Vladimir Silva was born in Quito, Ecuador. He received a System's Analyst degree from the Polytechnic Institute of the Army in 1994. In the same year, he came to the United States as an exchange student pursuing an M.S. degree in Computer Science at Middle Tennessee State University. After graduation, he joined the IBM WebAhead technology think tank. His interests include Grid Computing, Neural Nets, and Artificial Intelligence. He also holds numerous IT certifications including OCP, MCSD, and MCP. He has written many technical articles for IBM developerWorks in the fields of grid computing, and security.
Here is a list Vladimir's technical papers:
1. Crunch big numbers with GT3 using a quadratic sieve. http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/grid/library/gr-factor/
2. Advanced UI design for GNOME. http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-slik/
3. Globus Toolkit 4 Early Access: WSRF. http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/grid/library/gr-gt4early/
4. Secure Java apps on Linux using MD5 crypt. http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-md5crypt/
5. Design skinnable Java UIs for media players with native performance. http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/java/library/j-slik/
6. Manage X.509 certificates in your grid with Java Certificate Services.
7. IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal: GT3 and WebSphere compatibility
8.Using Java with Globus Grid Security Infrastructure
9. The Master Managed Job Factory Service (MMJFS)
10. Set up a grid job scheduler with the Globus Toolkit 3.2.x
11. Build a data grid with the Storage Resource Broker.