Gerrot Blaauw

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Gerrot Blaauw

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).