Artifact Details

Title

Ouchi, Ken oral history

Catalog Number

102740129

Type

Text

Date

2015-06-10

Contributor

Fortier, James, videographer
Garner, Robert, interviewer
Ouchi, Ken, interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

49 p.

Format

PDF

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

Interview of Ken Ouchi, who at IBM San Jose designed the computer industry's first RAID-based storage system in 1974, 14 years before the concept was named and widely published at UC Berkeley. A fully working version of the prototype, based on IBM 3330 front-end and 3350 back-end disk drives, was built and tested in 1976. While not productized, it was patented: "System for recovering data stored in failed memory unit," US 4,092,732. Ken later became an influential leader at Solectron, a global manufacturing company that built printed circuit cards for many Silicon Valley firms in the 1980s.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Redundant array of independent disks (RAID); disk drive; IBM; 3330; 3350; 3850; 1130; 360; Evans, Bob; Inmos transputer; manufacturing and test; Solectron; Japanese internment camp; Patterson, David; Ouchi, Ken; IBM San Jose; error correction codes

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X7519.2015

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