I work as a research assistant at the Department for Computer Science at the
Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. In my daily work I am
involved in scientific high performance computing, especially in performance
engineering (PE) and the development of tools for PE. In 2009
I implemented the LIKWID Performance Tools.
Besides the development of tools I am also interested in web development.
My preferred programming languages are:
- C for all system level and performance critical applications
- Perl as scripting language
At the moment I am learning the programming language Go, which has some
interesting new concepts. I am not religious about operating systems. Privately
I use everything from Windows to MacOSX, Linux and OpenBSD. I am a fan of
simple and transparent solutions. For this reason I switched to OpenBSD as the
sole operating system for my private laptop.
Other hobbies besides programming are:
- Collecting Seiko watches
- Collecting fountain pens (especially from Pelikan)
- Handheld gaming
- Fiddling with Hifi systems and loudspeaker construction
In this blog I share my experiences and opinions on various topics and hope
that some of the information may be useful to others.