Ron Minnich has been working in HPC
for much longer than he ever expected to, which explains the grey hairs in his
beard. He has built software and HPC systems based on FPGAs, PIMs, distributed
computers (co-authoring a famous C&W song: "I was Grid before Grid was
cool"), and clusters. He has been working with Unix innards longer than some
of his co-workers have been alive, which fact causes him to wonder if he should
get in another line of work.