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Cool storage at CES 2018

Cool storage at CES 2018

Storage is the hardest problem in computer systems because it is the only part that is persistent. Without storage, your computer could be anyone's computer. Here's the cool storage I saw at CES 2018.

January 28, 2018 by in Storage

Cool startup products at CES 2018

Cool startup products at CES 2018

Even though CES is no longer the Consumer Electronics Show - it's just CES - there are still many startups with consumer gadgets. I spent 2 days in Eureka Park so you don't have to. Here's (some) of what I found.

January 27, 2018 by in Storage

AMD and Intel: Frenemies aligned vs. Nvidia

AMD vs. Intel is a storyline dating back decades, but there are signs that the two rivals are becoming closer frenemies and even collaborating. There's a good reason for that--Nvidia is a threat to both companies. Intel and AMD have teamed up on a custom GPU for next-gen mobile chips. Nvidia happens to be AMD's biggest GPU rival on PCs. AMD also wants its GPUs in the data center too. Nvidia is the GPU leader in the data center and threatens Intel on artificial intelligence and high-performance computing. Intel wants to be the processor of data however it is used and sees Nvidia as fierce competition. Add it up and AMD and Intel may even need each other. The caveat: Intel and AMD won't be all warm and fuzzy over time. Intel poached Raja M. Koduri, chief architect of the Radeon Technologies Group and oversaw the development of the advanced Vega GPUs.

November 10, 2017 by in Data Centers

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