Alexei Alexandrov is a senior software developer in Intel’s Performance, Analysis and Threading Lab. He lives and works in Russia, Nizhniy Novgorod city. Prior to joining Intel in February 2004 Alexei worked for a local company in Saratov (which is a city about 350 miles to the south of Nizhny Novgorod) doing database-related things. Rewinding even earlier, Alexei worked as a software developer for a company which produced (and seems to still produce) computer-driven machines. Alexei graduated from Saratov State Technical University in 2002 with PhD in Computer Science. It was a research related to robots computer control. Currently Alexei’s interests are computer microarchitecture, performance tuning, software development and engineering. In his spare time Alexei plays basketball, listens to the music, plays guitar and reads books.