Senior Research Programmer
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| This is an older picture of me and my two cats from January 1994.
Their names are
Sylvester (black American Short Hair) and Popi (
We're not sure if he's a Sealpoint Siamese or a Tonkinese.).
(Click on image to view larger version.)
Sylvester passed away on June 2, 1998.
While we thought he was 11 or 12 years of age, he was probably closer to 15. Sly died of old age. Up until the last month of his life he was as spry as a kitten.
The following is tribute to my departed friend. May he forever roam mice filled fields. Until we meet again at the Rainbow Bridge.....
Popi is still with us but getting old too. We have two other cats who are rather upset that I don't have their pictures up yet.
Jason Carmine showed up a few years later on April 18, 200 at 8:00 AM. He checked into this world at 7 lbs. 14 ozs. and 21 inches long.
My first mid-life crisis resulted in the purchase of a 1981 Chevy Corvette.
Here's a couple of
Outside of the usual oil leaks it ran very well and was in great shape. Too good looking to just sit in the garage all day, I drove it as often as I could. It was especially fun in the warmer weather with the T panels removed.
Unfortunately it was time to say good-bye in 2001 as having 2 kids and a 2 seat car just did not work out. 10 mpg on premium fuel was also getting expensive.
receiving my M.S. in
Penn State in 1990 I moved to
the Washington D.C. suburbs to work for Hughes-STX as a
Senior Programmer/Analyst for the Satellite Microwave
Data Precipitation Studies task at the
Climate and Radiation Branch
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. As task leader,
I provided scientific and computing support on retrieving rain information
from microwave radiometers on-board the Nimbus-7 and DMSP series of
polar orbiting satellites. I assisted in the development of several versions of
the microwave rain rate algorithm and was co-author of several papers on this
topic. I also provided support for Global Warming research using microwave
data from the Microwave Sounding Unit instrument on board several
NOAA polar orbiting satellites.
I returned to Penn State to work as a Research Programmer for the Numerically Intensive Computing Group.
After a reorganization in 2002 the group became the High Performance Computing Group and is part of the new Academic Services and Emerging Technologies unit of Information Technology Services at Penn State.
To steal a paragraph from the HPC Group's mission statement:
Part of what I do at the HPC is to provide support and expertise in the development and optimization of Fortran and C parallel codes on parallel machines such as our big Linux clusters and the IBM SP. I assist PSU faculty and graduate student researchers in the conversion of their serial code to parallel code using parallel libraries such as MPI, PVM, OpenMP, and High Performance Fortran. I also help to optimize code by replacing sometimes inefficient hand-written code with optimized libraries such as IMSL, ESSL, FFTW, ScaLapack, etc. I also explore new hardware and software systems and help to port codes to different CPU architectures.
Check out the IBM SP2 Users Group Home Page.
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