Cadalyst Author

Alex Herrera


With more than 25 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.


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GTC 2015: NVIDIA Serves Current CAD Computing Models, Builds Out New Options, Part 2   2 Apr, 2015
By: Alex Herrera

Event Report: NVIDIA is not alone in pursuing virtual workstation technologies, which promise to make large projects available at any time to team members around the globe.

GTC 2015: NVIDIA Serves Current CAD Computing Models and Builds Out New Options, Part 1 Article
GTC 2015: NVIDIA Serves Current CAD Computing Models and Builds Out New Options, Part 1   31 Mar, 2015
By: Alex Herrera

Event Report: This year's GPU Technology Conference introduces hardware capable of powering interactive physically based rendering, and more.

Workstation Options for CAD Span the Economic Spectrum Article
Workstation Options for CAD Span the Economic Spectrum   29 Mar, 2015
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: Budget-friendly models and wallet-draining heavyweights mark the extremes of a workstation market that's as broad as it's ever been. But what's the difference between entry-level and high-end options?

Lenovo ThinkStation P500 Article
Lenovo ThinkStation P500    5 Mar, 2015
By: Alex Herrera

First Look Review: Tower workstation offers a good balance of price and performance.

Article
Do You Have the Power? Part 2   19 Feb, 2015
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: Don't make an aftermarket upgrade; choose the right power supply unit for your workstation configuration from the get-go.

Herrera on Hardware: Do You Have the Power? Part 1 Article
Do You Have the Power? Part 1   31 Jan, 2015
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: The best processors in the world won't do you any good if your workstation's power supply isn't up to the task.

Same Hardware, Different User Experience Article
Same Hardware, Different User Experience   31 Dec, 2014
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: With components in common, what factors distinguish entry-level workstations from business-class PCs — and do they justify the increase in price?

Article
The Interface of Choice for SSDs   30 Nov, 2014
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: PCI Express provides a much higher-capacity path to storage drives than SATA does.

Know Your Processors:  Intel Core and Xeon Article
Know Your Processors: Intel Core and Xeon   20 Nov, 2014
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: A primer on workstation CPUs for CAD.

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Does Thunderbolt I/O Have a Place in CAD Workstations?   30 Oct, 2014
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: The input/output technology supports fast, expandable storage for big datasets — but what other value does it have for CAD users?

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