Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Gene Myron Amdahl
Born: November 16, 1922, in Flandreau, South Dakota USA
Death: November 10, 2015 (Age: 92)
- American computer architect and high-tech entrepreneur, best known for his work on mainframe computers at IBM and later his own companies, especially Amdahl Corporation.
- He formulated Amdahl's law, which states a fundamental limitation of parallel computing.
- By 1979 Amdahl Corporation had sold over a US $1 billion of V6 and V7 mainframes and had over 6,000 employees worldwide.
Honors and awards
- Recognized with the SIGDA Pioneering Achievement Award (2007).
- Fellow Award from the Computer History Museum (1998).
- Recognized as the Centennial Alumnus of South Dakota State University (1986).
- Awarded the Harry H. Goode Memorial Award by the IEEE Computer Society (1983).
- Member of the National Academy of Engineering (1967).
- Became an IBM Fellow (1965).