About the Author
PHIL EZOLT discovered Linux more than nine years ago when pursuing an undergraduate electrical and computer engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon. For six years, Phil ported and designed Linux performance tools for Compaq's Alpha performance group and represented Compaq in the SPEC CPU subcommittee. During that time, he improved Linux performance on the industry standard SPEC Web and CPU benchmarks using the performance tools he ported and developed. Phil is currently part of a Hewlett-Packard team developing Sepia, a visualization technology that uses Linux XC clusters, OpenGL, and off-the-shelf graphics cards to parallelize real-time high-end visualizations. He is also currently pursing a master's degree in computer science from Harvard University and is a big fan of German-style board games.