Artifact Details

Title

Hillis, Danny (William Daniel, II) oral history

Catalog Number

102702101

Type

Text

Date

2008-09-05

Contributor

Hendrie, Gardner, Interviewer
Hillis, W. Daniel, Interviewee
Spicer, Dag, Editor

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Glendale, California

Extent

45 p.

Description

In the interview, Danny Hillis discusses his early childhood influences and interest in science and electronics. He then describes his work at MIT under various leading professors of the day. Finally, Hillis discusses some of the engineering tradeoffs and development goals of the Connection Machine, the massively parallel computer system he designed in the early 1980s.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Minsky, Marvin; Logo (Software); Papert, Seymour; Shannon, Claude; Morrison, Phillip; Lettvin, Jerry; Winograd, Terry; Amdahl’s Law; DARPA; ARPANET; Sussman, Gerry; Greenblatt, Richard; Kay, Alan; Dynabook; Feynman, Richard; Bell, Gordon; Clayton, Richard J.; Connection Machine; CM-1; CM-2

Collection Title

Oral Histories Online

Lot Number

X4654.2008