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.


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.

Herrera on Hardware: More CPU Cores or Faster CPU Clocks? Article
More CPU Cores or Faster CPU Clocks?   1 Dec, 2015
By: Alex Herrera

To best address the demands of a modern CAD workflow, look for a balance of CPU core count and clock rate in your next CAD workstation.

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The Next Generation of Small–Form Factor (SFF) Workstations    15 Oct, 2015
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: Intel releases Skylake processors, triggering the launch of a new round of workstations — including boundary-bending SFF models.

Virtual GPU Technology Gains Steam, Diversifies Options for CAD Computing Article
Virtual GPU Technology Gains Steam, Diversifies Options for CAD Computing   29 Sep, 2015
By: Alex Herrera

Nvidia dials up its commitment with the release of GRID 2.0, while AMD and Intel join the party with solutions of their own.

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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.

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