Column: Herrera on Hardware
CAD Workstation Form Factors 101, Part 1: Shapes and Sizes Article
CAD Workstation Form Factors 101: Shapes and Sizes   17 May, 2018

Herrera on Hardware: With so many types of workstation models on the market today — and new arrivals appearing all the time — it’s best to start by sorting out the categories and learning what differentiates them.More>>

What Does NVIDIA’s Ray Tracing News Mean for the CAD Market? Article
What Does NVIDIA’s Ray Tracing News Mean for the CAD Market?   19 Apr, 2018

Herrera on Hardware: At NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference in March, the graphics processing unit (GPU) developer announced “real-time ray tracing” — but is it? And what does this development portend? More>>

Navigate the Evolving Choices for CAD Workstation CPUs, Part 2 Article
Navigate the Evolving Choices for CAD Workstation CPUs, Part 2   15 Mar, 2018

Herrera on Hardware: In a changing CPU market, which brands and models should you should consider for your next CAD workstation?More>>

Navigate the Evolving Choices for CAD Workstation CPUs, Part 1 Article
Navigate the Evolving Choices for CAD Workstation CPUs, Part 1   28 Feb, 2018

Herrera on Hardware: The differentiating metrics and decision criteria are shifting as market players and technologies change.More>>

The Hidden Danger of Memory Errors in CAD Computing Article
The Hidden Danger of Memory Errors in CAD Computing   31 Jan, 2018

Herrera on Hardware: They may arise infrequently, but the consequences of small memory errors can be huge. How can you reduce the chance of errors — and should you bother? More>>

Which CAD Workstation Buyers Can Benefit from Threadripper? Article
Which CAD Workstation Buyers Can Benefit from Threadripper?    31 Dec, 2017

Herrera on Hardware: An analysis of AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper illustrates why a workstation CPU is not a one-size-fits-all proposition.More>>

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>>


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