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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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CAD Tech News (#109)   15 Aug, 2019
By: Alex Herrera

Are CAD users the most demanding professional workstation customers? Alex Herrera explains how computing needs vary across disciplines.

Who Is Using Workstations, and Why? Article
Who Is Using Workstations, and Why?   15 Aug, 2019
By: Alex Herrera

CAD is the primary driver of today’s professional graphics hardware market, but not the only one. See how CAD users’ workstation needs compare to those of software engineering, digital media, geoscience, and other professionals.

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for CAD, Part 3 Article
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for CAD, Part 3   18 Jul, 2019
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: If you want to dial up your VR environment for CAD, explore options that extend beyond baseline systems, including no-compromise performance upgrades and immersive display solutions.

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for CAD, Part 2 Article
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for CAD, Part 2   20 Jun, 2019
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: Once you’ve decided to integrate VR/AR into your workflow, it’s time to select hardware that can deliver convincing experiences.

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for CAD, Pt 1 Article
Herrera on Hardware: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for CAD, Part 1   16 May, 2019
By: Alex Herrera

Are VR/AR Indispensable Tools or Novelty Toys?

Herrera on Hardware: GPU Technology Conference Article
Herrera on Hardware: GPU Technology Conference   18 Apr, 2019
By: Alex Herrera

NVIDIA Builds Critical Mass for RTX Rendering Acceleration in CAD

Herrera on Hardware: The Modern Workstation — A Litmus Test for Today Article
The Modern Workstation — A Litmus Test for Today   21 Mar, 2019
By: Alex Herrera

What makes up a workstation today?

A Compelling Example of AI in CAD: Autodesk’s Take on Generative Design Article
A Compelling Example of AI in CAD: Autodesk’s Take on Generative Design   19 Feb, 2019
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: Both evolutionary and revolutionary uses are emerging for artificial intelligence (AI) in CAD, which is making a splash from NVIDIA rendering applications to Autodesk Fusion 360 — and suggesting serious synergy with virtual workstations.

The Origin and Evolution of the Modern Workstation Article
The Origin and Evolution of the Modern Workstation   31 Jan, 2019
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: Where did today’s workstation come from, and who — besides CAD users — relies on it?

Intel’s Optane Comes to CAD Workstations — for a Price Article
Intel’s Optane Comes to CAD Workstations — for a Price   31 Dec, 2018
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: It’s not cheap yet, but Optane technology improves performance on several fronts, especially for high-demand storage solutions.



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