Column: Herrera on Hardware
How Will Microsoft’s Workstation Operating System Mandate Impact CAD Professionals? Article
How Will Microsoft’s Workstation Operating System Mandate Impact CAD Professionals?   16 Nov, 2017

Herrera on Hardware: Windows 10 Pro for Workstations holds appeal for a minority of workstation customers, yet is a mandatory purchase for the majority, including most CAD users.More>>

Are AMD CPUs Finally Back in the Workstation Game? Article
Are AMD CPUs Finally Back in the Workstation Game?   27 Oct, 2017

Herrera on Hardware: After a rise and fall a decade ago, AMD now looks to Zen as the means to get back into the workstation CPU business. Will the company be successful and put the pressure on Intel? It’s looking that way, but the deal’s not done.More>>

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

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.More>>

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

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.More>>

New Display Developments Hold Potential for CAD Applications Article
New Display Developments Hold Potential for CAD Applications   21 Jan, 2016

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?More>>

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

Herrera on Hardware: 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. More>>

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

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.More>>

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

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.More>>

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

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

Virtual GPU Technology Gains Steam, Diversifies Options for CAD Computing Article
Virtual GPU Technology Gains Steam, Diversifies Options for CAD Computing   29 Sep, 2015

Herrera on Hardware: Nvidia dials up its commitment with the release of GRID 2.0, while AMD and Intel join the party with solutions of their own.More>>


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