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  • December, 31, 2023:

    Neujahrswünsche

    Die besten Neujahrswünsche für die UNDollar Community sendet:

    Rudolf Niedermeier, CEO of the UNDollar Foundation


  • December, 31, 2023:

    UN$-Index in 2023: +32%

    Our UN$-Index has risen by 32% in 2023 (outperforming the S&P500 index). This means a currency conversion rate UNDUSD of 13.2000. If you would have bought UND in January of 2023 you would have a gain of 32%, when you sell these UN-Dollars in January of 2024.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation


  • December, 15, 2023:

    UNDollar.org Linux Cluster in 2024

    In 2024 we will have a 3-times georedundant database cluser in 3 different data centers. One secure transaction costs only about 0.000,001 Cents (1 millionth Cent) for green energy!!!

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation


  • December, 01, 2023:

    HI = Human Intelligence

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation


  • December, 01, 2023:

    Brainware

    Hardware is no ware without Software. Software is no ware without Brainware.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation


  • November, 08, 2023:

    Fiat Money

    Before January, the 1st 2023, the UN-Dollar was Fiat money, like the Euro, the US-Dollar and the Bitcoin (snowball system). But since then the digital UN-Dollar is backed by real values like gold and stocks and by cash. On January, the 1st 2023, the currency conversion rate between the UN$ and the US$ was 1:10. One UN$ equaled ten US$. Now 1 UN$ is worth 12.07 US$.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation


  • September, 30, 2023:

    UN$-Index in the third quarter of 2023: -4.6%

    The gold and the stock shares of the UN$-index have fallen by 4.6% in the third quarter of 2023. Therefore the new currency conversion rate of the UNDollar is now 12.07 US$ per 1 UN$.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation


  • June, 30, 2023:

    UN$-Index in the second quarter of 2023: +15.7%

    The gold and the stock shares of the UN$-index have risen by 15.7% in the second quarter of 2023. The first (+9.3%) and the second quarter together have a gain of 26.46% for the first half year of 2023. Therefore the new currency conversion rate of the UNDollar is now 12.65 US$ per 1 UN$.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation


  • May, 27, 2023:

    Micron 6500 ION NVMe SSD

    An interesting innovation is the Micron 6500 ION NVMe SSD in EDSFF (E1.L) form factor with 30.72 TB. Ideal for ZFS snapshots.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation


  • March, 31, 2023:

    UN$-Index in the first quarter of 2023: +9.3%

    The gold and the stock shares of the UN$-index have risen by 9.3% in the first quarter of 2023. Therefore the new currency conversion rate of the UNDollar is now 10.93 US$ per 1 UN$.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation


  • February, 12, 2023:

    Phallus-Symbol Schwert

    Schwerter zu Pflugscharen.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation


  • February, 12, 2023:

    Wealth Management Currency

    The UN$ is a wealth management currency and complements every other currency.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation


  • February, 10, 2023:

    Urcode

    Urcode ist die Information, die bei einem Urknall an das neue Universum weitergegeben wird.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation


  • February, 10, 2023:

    Regio

    Der Euro ist bloss eine Regionalwaehrung. Ein Regio.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation


  • February, 10, 2023:

    Urcode

    Urcode - Gencode - Kulturcode

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation


  • February, 10, 2023:

    Ukraine-"Spezialoperation"

    Die NATO soll auf die Krim verzichten und Putin auf die Ukraine!

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation


  • January, 31, 2023:

    UN$-Index in January +4.4%

    The gold and the stock shares of the UN$-index have risen by 4.4% in January. Therefore the new currency conversion rate of the UNDollar is now 10.44 US$ per 1 UN$.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation


  • December, 31, 2022:

    UNDollar backed by Gold and Stock Shares (UN$-Index)

    Starting with Jan/01/2023 every UNDollar will be covered by 10% Gold and 90% Stock Shares. There will be no UNDollars for free any longer. On the other hand you can sell UNDollars via the UNExchange for USDollars. It's recommended to use Paypal or Wise (for larger sums) for buying/selling UNDollars. Every UNDollar will participate in the growth of the underlying index. Starting value are the 10 US$ per 1 UN$. May be the UNDollar will outperform the USDollar within 10 years by a factor of 4?

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation


  • August, 13th, 2022:

    Electricity Consumption

    The electricity consumption of an UNDollar transaction is minimal compared to the Bitcoin, because the UN$ doesn't need a blockchain, which has to be calculated. One 3 times geo-redundant UN$ transaction (with backup) consumes only 0.0002 Wh (1/5000 Wh)!!! Green energy! And the UNDollar.org data are nevertheless encrypted in the database. One Ethereum transaction consumes up to 230 KWh!!! Even with Proof of Stake the energy consumption of an Ethereum transaction is still ten million times higher than that of an UN$ transaction.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation


  • July, 18th, 2022:

    GRAID NVMe Raid Card

    The GRAID NVMe raid card doesn't support ARM RHEL linux. The only ARM linux it currently supports is Ubuntu.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation


  • July, 13th, 2022:

    SNB Private Investors

    About 50% of the shares of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) are owned by private investors.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation


  • July, 6th, 2022:

    UNDollars for the Vault

    The Bitcoin wants to be the gold coin of the internet and it's best feature is that you can print it out and put the paper into your vault. The same is planned for the UN$. Deduct a certain amount from your UNDollar.org account and print the crypto code on a piece of paper (for the vault). Lateron you can transfer the amount with the crypto key again back into your UNDollar.org account or give it away. This function is called "Print UN$ Certificate". We use an OpenSSL cipher.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation


  • April, 6th, 2022:

    Our fellow stocks radio Boerse.FM has donated to UNICEF.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation


  • December, 31st, 2021:

    One UNDollar.org Fund Share now has a value of 4,911.87 US$. +54.42% annual return

    Happy New Year!

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation


  • December, 16th, 2021:

    Nimbus Data SSDs

    Hallo,
    ich bin ueber speicherguide.de auf den SSD Hersteller Nimbus Data aufmerksam geworden:
    "Die größte verfügbare SSD ist das Exadrive DC von Nimbus Data mit 100 TByte. Sie kostet rund 34.000 Euro (40.000 US-Dollar) Listenpreis. Die mittlere Zeit zwischen Fehlern soll bei 2,5 Millionen Stunden liegen, was sie zum Einsatz im Enterprise tauglich macht. Mit 210 bis 340 Euro pro TByte (vgl. WD-HDD Ultrastar DC HC650 mit 25 Euro pro TByte) derzeit sicher noch nicht konkurrenzfähig zur HDD, eher ein technologisches Aushängeschild."

    An Exadrive DC from Nimbus Data with 50 TByte is 12,500 US$.

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation


  • September, 18th, 2021:

    Ampere Altra Max versus AMD EPYC

    We intend to use 9 servers with a 64 core AMD EPYC processor each (4 x Nginx/PHP, 3 x database/production (3 x 10 7.6 TB Micron NVMe, MySQL Galera Cluster), 1 x database/test (10 7.6 TB Micron NVMe, MySQL) and 1 x backup (24 x 18 TB WD HDDs): good for 75 million accounts, scalable to 5 billion accounts or more). Geo-redundant in 3 different finnish datacenters (dark green energy).

    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, 8th, 2021:

    United Nations Share

    Today we've transfered to the United Nations account additional 500,000 UNDollar.org Foundation Corp. shares (25%). So now the United Nations have a share of 50%.

    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%).

    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:

    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


  • 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


  • December, 31st, 2020:

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

    Happy New Year!

    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. UNDollar.org is the domain of the UNDollar Foundation. We are no "banksters" ;-), but programmers, stock market experts and philantropists. ;-)

    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


  • September, 26th, 2020:

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

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation


  • June, 22nd, 2020:

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

    Willi Rauffer, Chairman of the UNDollar Foundation


  • March, 26th, 2020:

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

    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 an 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