Alex Herrera

Workstation market growth rate slows—but only slightly—in Q2’22

As part of its ongoing research pertaining to the workstation market, Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has released its quarterly JPR Workstation Market Report for Q2’22. Following suit with the prior quarter's results, Q2’22 again showed continuing moderation in the workstation market’s growth rate. However, a slowing rate should not be inferred as a decline in unit volume, as the market … Read more

Workstation market tempers growth in Q1’22, with more moderation likely in the offing

As part of its ongoing research on the workstation market, Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has released its JPR Workstation Report Market Quarterly for Q1’22. Q1’22 workstation market results appear to finally show the beginning of the end for the market’s period of pandemic-fueled, overly exuberant sales. With a first-quarter year-over-year (YoY) growth rate of 24%, the market still ran hotter … Read more

Moore’s Law decline: the short and the long, the incremental and the revolutionary

In the literal sense, Moore’s Law—long a definition and quantification of the down-scaling of the silicon-integrated transistor area and cost—has slowed or ended, depending on how strictly one interprets the definition. But, Moore’s Law is not the point, it's a metric. Technology R&D will continue to find new ways to advance the performance and price-performance of processors and that is the point.  The semantic details … Read more

A mini platform from Intel: the NUC

From a strategic standpoint, Intel is intentionally not in the business of making money from selling systems. And for good reason, as doing so — at least on any kind of consistent basis —would alienate its OEM customers, whose existence does depend on making money from selling systems. However, to help seed demand, especially for novel products, Intel will create … Read more

Intel’s new 14-nm Xeon W 2200 processors

  Intel once envisioned a 2018 where 10-nm processors were shipping out of its fabs, followed by a subsequent introduction of a major new core microarchitecture. However, the company’s well-chronicled delays with 10-nm meant another “optimization” generation extending Skylake one more time on 14++ was in order to fill the gap. For the Core brand processors serving high-performance PC and Entry … Read more