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 shifts to multiarchitecture model

Intel shifts to multiarchitecture model

x86 is just one of many architectures under the new strategy.

Schneider Electric joins the hardware-as-a-service movement

Schneider Electric joins the hardware-as-a-service movement

Schneider Electric launches a new channel program for its American Power Conversion line of uninterruptible power supplies.

Attack that defeats AMD chip security possible, unlikely

Attack that defeats AMD chip security possible, unlikely

Researchers say a voltage-glitching attack can access encrypted virtual-machine data on AMD Secure Processors, but it's not easy.

Marvell buys Innovium for cloud data-center expertise

Marvell buys Innovium for cloud data-center expertise

Marvell is spending $1.1B and will get Innovium's high-speed chip for cloud providers, complementing its on-prem network offerings.

Are you ready for the 3G sunset?

Are you ready for the 3G sunset?

Starting next year networks will end their 3G support. Are you sure you have replaced all your 3G devices?

Atos reportedly trying to dump on-prem consulting business

Atos reportedly trying to dump on-prem consulting business

As Atos acknowledges challenges to its on-premises data-center consulting, other players are investing in other areas, notably cloud.

ITRenew and Vapor IO partner for edge infrastructure and connectivity

ITRenew and Vapor IO partner for edge infrastructure and connectivity

ITRenew will provide the slightly used data-center hardware, and Vapor IO will provide the colocation, networking and interconnection services.

The 'Itanic'—Intel's ill-fated Itanium processor—finally sinks

The 'Itanic'—Intel's ill-fated Itanium processor—finally sinks

Intel ends delivery of its 64-bit Itanium processors two years after saying it would do so.

Computational storage startup Pliops launches flagship product

Computational storage startup Pliops launches flagship product

The Pliops eXtreme Data Processor moves your app to flash storage to process data where it resides rather than load it into memory.

SSD prices expected to spike as Intel, AMD ship new server processors

SSD prices expected to spike as Intel, AMD ship new server processors

New server processors from Intel and AMD are due at the same time, which means a sales spike and accompanying price hike for enterprise SSDs.

Intel revises its chip terminology and branding

Intel revises its chip terminology and branding

New names come with new descriptions and new manufacturing processes as the old nanometer measure is left behind.

Comcast Business rolls out wireless service for SMBs

Comcast Business rolls out wireless service for SMBs

Comcast Business Mobile offers 4G and 5G services as well as Wi-Fi.

Xilinx launches Versal HBM processors for the data center

Xilinx launches Versal HBM processors for the data center

The Versal HBM series from Xilinx includes fast memory, secure connectivity and adaptable compute in a single platform.

HPE servers will ship in liquid-cooled chassis

HPE servers will ship in liquid-cooled chassis

HPE and Iceotope have an agreement for Isotope to sell HPE ProLiant servers in its liquid-cooled, ruggedized chassis.

IBM builds ransomware protection into on-prem storage

IBM builds ransomware protection into on-prem storage

IBM's Safeguarded Copy takes a snapshot of your systems and stores it where ransomware can't reach it.

The TPM chip controversy for Windows 11 is a non-issue for Windows Server

The TPM chip controversy for Windows 11 is a non-issue for Windows Server

In announcing the next version of Windows Server, Microsoft set the stage for TPM, so hardware makers know what’s coming.

The chip shortage is real, but driven by more than COVID

The chip shortage is real, but driven by more than COVID

Demand for lower-end processors and a belief that the supply chain would never fail have fueled shortages.

Intel stumbles in supercomputer rankings, delays next-gen CPU

Intel stumbles in supercomputer rankings, delays next-gen CPU

Intel-based supercomputers make up fewer of the TOP500 fastest than previously as the company puts the brakes on its Xeon Scalable CPUs, codenamed Sapphire Rapids, until next April at the earliest.

CEO Gelsinger shakes up Intel

CEO Gelsinger shakes up Intel

Big changes at Intel include two new business units and splitting of an existing one to focus on data center, networking, and software.

Schneider Electric makes green play with super-efficient UPS

Schneider Electric makes green play with super-efficient UPS

The APC Smart-UPS Ultra from Schneider Electric is designed to deliver greater power density and longer life.

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