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Beth Stackpole is a veteran business and technology writer, covering this segment for more than 25 years. As a contributing editor to Design News and for the last year, Desktop Engineering, Beth has been chronicling the PLM/CAD/CAE industry for more than a decade, drilling down into key engineering challenges around lean design, systems engineering, and innovation. In addition to her work in the engineering and design space, Beth has been writing about enterprise information technology for over two decades for a variety of leading industry publications and Web sites. Feel free to contact her at beth [at] deskeng.com or follow her on Twitter at BethStack1.

Kenneth Wong has been a regular contributor to the CAD industry press since 2000, first an editor, later as a columnist and freelance writer for various publications. During his nine-year tenure, he has closely followed the migration from 2D to 3D, the growth of PLM (product lifecycle management), and the impact of globalization on manufacturing. His writings have appeared in Cadalyst, Computer Graphics World, and Manufacturing Business Technology, among others. He’s afraid of PowerPoint presentations that contain more than 20 slides. Email him at Kennethwong [at] deskeng.com or follow him on Twitter at KennethwongSF.


  1. Hi Kenneth,

    I love your articles and insight into the CAD Industry, in particular your coverage of the Creo Products. Any chance we could get the PTC Creo Blog Site added to your links “Blogs by software makers”?


    Nathan Stump
    Creo Market Strategy Manager

  2. Kenneth,

    I just finished reading your article GTC 2013: 8 to 16 Virtual Machines, Hosted in NVIDIA Grid VCA. Overall, I thought it was an excellent portrayal of the technology, but I did find an error I’d like to point out to you. In the article, you use the abbreviation ‘FLOPS’ twice while discussing Piz Daint. In both instances, you quote the computer’s performance in so many ‘FLOPS per second.’ Here you can find the definition of the acronym http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FLOPS. I just wanted to point out that FLOPS has ‘per second’ in the acronym, so writing ‘teraFLOPS per second’ is redundant.

    Thanks again for your great articles, I thoroughly enjoy reading DE every month and your weekly updates on the latest and greatest in the engineering technology world.


  3. JB, thanks for pointing this out! Being an editor, I always cringe at those who say ATM machine, because “machine” is part of the acronym ATM. Now here I was, unwittingly committing the same type of error with FLOPS. I’ll go ahead and correct that in the online version.

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