Gene Amdahl


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Amdahl, Gene

(1922–  ) computer engineer; born in Flandreau, S.D. Working for International Business Machines (IBM) at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., he helped design the IBM 704 in the 1950s and the S/360 series of computers in the early 1960s. In the 1970s, he ran Amdahl Corporation, then the largest manufacturer of IBM-compatible computers. In 1980, he formed Trilogy to build large computers.

Gene Amdahl

(person)
A former IBM engineer who founded Amdahl Corporation.
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23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Xbridge Systems mourns the passing of Gene Amdahl, co-founder.
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Gene Amdahl, a recognized authority on parallel processing, crafted "Amdahl's Law" in 1967, which states that there are communication issues that eventually place an upper limit on the maximum speed of parallel processing systems, therefore mitigating much of the benefit of parallelization.
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Gene Amdahl crafted "Amdahl's Law" in 1967, which states that in parallelization there are issues that will eventually place an upper limit on the maximal speed of the system, therefore mitigating much of the benefit of parallelization.
Gene Amdahl will join the Board of Advisors of Massively Parallel Technologies.
For most applications, the most cost-effective way to attain the processing power of a supercomputer is through parallel processing, essentially stringing computers together," said Gene Amdahl, widely recognized as one of the fathers of parallel processing.
Gene Amdahl and based in Sunnyvale, California, develops and markets enterprise servers/mainframes for the IBM S/370, S/390 commercial computing environments.
In 1967 Gene Amdahl, widely recognized as one of the fathers of parallel processing, claimed that in parallelization there are issues that will eventually place an upper limit on the maximal speed of the system, therefore mitigating much of the benefits of parallelization.
Upon the close of the placement, DataLink appointed 3 new directors to the board: Gene Amdahl, Marshall Geller, and Robert Wilson.