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Senior IT Architect with a major technology company in Silicon Valley. Specializing in networking, clustered super computing, UNIX and Linux driver and kernel internals, high performance networking and computing environments. Open source hacker, infrequent contributor to various open source projects.
Third generation American of Japanese descent (grandparents from Yamaguchi Prefecture), born and raised in Northern California, wife from Yamanashi Prefecture. Have traveled extensively to Japan since the Bubble years (mid-80s) for business and leisure, continue to do so now. Probably know the Kanto (Tokyo/Yokohama) area better than Northern California.