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Gene Amdahl addressing a UW–Madison Alumni gathering, March 13, 2008
|Died||November 10, 2015
|Alma mater||South Dakota State University (B.S., 1948)
University of Wisconsin–Madison (M.S.; Ph.D., 1952)
|Known for||founding Amdahl Corporation; formulating Amdahl's law; IBM 360, 704|
|Awards||National Academy of Engineering (1967)
Computer History Museum Fellow (1998)
|Institutions||degrees in theoretical physics from the University of Wisconsin.|
|Thesis||The Logical Design of an Intermediate Speed Digital Computer (1953)|
|Doctoral advisor||Harold A. Peterson|
Gene Myron Amdahl (November 16, 1922 – November 10, 2015) was an American computer architect and high-tech entrepreneur. He was known for his work on mainframe computers at IBM and later his own companies, especially Amdahl Corporation. He formulated Amdahl's law, which states a fundamental limitation of parallel computing.
In 1998, he was made a Fellow of the Computer History Museum "for his fundamental work in computer architecture and design, project management, and leadership."
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