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Burton J. Smith
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Smith at Supercomputing in 2007
Born (1941-03-21)March 21, 1941
Died April 3, 2018(2018-04-03) (aged 77)
Nationality American
Occupation Technical Fellow at Microsoft

Burton J. Smith (March 21, 1941 – April 3, 2018) was an American computer architect. He was a Technical Fellow at Microsoft.

Smith co-founded Tera Computer Company and from 1988 until 2005 he served as its chief scientist and a member of the board of directors. He was also the company's chairman from 1988 until 1999.

Smith died on April 3, 2018 at a hospital in Burien, Washington of complications from heart disease at the age of 77.

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