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Gregory L. Tinker

James Kirkland is a Senior Consultant for Racemi. He was previously a Senior Systems Administrator at Hewlett-Packard. He has been working with UNIX variants for more than ten years. James is a Red Hat Certified engineer, Linux LPIC level one certified, and an HP-UX certified System Administrator. He has been working with Linux for seven years and HP-UX for eight years. He has been a participant at HP World, Linux World, and numerous internal HP forums.


David Carmichael works for Hewlett-Packard as a Technical Problem Manager in Alpharetta, Georgia. He earned a bachelors degree in computer science from West Virginia University in 1987 and has been helping customers resolve their IT problems ever since. David has written articles for HP’s IT Resource Center (http://itrc.hp.com) and presented at HP World 2003.


Chris Tinker and Greg Tinker are twin brothers originally from LaFayette, Georgia. Chris began his career in computers while working as a UNIX System Administrator for Lockheed Martin in Marietta, Georgia. Greg began his career while at Bellsouth in Atlanta, Georgia. Both Chris and Greg joined Hewlett-Packard in 1999. Chris’s primary role at HP is as a Senior Software Business Recovery Specialist and Greg’s primary role is as a Storage Business Recovery Specialist. Both Chris and Greg have participated in HP World, taught several classes in UNIX/Linux and Disk Array technology, and obtained various certifications including certifications in Advanced Clusters, SAN, and Linux. Chris resides with his wife, Bonnie, and Greg resides with his wife, Kristen, in Alpharetta, Georgia.