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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.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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