Artifact Details

Title

Boucher, Larry (Laurence Bernard) oral history

Catalog Number

102740026

Type

Text

Date

2015-01-27

Contributor

Boucher, Larry, Interviewee
Burniece, Thomas, Interviewer
Dennis, Eric, Videographer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

58 p.

Format

PDF

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

This is the story of Larry Boucher, who grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and was the founder of three Silicon Valley leading-edge high tech companies: Adaptec, Auspex and Alacritech. Along the way he worked at IBM on storage subsystems and then at Shugart Associates, where he developed SCSI (pronounced “scuzzy”), which became an industry standard, data storage interface and protocol. Commercializing SCSI was the basis for founding Adaptec, creating one of the first Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems was the basis for founding Auspex and accelerating the ubiquitous TCP/IP protocol in Ethernet was the basis for founding Alacritech. All three were breakthroughs in network and data storage technology that resulted in industry standards and major new product categories.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Storage history; Adaptec; Alacritech; Auspex; B-Box; CIFS; CMOS; file server; IBM; interconnects; NAS; NetApp; network; NFS; SASI; SCSI; Shugart Associates; Storage; subsystems; TCP/IP; TOE (TCP Offload Engine); Varian

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X7398.2015