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  • February, 19th, 2021:

    McObject, the company behind eXtremeDB gets 2.5 million UN$ per year from us for their database, plus 1% of our US$ revenue. There are two Rust Crates for the eXtremeDB SQL APIs.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of UNDollar.org

  • February, 17th, 2021:

    On the UNDollar.org accounts there are exactly 10 trillion UN$; mainly on the sys account; waiting for 10 billion Private accounts, each with a starting capital of 1,000 UN$.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of UNDollar.org

  • January, 18th, 2021:

    Strategies To Attract Tech Talent Like A Tech Giant
    With The Budget Of A Startup

    Finding tech talent is very challenging. Forty-two percent of companies in the tech sector find it difficult to retain the best talent. And it is even more difficult for small companies and startups that have to compete with tech giants and even bigger budgets. But it is not impossible. Here are some strategies you can apply to attract top tech talent.

    Focus on Culture

    One of the advantages of a startup is that it has an environment of drive and entrepreneurship that big tech companies have lost a little bit. Focus on growing and advertising this culture because it is one of your most significant advantages. Not all employees know what it is like to work for a startup, so part of your strategy should show them.

    Another benefit of the startup culture that many professionals look for is flexibility. Generally, because they have smaller teams, the rules are bent a little as long as you deliver in terms of productivity. For example, a full stack developer may choose to work for a startup because they feel they will have more creative freedom.

    Look to Coding Bootcamp Schools

    Coding bootcamps have become pretty common in the tech industry. People can learn tech skills like front end development or data science in a short few months. Tech companies have been hiring graduates from these courses for years now. One of the reasons is that they finish the course with all the abilities required to perform in the industry.

    As a startup, you can forge partnerships with these schools to hire their best talent first. It means you will have access to highly qualified employees and snatch them before tech giants. There are dozens of coding bootcamps schools listed on BootcampRankings that you can approach, and they are in different cities like Austin, New York, or Philadelphia.

    Show Them How They Will Make an Impact

    Another thing you can use to your advantage is that, being a smaller team, most employees will have the chance to make a real impact. It means their tasks will directly relate to the company’s results. And if the startup is working to make products for the consumer, then their job will have an immediate impact on society.

    Another aspect is that in startups, most employees work alongside the founders and CEOs. So, they can feel like their ideas will be valued and considered. They will have a real voice in the company instead of being just another cog in a much bigger machine. Make sure to advertise this in your job descriptions.

    Learning Opportunities

    Learning opportunities can be job training, online courses, coding bootcamps, or annual stipends for education. But learning in a classroom isn’t the only way to help them grow. You can also offer mentorship programs. With these programs, new employees will have the opportunity to learn from the more experienced employees and even to work with the founders.

    For tech professionals interested in having their own business in the future, working in a startup alongside the founders and CEOs can be the decisive factor. And because startups are companies still in the growing process, all their operations involve some degree learning. There is always room for improvement and trying out new ideas.

    Consider Outsourcing

    As mentioned before, startups are companies that are still small, just in their early years, and have a lot to learn. If you are one, you have to know one of the main disadvantages you have when it comes to competing for talent is your lack of experience. So, instead of trying to tackle everything yourself, you should consider outsourcing.

    Recruiting agencies are created to help other companies fill the roles with the perfect candidates. They do the work for you for reasonable prices, and they do it better. After all, badly designed recruitment strategies can bring monetary losses to a company. Leave the work to the professionals if possible.

    In Summary

    You can implement several strategies to compete with tech giants. But the truth is that startups are very different from companies like Google or Facebook, and they are even better in some aspects. You should use your strengths to your advantage.

    You can focus on your culture, look to coding bootcamp schools, show them how they will make an impact, and offer learning opportunities. Ultimately, you could outsource and hire a recruiting agency if you can afford it.

    Artur Meyster, Founder of careerkarma.co

  • January, 14th, 2021:

    Who doesn't like to play, has to work! Who doesn't like to work, has to fight!

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of UNDollar.org

  • January, 4th, 2021:

    We are now planning 3 georedundant racks, with 7 servers each. 21 servers, each 128 cores, 4 TB RAM and 24 U.2 NVMe (each 15,3 TB). Combined 7.71 PB, 84 TB RAM and 2,688 cores. Good for 1 billion accounts!

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of UNDollar.org

  • December, 31st, 2020:

    One UNDollar.org ETF Fund Share now has a value of 411.85 UN$ (4,118.59 US$). +68.41% annually

    Happy New Year!

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of UNDollar.org

  • November, 21st, 2020:

    After having used the Domain UNOBank.org for many years, we now switch to the Domain UNDollar.org. The United Nations should have the right, to found an UNOBank.org, when they are prepared to. In case the Fed replaces the US-Dollar by the UN-Dollar they could make an eDollar with our database. Nobody knows, if or when this will happen. In the meantime we run the NGO UNDollar.org Foundation as it should be run by the United Nations or the Fed. We don't accept foreign money, for example US$, except from central banks. May be we will accept an account management fee in US$.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of UNDollar.org

  • October, 14th, 2020:

    One of the next steps for our IT will be a cage in 3 geo-redundant datacenters with 6 racks each. One compute rack and five storage racks. All 18 racks will have a combined computing power of 24,192 Cores and a combined NVMe storage of 99 Petabyte; being ready for 7.5 billion accounts. But the next step could be 3 geo-redundant racks with combined 7,680 cores, 120 TB RAM and 14.75 PB NVMe storage; good for at least 1 billion accounts.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of UNDollar.org

  • September, 28th, 2020:

    Every Central Bank can exchange US-Dollars (US$) against UN-Dollars (UN$). For this it will get 1.20% interest per year in UN$ for 10 years. After 10 years the UN-Dollars will be exchanged back to US-Dollars and refunded to the Central Bank. Just speak with me: Willi (at) Rauffer.org

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of UNDollar.org

  • September, 27th, 2020:

    Every private UN-Dollar account at UNDollar.org will get a starting balance (Kopfgeld) of 1,000 UN$ = 10,000 US$.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of UNDollar.org

  • September, 26th, 2020:

    One UNDollar.org ETF Fund Share now has a value of 277.81 UN$ (2,778.10 US$). +53.22% annually

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of UNDollar.org

  • June, 22nd, 2020:

    Since May, 07th, 2018 there is the UNDollar.org ETF Fund. A Fund Share started with 100 UN$ (1,000 US$). On June, 22nd, 2020 the Fund Share value has reached 219.71 UN$ (2,197.10 US$). +44.74% annual return

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of UNDollar.org

  • April, 20th, 2020:

    Sometime in the future we will charge an account management fee of 0.25 UN$ (2.5 US$) per month. But at the moment it is for free.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of UNDollar.org

  • March, 26th, 2020:

    Heute haben wir unseren UN$ auf 10 US$ gefixt.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of UNDollar.org

  • January, 28th, 2020:

    Mr. Benzi Galili from ScaleMP.com stated:

    "Indeed PostgreSQL does not use MPI, but it also is not scalable, meaning that giving it a machine with 10x the number of cores (be it an HPE Superdome Flex, a ScaleMP-based system, or other) - will not yield a 10x performance improvement, and from a certain (low) number of cores, in the 40-100 range (depending on the specific workload), it will not yield any performance gains at all."

    Therefore we dropped our plan to switch the database of UNDollar.org from MariaDB to PostgreSQL. We will furtheron use MariaDB and lateron switch to TiDB, a MySQL compatible NewSQL Cluster database written in the programming languages Go and Rust. Another option would be to use an Oracle Exadata database machine or eXtremeDB for HPC.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of UNDollar.org

  • November, 26th, 2019:

    Wir haben heute unsere Währung UNO durch unsere Währung UN$ (UN-Dollar) ersetzt.

    Vor langer langer Zeit, als wir noch die Domain UN-Notenbank.org hatten, hatten wir bereits den UN-Dollar. Die Domain UN-Notenbank.org erwies sich als Zungenbrecher und wir wechselten zur UNOBank.org Domain und damit auch von UN-Dollar zur Währung UNO.

    Der (neue) UN-Dollar ist auf einen US-Dollar gefixt. Damit geben wir die Gold-Bindung auf. Der US-Dollar ist im Augenblick die de facto Weltwährung und wenn 1 UN$ = 1 US$, dann gibt es keine Umrechnungsprobleme mehr.

    Im Laufe der nächsten Jahre wollen wir eine physische "Tausend-Dollar-Münze" im Nennwert von 1000 UN$ einführen. Der Ausgabepreis soll bei 1000 UN$ liegen, und der Rücknahmepreis ebenfalls bei 1000 UN$. Für die Ausgabe und die Rücknahme der "Tausend-Dollar-Münze" sind die UN$Representives zuständig. Jeder Juwelier kann sich als UN$Repräsentant bei uns bewerben.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of UNDollar.org

    PS: Die Kontoführungsgebühr haben wir wieder abgeschafft.

  • November, 9th, 2019:

    Der UNO ist seit heute nicht mehr auf 25 US$, sondern auf 30 US$ gefixt; ziemlich genau 1/50 des derzeitigen Goldkurses.

    Eigentlich war der UNO mal auf den Silberpreis gefixt (1 UNO = 1 Unze Silber); damals war das Verhaeltnis Gold/Silber ungefaehr 50:1.

    Inzwischen liegt das Verhältnis Gold/Silber bei circa 86:1 und der Goldpreis ist deutlich gestiegen.

    Wir geben deshalb hiermit die Silberbindung auf und orientieren uns in Zukunft nur noch am Goldkurs, der an der Boerse in US$ pro Feinunze notiert wird.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of UNDollar.org

    PS: Die Kontofuehrungsgebuehr liegt inzwischen nicht mehr bei 2,50 US$ pro Monat, sondern bei 0,08 UNO pro Monat. Es gibt im Augenblick keine kostenlosen Kredite mehr; aber man kann sein Konto um die Kontofuehrungsgebuehr zinslos ueberziehen.

  • June, 28th, 2019:

    Ich fand mal den All-Flash Storage von IBM deutlich besser, als die Lustre Loesung von Cray. Der All-Flash Storage von IBM basiert auf dem Storage Betriebssystem ONTAP von NetApp. Allerdings ist dieses auch "nur" ein BSD Unix Derivat. Da koennte man auch FreeBSD mit ZFS und Lustre verwenden! Wahrscheinlich werden wir einen selbst auf der Basis von +++All-NVMe+++ HPE ProLiant DL 385 Rechnern (mit Linux + Ceph) realisierten Storage fuer die Datenspeicherung verwenden.

    Ein solches System soll 10 Jahre im Einsatz sein und dann haben wir vielleicht 1 Milliarde Konten zu verwalten. Bezueglich der Datenmenge haben wir nicht vor, Instagram, Facebook oder Whatsapp zu ersetzen; sondern nur zu ergaenzen. Die UNDollar.org hat den Anspruch ein "Social Money Network" zu sein. Das Hauptproblem in IT technischer Hinsicht besteht aus dem Skalierungsproblem der Datenbank.

    Wir verlangen 2,50 US$ Kontofuehrungsgebuehr pro Monat und die wichtigste Ausgabe sind auf Dauer die Ausgaben fuer's Personal, fuer Hard- und Software, und fuer's Hosten. Unser Sysadmin, mein Neffe Stefan, ist derzeit total unterfordert.

    Im Augenblick haben wir ungefaehr 2 Millionen Hits pro Jahr (10.000 Besucher pro Monat). Vor ein paar Jahren hab ich in Facebook Werbung fuer die UNOBank gemacht; dann ist die Festplatte unseres eMail Servers übergelaufen!!! Seitdem trau ich mich nicht mehr, was in Facebook reinzuschreiben. :-)

    Als Entwickler traeume ich von einer einzigen Maschine. Im Augenblick waere das zum Beispiel vor allem mit einer HPE Superdome Flex mit Shared Memory moeglich. Die Zukunft gehoert den Supercomputern (HPC) auf x86 Basis mit Linux oder dem Microsoft HPC Pack, die ueber mehrere (oder viele) Racks skalieren und nicht bloss aus einem Rack bestehen, wie die HPE Superdome Flex! Da ist IBM/Lenovo mit Abstand der Marktfuehrer. Und IBM hat vor kurzem Red Hat gekauft! Aber Red Hat verkrüppelt ihr tolles Linux, um moeglichst viel Geld zu machen. SUSE und Microsoft sind die lachenden Gewinner.

    Wieviele Petabytes (PB) hat Facebook zu verwalten???

    Wieviele Konten hat die Deutsche Bank zu verwalten???

    Wir sind die eDollar Bank der Vereinten Nationen und haben den Anspruch, dass jedermann bei uns ein Konto haben +++darf+++ (Stichwort: Helikoptergeld).

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of UNDollar.org

  • June, 27th, 2019:

    We are not fully satisfied with the Cray solution, especially the ClusterStore storage (for example no NVMe storage) and have therefore invented the DBMaschine in addition. We could use Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) hardware (the Microcomputer market leader) and the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating system for it and the HPE Superdome Flex instead of the Cray Shasta. The Supercomputers based on Microcomputers are the new Mainframes and we don't need a huge number cruncher for the UNOBank, but a reliable database machine for business banking purposes, scaling to 10 billion accounts or more. Number crunching is only as good, as the algorithms used and these should be based on mathematics and not "only" on statistics. :-) Of course we could use a Cray "number cruncher" for trading FOREX, Futures and Stocks in the future, the algorithms programmed in C++; but we don't have time for this task at the moment.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of UNDollar.org

  • December, 21st, 2017:

    Von einem neuen Mitglied nach den Hintergruenden der UNOBank gefragt, habe ich folgendes geantwortet:

    Die Idee fuer den UNO kam mir waehrend der Diskussionen um den damals noch nicht eingefuehrten Euro. Ich dachte mir, wenn sich die europaeischen Laender auf eine gemeinsame Waehrung einigen, dann vielleicht irgendwann auch die Vereinten Nationen. Aber es war klar, dass das noch ewig dauern kann. Deshalb habe ich die NGO (Non Governmental Organisation) UNOBank.org Foundation gegruendet.

    Bereits 1983 hatte ich eine erste Kontofuehrung programmiert. Seit 1994 ist die UNOBank im Internet vertreten; zuerst nur mit einem Boersenbrief. Ich hab die UNOBank Software bisher selbst programmiert; in PHP mit MySQL (später MariaDB) als Datenbank. In unserem Team gibt es zwar auch einen Entwickler, aber bevor ich ihm lang erklaere, was er programmieren soll, hab ich es schon laengst selbst programmiert.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of UNDollar.org