My Photo

Tracks that I've spent time on

  • Mid America Motorplex-Official Website.
  • BIR Brainerd International Raceway Brainerd Minnesota | Northstar Nationals

Porsche Websites

  • Trackpedia - Main Page
  • Drivers Education Checklist
  • Welcome to RennTech.org
  • Audi Mercedes Porsche: Maplewood Imports
  • : : Auto Edge.com : :
  • Apex SPG offers Racing products from SPARCO, Simpson, Bell, Han's device, Alpine Stars, OMP, STAND 21, Pagid, Auto Power Industries, Motive Products, Longacre, BBS, Corbeau, IO Port, BREY-KRAUSE, MECHANIX WEAR, M&R RACING, ROBIC TIMERS, H3R, ULTRA SHIELD, CHILL FACTOR, MATRIX, SAFETY SOLUTIONS HUTCHENS DEVICE and D-CEL, RCI, Fuel Safe, ATI, Pit Products, Race Quip, Safe Quip, Smart Racing Products, Performance Friction.
  • SST Motorsports

Distributed Computing Books

  • Svein-Olaf Hvasshovd: Recovery in Parallel Database Systems
    Svein-Olaf Hvasshovd: Recovery in Parallel Database Systems
  • Douglas Schmidt: Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture, Volume 2, Patterns for Concurrent and Networked Objects
    Douglas Schmidt: Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture, Volume 2, Patterns for Concurrent and Networked Objects
  • Harold Abelson: Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs - 2nd Edition (MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
    Harold Abelson: Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs - 2nd Edition (MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
  • Kenneth P. Birman: Building Secure and Reliable Network Applications
    Kenneth P. Birman: Building Secure and Reliable Network Applications
  • Gregory Pfister: In Search of Clusters (2nd Edition)
    Gregory Pfister: In Search of Clusters (2nd Edition)
  • Daniel P. Siewiorek: Reliable Computer Systems: Design and Evaluation
    Daniel P. Siewiorek: Reliable Computer Systems: Design and Evaluation
  • Pankaj Jalote: Fault Tolerance in Distributed Systems
    Pankaj Jalote: Fault Tolerance in Distributed Systems
  • George Coulouris: Distributed Systems: Concepts and Design (International Computer Science)
    George Coulouris: Distributed Systems: Concepts and Design (International Computer Science)

WebSphere Links

  • The other Billy from IBM
  • IBM developerWorks : WebSphere

Contact

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Biography

Billy Newport is a Distinguished Engineer working on WebSphere XD distributed caching technology (ObjectGrid) and on WebSphere high availability. He's worked at IBM since Sept 2001. Besides his current activities, he helped add advanced APIs like the WorkManager APIs (JSR 236/237) and worked on the staff plugin architecture of WPS. Prior to IBM, he worked as an independant consultant at a variety of companies in investment banking, telcos, publishing, yellow pages over the previous 13 years in over 10 countries. He graduated from the Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland with a Bachelors in Applied Computing in 1989.

When not working at IBM, he's busy tracking his Porsche and running his new drivers education portal (http://www.trackpedia.com)

Interests

J2EE, Java, High Availability, Financial Applications, cycling, Porsche automobiles.