Mainframe computing pioneer Gene Amdahl dies at ninety two

Mainframe computing pioneer Gene Amdahl dies at 92

Gene Amdahl, a pioneer of mainframe computing, died from pneumonia this week at age ninety two. Dr. Amdahl is understood for is figure with IBM, extra particularly on the IBM 704, IBM 709 and different tasks. He was additionally the chief architect on the System/360 collection, a line of mainframe computer systems that may turn out to be probably the most profitable in IBM’s historical past. The truth is, it is inside workings would affect pc design within the years that adopted. After two stints with IBM, Dr. Amdahl arrange the Amdahl Company that may immediately compete together with his former employer within the mainframe market. His machines have been inexpensive and quicker that these of IBM whereas nonetheless being suitable with the corporate’s mainframe software program. He additionally formulated Amdahl’s regulation which is used to foretell the theoretical most velocity enchancment throughout a number of processors in parallel computing. Dr. Amdahl is survived by his spouse, two daughters, 5 grandchildren and a brother.

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