TitleAmdahl, Gene oral history
|Amdahl, Gene M., Interviewee|
|Aspray, William, Interviewer|
PublisherComputer History Museum
Place of PublicationSan Jose, California
DescriptionDuring the 1960s, Gene Amdahl was Director of IBM's Advanced Computing Systems Laboratory in Menlo Park, California, where he led the design of the IBM System/360 family of computer systems, working with project manager Fred Brooks, Jr.
In 1970, he left IBM to found the Amdahl Corporation, a maker of IBM Plug-Compatible Mainframes (PCMs) where he remained until 1980. He has also served as Chairman of Trilogy Systems, which developed high-performance computer systems based on wafer-scale integration technology.
Amdahl has won many awards, including the ACM/IEEE Eckert-Mauchly Award (1987) and the IEEE Computer Entrepreneur Award (1989). He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Engineering and the IEEE and a Distinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society (1979). He received a B.S.E.P degree from South Dakota State University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in theoretical physics from the University of Wisconsin.
For further reading:
"Gene Amdahl Takes Aim at IBM," Fortune, Sept. 1977, p. 106ff.