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I have taken on a new job

January 26th, 2018

Today we signed the contracts (dated wednesday the 24th), and I gave notice at my old employer that I'll be leaving them. I'm starting a new job working with POWER based AIX systems and Linux on POWER/OPENPOWER. POWER architecture is an acronym and stands for Performance Optimization With Enhanced RISC. RISC being an acronym as well for Reduced Instruction Set Computer which you may know because I mentioned it before for RISC-V the fifth version of RISC. I have also made a CNAME to remember the POWER acronyms better:

venus$ ping pow.enhancedrisc.de
PING performance.optimization.with.enhancedrisc.de ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=248 time=19.505 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=248 time=19.251 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=248 time=19.549 ms
--- performance.optimization.with.enhancedrisc.de ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/std-dev = 19.251/19.435/19.549/0.131 ms

So there it is. A POWER computer is based in part on PowerPC that was used for G3, G4, G5 Macs. I'm really excited by this new change. I start on March 1st, 2018 in full-time.


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