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.

Supply-chain woes put the brakes on hyperscale data centers

Supply-chain woes put the brakes on hyperscale data centers

Major cloud providers are having trouble getting basic components for new data centers so they've put off some construction plans, but they have enough surplus capacity already to ride out the problem.

IT vendors offer new financing options for cash-strapped enterprises

IT vendors offer new financing options for cash-strapped enterprises

Cisco, Dell, HPE, and Nutanix craft payment deferrals, lower initial payments, and trade-in deals as short-term sweeteners for businesses that need new gear but whose budgets are pinched by COVID-19.

Hitachi Vantara storage platform targets midsize enterprises

Hitachi Vantara storage platform targets midsize enterprises

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform E990 delivers enterprise features including high ratio deduplication and AI management.

Glassdoor: COVID-19 hits 1 in 5 IT job openings in a single month

Glassdoor: COVID-19 hits 1 in 5 IT job openings in a single month

Recruiting site Glassdoor reports says the month from early March to early April was as bad for IT jobs - and jobs in general - as the first nine months of the Great Recession.

AMD introduces high-performance EPYC processors

AMD introduces high-performance EPYC processors

With new EPYC 7Fx2 processors, AMD claims to offer the fastest per-core performance in the server space.

Ethernet consortium releases 800GbE spec

Ethernet consortium releases 800GbE spec

The specification for 800GbE doubles the maximum speed of the current Ethernet standard, but also tweaks other aspects including latency.

How to dispose of IT hardware without hurting the environment

How to dispose of IT hardware without hurting the environment

Find certified recyclers and disposal firms in order to know that the retirement of your old electronics gear is handled safely.

DDR5 memory promises a significant speed boost

DDR5 memory promises a significant speed boost

Memory was becoming the drag on performance in the many-core era, so DDR5 plans to address that.

Schneider Electric launches cooling for edge devices

Schneider Electric launches cooling for edge devices

Schneider Electric's Uniflair brings air conditioning to places where traditional data-center cooling is not possible.

Lenovo intros an edge platform that runs Azure stack

Lenovo intros an edge platform that runs Azure stack

New server hardware from Lenovo processes data at the edge instead of sending it upstream to a data center.

Can Fujitsu beat Nvidia in the HPC race?

Can Fujitsu beat Nvidia in the HPC race?

The Japanese electronics giant is making bold performance claims about its supercomputer processor.

Thousands of PCs break exaFLOP barrier

Thousands of PCs break exaFLOP barrier

Folding@home has done what IT vendors and the federal government have been racing to do – break the exaFLOP barrier – and the crowdsourced distributed-computing program did it while fighting coronavirus.

Survey: Most data centers don't meet the needs of their users

Survey: Most data centers don't meet the needs of their users

You don’t need to downsize your data center, you need to expand it, according to a Forbes Insights survey

Tips for cleaning data-center gear in response to coronavirus

Tips for cleaning data-center gear in response to coronavirus

Dell has some suggestions on how to disinfect sensitive electronics

Marvell announces 96-core ThunderX3 Arm server processor

Marvell announces 96-core ThunderX3 Arm server processor

New design clobbers Intel and AMD in core and thread count, but the proof will be in the independent benchmarks.

Intel reshuffles Xeon lineup

Intel reshuffles Xeon lineup

New Intel Xeon processors with technology for AI training will only come on four- and eight-socket servers. Single and dual-socket versions of Cooper Lake CPUs have been canceled.

HPE rolls out turnkey 5G-as-a-service

HPE rolls out turnkey 5G-as-a-service

IT giant targets telco hardware makers with deployable pure 5G networks and Wi-Fi integration.

Mellanox, Inphi boost network feeds with new hardware

Mellanox, Inphi boost network feeds with new hardware

Mellanox delivers fast new switches, while Inphi focuses on high-speed interconnects for massive data movement.

Is AI ready to fly solo in your data center?

Is AI ready to fly solo in your data center?

Server vendors, particularly Oracle, are pushing harder on automated, AI-driven server technologies. Are we ready to take our hands off the wheel?

Data-center power consumption holds steady

Data-center power consumption holds steady

Data centers account for roughly 1% of electricity consumption worldwide, according to a new study. While computing capacity has exploded in recent years, power consumption is growing more slowly thanks to greater energy efficiency.

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