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Episode 47 - Christian Jacobi - Mainframe IO - 5.28.2018

05-28-2018

Episode 47 - Christian Jacobi - Mainframe IO - 5.28.2018

If Mainframe is a team sport, the underlying hardware is the field it gets played on. From speciality processors to processor design, there's a whole lot that goes into making sure our beloved computer can handle all that gets thrown at it. In this episode. Christian Jacobi, Distinguished Engineer for IBM Z Hardware Development sprays some knowledge on the bits of silicon that keep the world running.

 

1:08 What do you do?

5:41 But don't chips just magically get faster month after month?

10:57 Speciality Processors

14:04 An approach from the Silicon on up

18:11 Patents

20:58 Wait, you *chose* to live in Poughkeepsie?

24:36 A global prespective

26:05 What would you do...

 

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