Other Books by Sandra K. Johnson, Ph.D.
GREGORY: The Life of a Lupus Warrior. This book is an autobiography and a biography of Gregory Garland Johnson. It is an inspiring story of strength, love and devotion. It is the story of Gregory's efforts to live a rewarding, fulfilling life in the midst of tremendous medical hardship. Gregory began his autobiography after recovering from a near-fatal Lupus flare up. He was unable to complete the story before his death, so his sister Sandra completed it on his behalf. Listed below is a review of GREGORY by the Lupus Foundation of America, which includes GREGORY on it's list of recommended readings:
"In the first part of this fascinating book, Gregory writes autobiographically about growing up in he 60s and 70s as a young black man in the South, and then being diagnosed with lupus in his sophomore year of college. In spite of receiving medical care, lupus complications ended Gregory’s life when he was only 35. Until then, he provided a picture of determination and fortitude that provided an example to all who knew him. His family found the manuscript of the autobiography among his things, but it wasn’t until 11 years later that his sister, Sandra, was able to take on the task of completing the second part of the story by writing the rest of the story as Gregory’s biography. Sandra herself is an important part of the story: The first black woman to earn a Ph.D. in electrical engineering in the U.S., who accumulated 35 patents and patent applications, and wrote more than 35 technical publications during her 20 years with IBM, Sandra was diagnosed with discoid lupus nine months after her brother died. "
- The Lupus Foundation of America
For more information on GREGORY, and to order the book, go to the book's web site here: GREGORY: The Life of a Lupus Warrior.
Performance Tuning for Linux Servers, Sandra K. Johnson, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief. This technical book is a guide to optimizing applications executing on high-end enterprise servers (computers). These servers are running the Linux operating system, an open source system (non-proprietary) developed, updated and maintained by a global team of individuals working to make it better.
Listed below is one of the reviews of the book from Amazon.com:
"This is one of those rare books that ranks high on many criteria... It's got a lot of theory, the "why" of different features as they relate to performance. It's also packed full of practical material. They tell you how to measure key components in the system and what parameters you can change to affect those areas. When you get done, you've covered every conceivable area that exists in the Linux environment. I particularly liked the blending of measuring/monitoring along with the instructions on how to change performance. The chapter on system performance monitoring tools can be used immediately to see how your system runs. Once you become comfortable using those tools, you can use them to run before and after comparisons of tuning efforts. There's no guesswork involved. Measure, tweak, and remeasure. Repeat as necessary. Same with the benchmarking tools. They will allow you to know without a doubt whether the changes you made work or not"
For more information on Performance Tuning for Linux Servers, and to order the book, please go to Amazon or Barnes & Noble.