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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||Robert G. Sachs|
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 alongside Fred Brooks and Gerrit Blaauw 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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