Andy Patrizio

Andy Patrizio is a freelance journalist based in southern California who has covered the computer industry for 20 years and has built every x86 PC he’s ever owned, laptops not included.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of ITworld, Network World, its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.


The long, strange life, death, and rebirth of Java

The long, strange life, death, and rebirth of Java

Java is 20. Where does it go from here?

Intel spills details on next generation Xeon Phi

At the recent Intel Developer Forum show in China, Intel showed off more information on Knight's Landing, the third generation of its Xeon Phi coprocessor that it launched in 2010 as a competitor to Nvidia's GPUs in...

Purported details of AMD's next generation CPU leak

About a year ago, I got word that AMD was preparing a next-generation CPU architecture that could provide some real competition to Intel and not just be "good enough." Now further details have leaked that, if true, indicate this...

Intel, not a system vendor, chosen to build America's fastest supercomputer

For the first time since anyone can remember, a contract to build a supercomputer has gone to a chip vendor instead of a systems vendor. The Department of Energy announced a $200 million contract on Thursday for Intel, not IBM,...

Altera spurns Intel, and might have done Intel a favor.

After a few weeks of speculation, Altera has apparently walked away from a very generous acquisition offer from Intel. Altera makes field-programmable gate array (FPGA) processors, a field Intel does not play in, and it would have...

Intel’s SSD 750: PCIe storage for the masses

There was some serious excitement surrounding an Intel product for the first time in a long time last week, and it wasn’t about a CPU. The company introduced the Intel 750 SSD PCI Express drive, the first to offer PCIe-based flash...

Microsoft consolidates Kinect for Xbox and PC into one device

Microsoft has done something a bit overdue: it has consolidated Kinect for Xbox and Kinect for PC into one device, so developers don't need two separate devices when working on both Xbox and PC apps. The Kinect's motion capture...

10TB SSD drives inch closer to reality

The concept of 3D memory stacking has been all talk and no silicon, but the silicon is getting much closer. Both Toshiba and the Micron/Intel alliance are preparing to sample densely-stacked 3D memory chips in the next 12...

Intel finally has a challenger in the server market: IBM

With AMD's fade out from the server market and the rapid decline of RISC systems, Intel has stood atop the server market all by itself. Its server share is well over 90% and growing as the top of the Xeon family gain mission...

Now Samsung is rumored to have AMD in its sights

Several weeks ago, an unknown in the U.S. Chinese firm BLX IC Design was rumored to be looking at purchasing struggling Advanced Micro Devices. Those rumors were quickly dismissed as just that and faded away. Now, a story from a...

An increase in flash memory density means cheap, high capacity storage

A new report says high density NAND flash will become to dominate the market, providing increased density and cheaper high-capacity storage for all devices, not just the very high end. New memory products from Samsung are bearing...

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