David Morse is a Staff Engineer on the Performance Engineering team at VMware. He has 18 years of benchmarking experience at VMware, Dell Inc., and NCR Corp. He has held a variety of roles within the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC), including chairing the Open Systems Steering Committee and serving on the Board of Directors. David has a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of South Carolina and is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE).
The author would like to thank: Todd Muirhead, for his DVD Store development; David Klee, for his SQL Server expertise; Qasim Ali, for his power profile advice; and colleagues within the performance engineering organization, many of whom provided valuable feedback throughout this study.