Burton Smith

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Burton Smith

Name: Burton J. Smith

Born: Circa 1945

Computer-related contributions

  • Computer architect who has made major contributions to the field of parallel computation, primarily in the area of high-speed, general purpose computer architecture.
  • In December, 2005, Smith was hired by Microsoft as a Technical Fellow. He worked with a variety of groups within the company to define and expand efforts in the areas of high-performance and parallel computing. From 1985 to 1988, Smith was a fellow of the Institute for Defense Analyses Supercomputing Research Center.

Honors and awards

  • Eckert-Mauchly Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) (1991).
  • Association for Computing Machinery (1991).
  • Seymour Cray Computer Science and Engineering Award from the IEEE Computer Society (2003).
  • Elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2010).