About the Author
Jian Huang is currently the lead engineer for the Network Characterization project within Sun's Performance and Availability Engineering (PAE) group. He joined Sun after receiving his Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota, based on his thesis research into microprocessor design and compiler-assisted performance enhancements.
Jian has various publications in key academic conferences and renowned international journals within the computer engineering community, including the highly selective IEEE Transactions of Computers. His work at Sun has focused on gigabit network performance, commercial workload characterization, and micro benchmark-based comprehensive network evaluation. He also actively participates in the design of Sun's next-generation microprocessors and network interface cards. Jian has published two papers in the SuperG conference in the past two years.