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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.


Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for CAD, Part 2 Article
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for CAD, Part 2   19 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   15 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   17 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   20 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   18 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   30 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   30 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.

Herrera on Hardware: A Case Study in Virtual Workstations for CAD Article
A Case Study in Virtual Workstations for CAD   28 Nov, 2018
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: The experience of architecture and engineering firm Mead & Hunt presents a compelling proof point for a new CAD computing paradigm.

With New Turing, NVIDIA Doubles Down on the Future of Real-Time Ray-Tracing Article
With New Turing, NVIDIA Doubles Down on the Future of Real-Time Ray-Tracing    17 Oct, 2018
By: Alex Herrera

And CAD professionals are expected to reap the benefits.

CAD Workstation Form Factors 101, Part 5: The Datacenter Workstation Addresses Modern CAD Challenges Article
CAD Workstation Form Factors 101, Part 5: The Datacenter Workstation Addresses Modern CAD Challenges   29 Sep, 2018
By: Alex Herrera

CAD Workstation Form Factors 101, Part 5: The Datacenter Workstation Addresses Modern CAD Challenges

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