Cadalyst Author

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.


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Why Workstation Ergonomics Matter    28 Jul, 2015
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: Modern machine design involves more than just speeds and feeds. Industry trends indicate that your next workstation will be easier to move, service, and forget about.

HP Z440 Workstation Article
HP Z440 Workstation   9 Jul, 2015
By: Alex Herrera

Desktop model offers excellent price-to-performance ratio for CAD users.

Maingear Quantum F131 Article
Maingear Quantum F131   9 Jul, 2015
By: Alex Herrera

Deskside tower brings a unique form factor and high performance to the table.

Dell Precision 5810 Deskside Workstation Article
Dell Precision 5810   9 Jul, 2015
By: Alex Herrera

This solid performer offers high-quality engineering and excellent rendering performance.

Article
What Do Windows 10 and DirectX 12 Mean for CAD Users?   30 Jun, 2015
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: The new version of Microsoft's operating system is coming soon — should you upgrade?

Article
It's Time for a CAD Monitor Makeover   14 May, 2015
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: Are your desktop displays doing all they can to maximize your productivity?

Herrera on Hardware: 3D Printing Can Speed Modern CAD Workflows — or Slow Them Down Article
3D Printing Can Speed Modern CAD Workflows — or Slow Them Down   30 Apr, 2015
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: The advent of cheap, fast, and easily accessible 3D printing shouldn't fundamentally change the way we design and validate products.

Article
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?

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