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Nick Black
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Attended Georgia Institute of Technology
Lives in New York City
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Senior Software Engineer
Skills
optimization, high-performance computing, supercomputers, unix programming
Employment
  • Google
    Senior Software Engineer, 2013 - present
  • Sprezzatech
    Principal Scientist, 2012 - 2013
  • Nvidia,
    Senior Compiler Engineer, 2011 - 2011
  • AccelerEyes
    Chief Engineer, 2010 - 2010
  • McAfee
    Principal Engineer, 2005 - 2010
  • Reflex Security
    Senior Software Engineer, Co-founder, 2000 - 2005
  • CNN
    Systems Programmer, 1999 - 2000
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    Teaching Assistant, 1998 - 2000
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New York City
Previously
Atlanta - Austin
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supercomputer wrangler
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I make the world go faster.
Bragging rights
secure computing impact engineer of the year 2008...and i've got a knuth check :D.
Education
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    Computer Science, Nuclear Engineering, Mathematics, 1998 - 2012
  • George Walton Comprehensive HS
    High school, 1996 - 1998
  • Marist School
    Middle/high school, 1991 - 1996
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Said the thinking man , hi 
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not with a bang, but with a whimper...it's been fun, kids
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Sorry to hear it, Nick. Life will present another interesting challenge for you.
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http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/creatures/ this delighted me deeply -- all the various images chip designers have hidden into their etched silicon. i especially admired "diet slice" and "the chip smurf"  (http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/creatures/pages/smurf.html)
This surrealistic gallery features images of silicon cartoon creatures and other doodles scribbled by chip designers that we have discovered on computer chips while examining them under the microscope.
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sprezzos's RAPTORIAL cuts apt-file's running time in half, apt-show-versions' by two-thirds, and hits 50x speedups on pathological cases. SprezzOS: because the industry is a bunch of punks
Package: wnpp Severity: normal We are looking for a developer / co-maintainer for apt-file. The package description is: apt-file is a command line tool for searching files contained in packages for th...
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Interesting.
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SprezzOS's RAPTORIAL system begins to show fruit, cutting apt-show-versions running time by 96% -- you read that right, nine-six-percent -- in initial testing, taking full advantage of multiple processing elements.
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there are only 43 people in my "badasses" circle. y'all need to shape up.
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shape up? FDB mang
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if you haven't heard, I've joined Google's high performance computing team in NYC. Ought be a blast.
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Congrats! I'm from NYC and miss her dearly. You'll love it!
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this is pretty grimly fascinating
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this was a tremendous pain in the ass to write and consumed my entire sunday, so please at least go point out glaring errors to me whilst laughing scornfully and talking badly about me to friends and media. back to real work now.
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