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About the Authors

Nicholas Solter has worked at Sun Microsystems for more than eight years in the areas of high availability and distributed systems. In his work on the Solaris Cluster product, he has implemented clustering support for core Solaris features such as Zones and SMF. He was the technical lead in open sourcing the Solaris Cluster product and is currently leading the effort to run Solaris Cluster on the OpenSolaris distribution.

In addition to his work at Sun, Nicholas has experience in the computer game industry at Digital Media International and Electronic Arts. He is also the lead author of Professional C++ (Wrox) and has taught C++ at the college level.

Nicholas studied computer science at Stanford University, where he earned bachelor of science (with distinction) and master of science degrees, with a concentration in systems. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, reading, and playing in the Colorado snow (having been deprived of winters growing up in Southern California).

Gerald Jelinek has been an engineer at Sun Microsystems for a total of almost 20 years, although not contiguously. He currently works on the Zones virtualization subsystem in OpenSolaris. In the past, he has worked on a wide variety of projects, including system installation, JumpStart, printing, a variety of system administration tools, and the Solaris Volume Manager. A little-known fact is that he personally assembled the various project bits and burned the Solaris 2.0 golden CD. In addition to Sun, Gerald has worked at several other companies.

Gerald graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.S. in computer science, and from the University of Colorado with an M.S. in computer science. He and his wife, Sarah, spend most of their free time fixing up the 85-year-old house they recently moved into.

David Miner has been an engineer at Sun Microsystems for nearly two decades. He is presently the lead for the Caiman installer project and co-lead for the OpenSolaris distribution. During his time at Sun he has worked primarily in the areas of system administration and networking and has been a significant contributor to a variety of projects in both fields, including the Solaris admintool and sysidtool, PC-NFS, the Solaris DHCP server and DHCP Manager management tool, and the Service Management Facility (SMF). Prior to Sun, Dave worked at Prime Computer on TCP/IP networking.

David graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. (with honors) in computer science. In his spare time, Dave is an avid golfer and hoopster. He and his wife, Kris Corwin, are the adoptive parents of a small pack of retired racing greyhounds.

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