Updated: 06/05/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Gerrot (Gerry) Anne Blaauw
Born: July 17, 1924 in The Hague, Netherlands
Computer related contributions
- One of the principal designers of the IBM System/360 line of computers.
- While a key engineer on the IBM System/360 project, announced in 1964 Blaauw made the successful case for an 8-bit (as opposed to 6-bit) design.
- At Harvard, he worked on design of the Mark III and Mark IV computers.
Honors and awards
- Exclusive scholarship funded by IBM Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. Watson (1947)