacy spinning media will live alongside SSDs with the new non-volatile memory express 2.0 protocol that addresses the needs of HDDs.

New Cisco servers embrace hybrid cloud

New Cisco servers embrace hybrid cloud

Cisco UCS X-Series servers have a new architecture that supports blade- and rack-server features to simplify data centers and come loaded with management software to unify hybrid cloud environments.

Supermicro launches liquid cooling initiative

Supermicro launches liquid cooling initiative

Supermicro is offering three types of liquid cooling: direct to chip (D2C) cooling, immersion cooling, and rear-door heat exchanger (RDHx) cooling.

Oracle commits to Arm in the cloud

Oracle commits to Arm in the cloud

Oracle Cloud is offering VM instances, low-cost tools, and some free processing powered by Ampere Altra Arm processors.

Ampere points server chip roadmap toward cloud computing

Ampere points server chip roadmap toward cloud computing

The Arm server chip maker is lining up major cloud players for its processors.

Mythic AI gets funding to mass-produce edge chips

Mythic AI gets funding to mass-produce edge chips

The company specializes in inferencing with its analog, in-memory processor.

Pure Storage inches toward a cloud business model

Pure Storage inches toward a cloud business model

The company is offering its products and capabilities as services in a hybrid multi-cloud world.

AMD chips keep claiming more of the server market

AMD chips keep claiming more of the server market

AMD takes the high end of the CPU performance market while Intel gets the low-end.

Tech industry remains on a hiring spree

Tech industry remains on a hiring spree

Other sectors of the economy are doing poorly but tech keeps hiring, according to analysis of government data.

IBM leapfrogs everyone with its 2nm chips

IBM leapfrogs everyone with its 2nm chips

IBMs newly announced 2nm chip won’t be available for four years, but it is still going to be significant.

Nvidia competitor Graphcore preps US initiative

Nvidia competitor Graphcore preps US initiative

UK-based startup Graphcore believes its AI-focused processor can take on GPU Goliath Nvidia.

Google announces custom video transcoding chip

Google announces custom video transcoding chip

Dissatisfied with chips on the market, Google makes a video-transcoding chip to send better quality YouTube videos.

IBM updates its storage-systems portfolio

IBM updates its storage-systems portfolio

IBM adds higher capacity and software-defined storage systems for deployment on-premises and in the cloud.

Arm talks 40% and 50% better performance from 2 new server chips

Arm talks 40% and 50% better performance from 2 new server chips

Arm claims a 50% performance boost for Neoverse V1 for HPC and a gain of 40% its Neoverse N2 over the previous generation.

Venerable Linux distro Slackware comes back to life

Venerable Linux distro Slackware comes back to life

Slackware Linux, first released in 1993, is different from the more popular flavors, and that might be its appeal.

Siemens and Google Cloud team to deliver AI-based manufacturing solutions

Siemens and Google Cloud team to deliver AI-based manufacturing solutions

Google Cloud's AI and machine-learning capabilities will be combined with Siemens' factory automation portfolio.

Data-center outages: Causes are changing, report says

Data-center outages: Causes are changing, report says

Power issues are less likely to cause a major IT service outage, while IT configuration and network problems are becoming more common, according to the Uptime Institute.

Dell reportedly looking to unload its cloud unit

Dell reportedly looking to unload its cloud unit

Sale of Dell's cloud business, Boomi, could bring in $3 billion.

Verizon launches 5G fixed wireless in parts of 21 more cities

Verizon launches 5G fixed wireless in parts of 21 more cities

Verizon's 5G Business Internet offerings run from 100Mbps to 400Mbps for enterprise and SMBs with no data limits and a 10-year price lock for new customers.

Round-up of Nvidia GTC data-center news

Round-up of Nvidia GTC data-center news

From hardware leasing to AI tools we’ve got at least a partial roundup of announcements.

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