Darryl Gove is a senior principal software engineer in the Oracle Solaris Studio compiler team. He works on the analysis, parallelization, and optimization of both applications and benchmarks. Darryl has a master’s degree as well as a doctorate degree in operational research from the University of Southampton, UK. He is the author of the books Solaris Application Programming (Prentice Hall, 2008) and The Developer’s Edge (Sun Microsystems, 2009), as well as a contributor to the book OpenSPARC Internals (lulu.com, 2008). He writes regularly about optimization and coding and maintains a blog at www.darrylgove.com.