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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.


Are AMD CPUs Finally Back in the Workstation Game? Article
Are AMD CPUs Finally Back in the Workstation Game?   26 Oct, 2017
By: Alex Herrera

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.

Harnessing the Cloud for CAD: The Case for Virtual Workstations, Part 4 Article
Harnessing the Cloud for CAD: The Case for Virtual Workstations, Part 4   21 Sep, 2017
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: With virtual workstations, the infrastructure between the client and the cloud can make or break the user experience.

Harnessing the Cloud for CAD: The Case for Virtual Workstations, Part 3 Article
Harnessing the Cloud for CAD: The Case for Virtual Workstations, Part 3   16 Aug, 2017
By: Alex Herrera

Once you’ve decided to bring cloud-hosted virtual workstations into your workflow, you’ll need to tackle a host of additional decisions about platforms, providers, and instances.

Harnessing the Cloud for CAD: The Case for Virtual Workstations, Part 2 Article
Harnessing the Cloud for CAD: The Case for Virtual Workstations, Part 2   19 Jul, 2017
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware:

Harnessing the Cloud for CAD: The Case for Virtual Workstations Article
Harnessing the Cloud for CAD: The Case for Virtual Workstations   27 Jun, 2017
By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: The demands of CAD-heavy workflows in manufacturing, design, architecture, and construction are growing. Some companies are looking beyond their local machines, and implementing virtual computing options to augment or replace traditional deskside and laptop workstations.

GTC 2017, Part 2: Revolutionary Uses of GPUs Hold Promise for CAD Users Article
GTC 2017, Part 2: Revolutionary Uses of GPUs Hold Promise for CAD Users   31 May, 2017
By: Alex Herrera

At the GPU Technology Conference (GTC), NVIDIA demonstrates possibilities for AI-boosted ray tracing, 3D printing, and generative design — all powered by GPUs.

GTC 2017, Part 1: NVIDIA Unveils Flagship Volta GPU, Project Holodeck VR Platform, and More Article
GTC 2017, Part 1: NVIDIA Unveils Flagship Volta GPU, Project Holodeck VR Platform, and More   17 May, 2017
By: Alex Herrera

The annual event showcases technologies poised to extend the GPU’s reach, with the potential to disrupt CAD workflows.

High-End Workstations Prioritize Performance Without Compromise Article
High-End Workstations Prioritize Performance Without Compromise   15 Dec, 2016
By: Alex Herrera

Unlike entry-class and mid-range workstations, high-end models such as the Fujitsu CELSIUS R940 don't compromise on speed, expandability, or reliability to improve their price-to-performance ratios.

VR-Ready Workstations Deliver Professional Virtual Reality Experiences Article
VR-Ready Workstations Deliver Professional Virtual Reality Experiences   1 Dec, 2016
By: Alex Herrera

A new breed of custom-configured 3D workstations, including Fujitsu's CELSIUS M740 and R940, have what it takes to immerse users in a synthetic environment that suspends disbelief.

CELSIUS J550 Fits Full Workstation Performance into Limited Space Article
CELSIUS J550 Fits Full Workstation Performance into Limited Space   14 Nov, 2016
By: Alex Herrera

Fujitsu raises the bar on the small–form factor (SFF) workstation, minimizing size and noise without sacrificing best-in-class graphics.

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