ADRIAN COCKCROFT is a Distinguished Systems Engineer at Sun Microsystems, working in the Performance Applications Engineering organization. He has broad experience of both hardware and software and works to make sure that many diverse products come together to form complete and consistent systems. He is the primary author of Sun Performance and Tuning: Java and the Internet, and contributed to the Sun BluePrint on Resource Management. An Englishman, he holds a degree in Applied Physics and Electronics from the City University, London.
BILL WALKER is an IT Architect in Sun Professional Services, working in the IT Consulting and Operations Services (ITCOPS) practice. With an extensive background in IT management, he is currently focused on services including performance analysis, capacity planning, performance management, and server consolidation. He is a co-author and instructor of the Sun Educational Services Technology Seminar, "Solaris Performance and Tuning Secrets," and has taught several courses on Unix System Administration for local colleges. He attended Millersville University, studying Electrical Engineering, and Management of Information Systems.