Donald Shell

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Donald ShellName: Donald Shell

Born: March 1, 1924

Computer-related contributions

  • American computer scientist.
  • Created the Shell sort sorting algorithm.
  • Managed the engineering department for General Electric's new Information Services Center which was the first commercial enterprise to link computers together using the client–server architecture. This architecture is the basic design for the Internet.

Significant publications

  • Optimizing the Polyphase Sort (1971).
  • On the Convergence of Infinite Exponentials (1962).
  • The Share 709 System: A Cooperative Effort (1959).
  • A Chebycheff Fitting Criterion (1958).