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Biographies

Richard A. Golding received his B.S. degree in Computer Science from Western Washington University in 1987. He received his M.S. degree in 1991 and his Ph.D. degree in 1992, both in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is currently a researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His research interests include distributed operating systems, wide-area systems, and object-based programming environments.

Darrell D. E. Long received his B.S. degree in Computer Science from San Diego State University in 1984. He received his M.S. degree in 1986 and his Ph.D. degree in 1988, both in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego. He is currently Assistant Professor of Computer & Information Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has published articles on protocols for data replication, host reliability, performance guarantees and high-speed I/O systems. His current research interests include distributed computing systems, high-speed I/O systems, performance evaluation and real-time management of large scientific data sets. Dr. Long is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, the Association for Computing Machinery and Sigma Xi. He is the chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Operating Systems and Application Envinronments. He also serves on the editorial board of the International Journal in Computer Simulation.

John Wilkes graduated with degrees in Physics (B.A. 1978, M.A. 1980), and a Diploma (1979) and Ph.D. (1984) in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge. He has worked since 1982 as a project manager, and researcher at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories. His current research interests are in highly available highperformance storage systems, and in resource management in scalable computers. He also enjoys dabbling in photography, interconnects for scalable systems, and performance modelling. He particularly enjoys working with university colleagues on projects such as this one.