This morning, Sir Richard Branson went to space. Virgin Galactic did an impressive job, and the flight went off without a hitch, but this article isn’t about that; it concerns the much more significant threat our space travel poses. Our species is advancing technologically forward at an unprecedented rate, and…

An open letter to the college chancellors across the country.

The News&Observer August 6, 2020

I was brought up with the belief that educators and academics were always a little smarter and wiser than the rest of us. During the last few months, that philosophy has been shattered! With the US Covid-19 death toll passing…

High Traffic Doesn’t Have to Mean Congestion

Many applications from biological to financial and Web2.0 utilize in-memory databases because of their cutting-edge performance, often delivering several orders of magnitude faster response time than traditional relational databases. When these in-memory databases are moved to their own machines in a multi-tier application environment, they often can serve 10 million…

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A distinctive characteristic of our species, perhaps the most unique, and the one that has separated us from all the others, is the compounding effect of our technology. Each generation has added to our collective knowledge, improved our processes, and accelerated our development. Today we regularly craft complex products, with…

Typical 12 GPU Mining Frame

When people hear I’m involved in digital currency, the next question inevitably asked is, can I still mine from home at a profit? There are several answers. If you want to mine for Bitcoin, the straight-up answer is no. Some large industrial miners have made it all but impossible to…

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A Technology Evangelist whose post merger time at Xilinx is ending soon. I’m seeking future employment starting in August. Linkedin: https://bit.ly/2vdK4DY

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