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Alex Herrera


With more than 30 years of engineering, marketing, and management experience in the semiconductor industry, Alex Herrera is a consultant focusing on high-performance graphics and workstations. Author of frequent articles covering both the business and technology of graphics, he is also responsible for the Workstation Report series, published by Jon Peddie Research.


GTC 2017, Part 2: Revolutionary Uses of GPUs Hold Promise for CAD Users Article
GTC 2017, Part 2: Revolutionary Uses of GPUs Hold Promise for CAD Users   1 Jun, 2017
By: Alex Herrera

At the GPU Technology Conference (GTC), NVIDIA demonstrates possibilities for AI-boosted ray tracing, 3D printing, and generative design — all powered by GPUs.

GTC 2017, Part 1: NVIDIA Unveils Flagship Volta GPU, Project Holodeck VR Platform, and More Article
GTC 2017, Part 1: NVIDIA Unveils Flagship Volta GPU, Project Holodeck VR Platform, and More   18 May, 2017
By: Alex Herrera

The annual event showcases technologies poised to extend the GPU’s reach, with the potential to disrupt CAD workflows.

High-End Workstations Prioritize Performance Without Compromise Article
High-End Workstations Prioritize Performance Without Compromise   16 Dec, 2016
By: Alex Herrera

Unlike entry-class and mid-range workstations, high-end models such as the Fujitsu CELSIUS R940 don't compromise on speed, expandability, or reliability to improve their price-to-performance ratios.

VR-Ready Workstations Deliver Professional Virtual Reality Experiences Article
VR-Ready Workstations Deliver Professional Virtual Reality Experiences   2 Dec, 2016
By: Alex Herrera

A new breed of custom-configured 3D workstations, including Fujitsu's CELSIUS M740 and R940, have what it takes to immerse users in a synthetic environment that suspends disbelief.

CELSIUS J550 Fits Full Workstation Performance into Limited Space Article
CELSIUS J550 Fits Full Workstation Performance into Limited Space   15 Nov, 2016
By: Alex Herrera

Fujitsu raises the bar on the small–form factor (SFF) workstation, minimizing size and noise without sacrificing best-in-class graphics.

Will AMD Challenge Intel Article
Will AMD Challenge Intel's Dominance in CAD Workstation CPUs?   17 Mar, 2016
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: In the CAD workstation market, Intel is the undisputed processor provider — but an opportunity may be opening for AMD to re-enter the arena.

New Computing Solutions for CAD Take Fuller Advantage of the Cloud Article
New Computing Solutions for CAD Take Fuller Advantage of the Cloud   29 Feb, 2016
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: New tools are needed for efficient CAD collaboration, and the cloud — from workspaces to hosted workstations — is looking like the best place to find them.

New Display Developments Hold Potential for CAD Applications Article
New Display Developments Hold Potential for CAD Applications   21 Jan, 2016
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: Curved, 4K, HDR, and other technologies all promise better viewing experiences for professional users — but which will go mainstream, and which will fade away?

Input Technologies for CAD: What’s the Best Mouse for Your Workflow? Part 2 Article
Input Technologies for CAD: What’s the Best Mouse for Your Workflow? Part 2   30 Dec, 2015
By: Alex Herrera

In addition to the standard and more elaborate models for general use, the market offers CAD users mice designed just for them. And the future holds new possibilities in gesture-recognition technologies.

Input Technologies for CAD: What’s the Best Mouse for Your Workflow? Part 1 Article
Input Technologies for CAD: What's the Best Mouse for Your Workflow? Part 1   23 Dec, 2015
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: Although the wired, optical mouse is ubiquitous, there are many other options on the market today, including devices that promise improved comfort and efficiency.

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