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.

Xilinx unveils open source FPGA platform

Xilinx unveils open source FPGA platform

New Vitis kit from FPGA vendor Xilinx will use familiar languages like C++ and Python for everything from IoT to video encoding.

DARPA looks for new NICs to speed up networks

DARPA looks for new NICs to speed up networks

The government agency that gave us the Internet 50 years ago is now looking to drastically increase network speed to address bottlenecks and chokepoints for compute-intensive applications. The Defense Advanced Research Projects...

Intel announces Optane for workstations, higher capacity NAND

Intel announces Optane for workstations, higher capacity NAND

At its Memory and Storage Day 2019 in Seoul last week, Intel made several announcements concerning its Optane persistent storage as well as NAND flash capacity. Optane is a new form of non-volatile memory from Intel that has the...

Data center gear will increasingly move off-premises

Data center gear will increasingly move off-premises

Cloud and colocation sites will account for half of all data center equipment in just five years, according to 451 Research.

Most enterprise networks can't handle big data loads

Most enterprise networks can't handle big data loads

As more data moves through the network, efforts to keep up are lagging due to leadership and technology issues.

Samsung introduces SSDs it claims will 'never die'

Samsung introduces SSDs it claims will 'never die'

Samsung introduced a new generation of SSD memory chips that have fail-in-place technology, which allows the chips to gracefully recover from chip failure.

How to decommission a data center

How to decommission a data center

Decommissioning a data center is lot more complicated than shutting down servers and switches. Here’s what you should keep in mind.

Oracle updates Exadata big iron and its cloud commitment

Oracle updates Exadata big iron and its cloud commitment

Oracle unveiled the Oracle Exadata X8M, which is designed to accelerate Oracle’s database applications, and announced a massive data center expansion.

Microsoft brings IBM iron to Azure for on-premises migrations

Microsoft brings IBM iron to Azure for on-premises migrations

Microsoft has partnered with Skytap to offer IBM Power9 instances on its Azure cloud service to run Power-based systems inside the Azure cloud.

Dell EMC updates PowerMax storage systems

Dell EMC updates PowerMax storage systems

Dell EMC has updated its PowerMax line of enterprise storage systems to offer Intel’s Optane persistent storage and NVMe-over-Fabric, both of which will give the PowerMax a big boost in performance.

Can AMD convert its growing GPU presence into a data center play?

Can AMD convert its growing GPU presence into a data center play?

AMD has scored high-performance computing deals recently, but to truly compete with Nvidia it needs to develop an alternative to Nvidia’s CUDA language.

Two AMD Epyc processors crush four Intel Xeons in tests

Two AMD Epyc processors crush four Intel Xeons in tests

Tests by ServeTheHome found that a server running two AMD Epyc processors can outperform a four-socket Intel system that costs considerably more.

USB4 gets final approval, offers Ethernet-like speed

USB4 gets final approval, offers Ethernet-like speed

USB4 could be a unifying interface that eliminates bulky cables and oversized plugs and provides throughput that satisfies everyone laptop users to server administrators.

Flaw found in Supermicro motherboards could allow for remote hijacking

Flaw found in Supermicro motherboards could allow for remote hijacking

Eclypsium discovered a vulnerability in three generations of Supermicro motherboards that could allow an attacker to remotely commandeer the server. A fix is already available.

HPE introduces VMware services on GreenLake

HPE introduces VMware services on GreenLake

HPE partners with VMware to integrate GreenLake and HPE’s Synergy composable infrastructure with VMware Cloud Foundation, offering an integrated cloud infrastructure.

Intel's new 10nm Agilex FPGA will help customers develop IoT, 5G solutions

Intel's new 10nm Agilex FPGA will help customers develop IoT, 5G solutions

Intel started shipping its 10nm Agilex FPGAs to early-access customers. It features a high-speed interconnect for IoT and networking use cases.

Mellanox introduces SmartNICs to eliminate network load on CPUs

Mellanox introduces SmartNICs to eliminate network load on CPUs

Mellanox unveiled two processors designed to offload network workloads from the CPU -- ConnectX-6 Dx and BlueField-2 – freeing the CPU to do its processing job.

Semiconductor startup Cerebras Systems launches massive AI chip

Semiconductor startup Cerebras Systems launches massive AI chip

Cerebras Systems unveils AI server offering that relies on a single massive processor rather than a slew of small ones working in parallel.

Nvidia rises to the need for natural language processing

Nvidia rises to the need for natural language processing

As the demand for natural voice processing grows for chatbots and AI-powered interactions, more companies will need systems to provide it. Nvidia says its platform can handle it.

AMD hosts an Epyc party — and everyone wants in

AMD hosts an Epyc party — and everyone wants in

With the release of its second generation of Epyc processors, the Epyc 7002 series, AMD finds it has a lot of new friends -- companies that want to use their technology.

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