Acknowledgments

We would like to thank Doug Lea, Michael Scott, Ron Rivest, Tom Corman, Radia Perlman, George Varghese and Michael Sipser for their help in finding the right publication venue for our book.

We thank all the students, colleagues, and friends who read our draft chapters and sent us endless lists of comments and ideas: Yehuda Afek, Shai Ber, Martin Buchholz, Vladimir Budovsky, Christian Cachin, Cliff Click, Yoav Cohen, Dave Dice, Alexandra Fedorova, Pascal Felber, Christof Fetzer, Shafi Goldwasser, Rachid Guerraoui, Tim Harris, Danny Hendler, Maor Hizkiev, Eric Koskinen, Christos Kozyrakis, Edya Ladan, Doug Lea, Oren Lederman, Pierre Leone, Yossi Lev, Wei Lu, Victor Luchangco, Virendra Marathe, Kevin Marth, John Mellor-Crummey, Mark Moir, Dan Nussbaum, Kiran Pamnany, Ben Pere, Torvald Riegel, Vijay Saraswat, Bill Scherer, Warren Schudy, Michael Scott, Ori Shalev, Marc Shapiro, Yotam Soen, Ralf Suckow, Seth Syberg, Alex Weiss, and Zhenyuan Zhao. We apologize for any names inadvertently omitted.

We thank Mark Moir, Steve Heller, and our colleagues in the Scalable Synchronization group at Sun Microsystems for their incredible support during the writing of the book.

Thanks to all who have sent us errata to improve this book, including: Rajeev Alur, Matthew Allen, Karolos Antoniadis, Cristina Basescu, Liran Barsisa, Igor Berman, Konstantin Boudnik, Bjoern Brandenburg, Martin Buchholz, Kyle Cackett, Mario Calha, Michael Champigny, Neill Clift, Eran Cohen, Daniel B. Curtis, Gil Danziger, Venkat Dhinakaran, David Dice, Wan Fokkink, David Fort, Robert P. Goddard, Brian Goetz, Bart Golsteijn, K. Gopinath, Enes Goktas, Jason T. Greene, Dan Grossman, Tim Halloran, Muhammad Amber Hassaan, Matt Hayes, Francis Hools, Ben Horowitz, Barak Itkin, Paulo Janotti, Kyungho Jeon, Ahmed Khademzadeh, Irena Karlinsky, Habib Khan, Omar Khan, Namhyung Kim, Guy Korland, Sergey Kotov, Doug Lea, Yossi Lev, Adam MacBeth, Kevin Marth, Adam Morrison, Adam Weinstock, Mike Maloney, Tim McIver, Sergejs Melderis, Bartosz Milewski, Mark Moir, Adam Morrison, Victor Luchangco, Jose Pedro Oliveira, Dale Parson, Jonathan Perry, Amir Pnueli, Pat Quillen, Binoy Ravindran, Roei Raviv, Sudarshan Raghunathan, Jean-Paul Rigault, Michael Rueppel, Mohamed M. Saad, Assaf Schuster, Marc Shapiro, Nathar Shah, Huang-Ti Shih, Joseph P. Skudlarek, James Stout, Mark Summerfield, Deqing Sun, Seth Syberg, Fuad Tabba, Binil Thomas, John A Trono, Thomas Weibel, Adam Weinstock, Jaeheon Yi, Zhenyuan Zhao, Ruiwen Zuo, Chong Xing.

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