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  • September, 18th, 2021:

    Ampere Altra Max versus AMD EPYC

    We intend to use 27 servers with 64 cores AMD EPYC processors (4 x Apache/PHP, 15 x database/production, 5 x database/test and 3 x backup: good for 1.25 billion accounts, scalable to 5 billion accounts or more). But may be an ARM64 (Ampere Altra Max) CPU would be an alternative solution??? One EPYC core counts for 2 Ampere Altra cores. Both are manufactured with a 7nm process. Less problems with proven x64 EPYC!? For example the ARM64 drivers could be a problem. An Altra Max with 128 cores consumes 250 W. More than an EPYC with 64 cores! An AMD EPYC 7713P consumes only 225 Watt and the next EPYC generation has 96 cores and uses 5 nm technology.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation

  • September, 6th, 2021:

    Copyright 1983

    In 1983 I've programmed my first account management system.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation

  • August, 15th, 2021:

    Electricity Consumption

    The electricity consumption of an UNDollar transaction is minimal compared to the Bitcoin, because there is no blockchain, which has to be calculated. The UN$ is no anonymous crypto-currency like the Bitcoin. One 3 times geo-redundant UN$ transaction (with backup) consumes only 0.0005 Wh!!! Green energy! Even dark green energy!!! And the UNDollar.org data are nevertheless encrypted in the database. One Bitcoin consumes more than 1,000 KWh!!!

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation

  • August, 8th, 2021:

    United Nations Share

    Today we've transfered to the United Nations account additional 1,020,000 UNDollar.org Foundation Corp. shares (51%). So now the United Nations have a share of 76%.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation

  • June, 3rd, 2021:

    United Nations Account

    Today we've sent a letter to António Guterres (Secretary-General of the United Nations) with the credentials of a new United Nations account with 500,000 UNDollar.org Corp. shares (25%) and a starting capital of 100 million UN$.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation

  • April, 15th, 2021:

    AMD + Ampere

    We have newly configured a server with the new AMD 3rd Gen EPYC "Milan" processors. In the future we will may be use servers, based on ARM processors, for example from Ampere, currently tested by Cloudflare.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation

  • March, 22nd, 2021:

    Transfer Shares

    Since today you can transfer UNDollar.org Corp. shares in one thousandth increments from one account to another account.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation

  • March, 12th, 2021:

    Account Management Fee

    Sometime in the future we will charge may be an account management fee of 1.25 US$ per month.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation

  • March, 12th, 2021:

    Vision 3001

    We do have the 3001 vision. A future full of harmony. The UN$ should last at least until the year 3001. Which means at least 980 years from now into the future.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation

  • March, 12th, 2021:

    Starting Capital

    Every Private UN-Dollar account at UNDollar.org gets a starting capital of 250 UN$ = 2,500 US$. Every Business, Org or Project account gets a starting capital of 10,000 UN$ = 100,000 US$. If someone acts as an UNAngel and manages new members, she/he gets 250 UN$ per new member.

    Nations, Regions and Communities get a starting capital of 250 UN$ per citizen.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation

  • March, 10th, 2021:

    Amount of Money in Circulation

    On the UNDollar.org accounts there are exactly 20 trillion UN$; mainly on the sys account (19999999711655.351 UN$); waiting for 10 billion Private accounts, each with a starting capital of 250 UN$; 1 billion Business/Org/Project accounts, each with a starting capital of 10,000 UN$; and 2.5 trillion UN$ for nations accounts, 2.5 trillion UN$ for regions accounts and 2.5 trillion UN$ for community accounts (each 250 UN$ per citizen).

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation

  • 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 the UNDollar Foundation

  • 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 the UNDollar Foundation

  • November, 21st, 2020:

    After having used the Domain UNOBank.org for many years, we now switch to the Domain UNDollar.org.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation

  • 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 the UNDollar Foundation

  • 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 the UNDollar Foundation

  • January, 28th, 2020:

    Mr. Benzi Galili from ScaleMP.com (several AMD EPYC servers combined to one big Software-Defined Server via Infiniband) 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 Cluster. Mr. Benzi Galili favors eXtremeDB.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation

  • 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 zehn US-Dollar gefixt. Damit geben wir die Gold-Bindung auf. Der US-Dollar ist im Augenblick die de facto Weltwährung und wenn 1 UN$ = 10 US$, dann gibt es keine grossen Umrechnungsprobleme mehr.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation

  • 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 the UNDollar Foundation

  • 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 Software defined 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.

    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, etwas 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 the UNDollar Foundation

  • 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", based on Postgres-XL Software. 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.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation

  • December, 21st, 2017:

    Von einem neuen Mitglied nach den Hintergruenden des UNDollar gefragt, habe ich folgendes geantwortet:

    Die Idee fuer den UN$ 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 eine NGO (Non Governmental Organisation) gegruendet.

    Bereits 1983 hatte ich eine erste Kontofuehrung programmiert. Seit 1994 ist der UN$ im Internet vertreten; zuerst nur mit einem Boersenbrief. Ich hab die UNDollar 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 the UNDollar Foundation