Distinguished engineer, IBM
Paul E. McKenney is a distinguished engineer at IBM and has worked on SMP, NUMA, and RCU algorithms for longer than he cares to admit (see this if you don't believe this). He has recently become quite interested in getting realtime response from mid-range SMP systems. Prior to that, he worked on packet-radio and Internet protocols (but long before the Internet became popular), system administration, business applications, and realtime systems, the latter on early 1980s eight-bit systems. He is extremely thankful that today's computers have much more than 64 kbytes of memory. His hobbies include running and the usual house-wife-and-kids habit.