Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Stephen W. Dunwell
Born: April 3, 1913, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Death: March 21, 1994 (Age: 80)
- American Electrical Engineer.
- Led the engineering effort in the development of IBM's STRETCH "supercomputer," (1962) -- two years before the introduction of the legendary IBM System/360.
- Assisted in the development of a top-secret IBM computer that decoded and intercepted enemy radio messages during World War II.
- Helped in the design of a number of calculators, including the IBM-502-A, the 603 and the 604, and the Card-Programmed Calculator, known as the CPC.
Honors and awards
- IEEE Computer Society (1992).
- Computer Pioneer Award (1992).
- IBM Outstanding Invention Award; IBM fellow (1966).
- Legion of Merit (1945).