John William "Bill" Poduska was interested in electronics from an early age. He received his Bachelor, Masters and doctorate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in seven years. He taught at MIT and served in the Army Signal Corps. He joined project MAC and later Honeywell Research where he became director of its Cambridge Research Center. He left the Center to co-found Prime Computer 1972. In 1979 He left Prime to found Apollo Computer, an early workstation manufacturer. In 1985 Poduska founded Stellar Computer Inc., a graphic supercomputer company which in 1989 merged with Ardent Computer Corp to become Stardent Computer Inc.
Poduska, John William, Sr.; MIT; Computer Control Corporation (3C); NASA; virtual memory version of DDP516; ERC; Honeywell Research; Prime Computer, Inc.; Apollo Computer, Inc.; Stellar Computer, Inc.; Stardent Inc.; Project MAC (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).; Workstations