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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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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DDR4 Memory Technology: What's in a Number?   30 Sep, 2014
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: Capable memory is essential for efficient workstation operation. But do you need the newest generation of memory technology?

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Is Cloud-Based CAD Ready for Prime Time? Part 3   31 Jul, 2014
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: A new generation of server-side technologies offer high-performance, interactive computing for CAD.

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Select the Appropriate GPU for Your CAD Workflow — and Your Budget, Part 2   24 Jul, 2014
By: Alex Herrera

Understand how power consumption, support for multiple monitors, and other factors can impact your choice.

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Is Cloud-Based CAD Ready for Prime Time? Part 2   8 Jul, 2014
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: Centralized, server-side graphical computing technology is on the upswing — but will it stay that way?

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Select the Appropriate GPU for Your CAD Workflow — and Your Budget, Part 1    12 Jun, 2014
By: Alex Herrera

The time you invest in choosing the right graphics processing unit will pay off in increased productivity.

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Is Cloud-Based CAD Ready for Prime Time? Part 1   31 May, 2014
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: Centralized, server-side graphical computing technology is on the upswing. Should you care where your computer is?

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How Fast Is It? Assess Your Graphics Hardware   21 May, 2014
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: Although benchmark tests may be imperfect tools, they are a valuable source of performance data.

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