Celebrity Boxing (and sizing): Alan Greenspan vs. Gene Amdahl
Come and watch Alan and Gene duke it out over who has the best approach to predicting application performance on super-servers. During the half-time entertainment break, some (apparently) new results in queueing theory will also be dragged into the ring.
Neil J. Gunther, M.Sc., Ph.D. is a leading industry computer performance consultant who founded Performance Dynamics Company (www.perfdynamics.com) in 1994. Prior to that, Dr. Gunther held research and management positions at San Jose State University, JPL/NASA (Voyager and Galileo spacecraft), Xerox PARC research center and Pyramid/Siemens Technology. His performance and capacity planning classes have been given to such worldwide organizations as Boeing, Fedex, Motorola, Stanford University, and Sun Microsystems. The next public class "Guerrilla Capacity Planning" will be held in Castro Valley, Nov 4--8, 2002. Dr. Gunther has given PERNET talks since its inception in 1995.