About the Author
Tom Chalfant received his bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Kentucky, and received a master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Dayton. Before joining Sun Microsystems in 1996, Tom was a US Air Force Officer and later worked for the US Government as a civilian. Since joining Sun Microsystems, Tom has worked as a System Support Engineer, Regional System Support Engineer, Corporate Problem Resolution Engineer, and now as a Staff Engineer in support of the Sun Enterprise 10000 server and Sun Fire 15K server product groups. His experience spans many years, many disciplines, and many data centers, in both mainframe and UNIX-based shops across the US and abroad.