Richard L. Grimsdale

Richard L. Grimsdale

Richard L. Grimsdale worked on industrial applications of process control computers, including the Ferranti Mark I (the commercial version of the Manchester Mark I), and designed the 100-nanosecond read-only memory for the Atlas computer.

Grimsdale is chair of Electronic Engineering at the University of Sussex. He graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manchester in 1950 and studied programming the EDSAC at the University of Cambridge. Since joining the University of Sussex, he has worked on computer communication networks, computer graphics, VLSI accelerator chips for 3-D image generation and photorealistic rendering software.