Computing Legend Gene Myron Amdahl
November 16, 1922 – November 10, 2015
Computer pioneer, CHM Fellow, and longtime supporter of the Computer History Museum, legendary computer architect Gene Amdhal passed away on November 10 in a Menlo Park, California nursing home. Dr. Amdahl was an early and dear friend of the Museum since the 1980s and was made a Museum Fellow in 1998 for his groundbreaking contributions to computer architecture and design, project management, and business leadership. We extend our deepest sympathies to Marian, his loving wife of 69 years, and the entire Amdahl family.READ MORE
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