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.

Ampere preps an 80-core Arm processor for the cloud

Ampere preps an 80-core Arm processor for the cloud

A new Ampere chip due out next year is single-threaded to avoid the 'noisy neighbor' problem that can impede customer workloads in multi-tenant cloud-provider networks.

HPE, DoE partner for AI-driven energy efficiency

HPE, DoE partner for AI-driven energy efficiency

HPE and the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory will work on developing AI and ML technologies for more efficient data-center operation

Inphi launches DSPs for long-distance 400Gb networking

Inphi launches DSPs for long-distance 400Gb networking

Inphi claims its new signaling chips will triple throughput while reducing power draw for transmissions up to 100 kilometers.

Nvidia quietly unveils faster, lower power Tesla GPU accelerator

Nvidia has upgraded its Volta line of Tesla GPU-accelerator cards to work faster using the same power as its old model.

8 ways to prepare your data center for AI’s power draw

8 ways to prepare your data center for AI’s power draw

Artificial intelligence requires greater processor density, which increases the demand for cooling and raises power requirements.

Cumulus Networks updates its network-centric Linux distribution

Cumulus Networks updates its network-centric Linux distribution

Company says its Linux is to networking what Red Hat is to servers.

Intel targets Nvidia (again) with GPU and cross-processor API

Intel targets Nvidia (again) with GPU and cross-processor API

Intel is looking to offer a unified CPU, GPU, and platform architecture that Nvidia doesn’t have but AMD does.

Digital Realty jumps into interconnection business

Digital Realty jumps into interconnection business

PlatformDIGITAL offers a single source for global data-center coverage, capacity and connectivity. Implementation blueprints aim to allow customers to quickly deploy enterprise infrastructure where they need it.

DXC is betting IT apps and services will stay on-premises

DXC is betting IT apps and services will stay on-premises

New DXC CEO Mike Salvino talks about getting rid of distraction businesses to focus on what he calls the enterprise stack.

Cray to license Fujitsu Arm processor for supercomputers

Cray to license Fujitsu Arm processor for supercomputers

HPE's Cray will co-develop Fujitsu's A64FX CPU to meet the requirements of likely customers such as universities and national research laboratories.

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.

Load More