Began working for Control Data Corporation in 1977
From 1977 thru 2023 my focus has been on data storage performance and I have been involved in the High Performance Computing community since 1984.
Personally, I am also a gear-head and bass-junkie so I drive a Tesla that I occasionally race and listen to a lot of bass-heavy electronic music with the volume turned up to 11.
I have spent a majority of my career developing methods and tools to understand and explain the I/O performance of data storage systems on everything from PCs to some of the largest supercomputers on this particular planet. This includes but not limited to the hardware, software, and firmware1 of data storage devices, storage networks, computing systems, system software, and application behaviours.
Proficient in several languages in no particular order: C, Fortran, Pascal, Python, sh, csh, IBM360/370 Assembler2, English, and Dog.
I stay current with developments in computer systems hardware and software architectures, processor architectures, IoT, SBCs, sensor networks, energy/power systems, and electric vehicles.
I have also accumulated a great deal of trivia over the past 47 years of working in technology - in fact I'm full of it - people tell me that all the time.
1Firmware: "The nowhere between software and hardware that has the ability to deflect blame in either direction." --The Devil's DP Dictionary
2Fluency in IBM 360/370 Assembler Language is about as useful as being fluent in Ancient Egyptian Hyroglyphics these days.