SCALD (Structured Computer-Aided Logic Design) oral history series : interview 1 of 3 : Tom McWilliams and Curt Widdoes
McWilliams, Tom, Interviewee; Editor
Stump, Holly, Interviewer
Widdoes, Curtis L., Interviewee; Editor
Computer History Museum
Mountain View, California
In the first of three interviews focused on the history of the SCALD (Structured Computer-Aided Logic Design) System developed in the 1970s at Stanford University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Tom McWilliams and Curt Widdoes together discuss the S-1 Project at LLNL, the development of the S-1 computers, the development and impact of SCALD, the significance of structured logic-design methodology in general, the founding of Valid Logic Systems, and the early years of the CAE (EDA) industry.
McWilliams, Tom; Widdoes, Curt; Wood, Lowell; Stanford Computer Science Department; Stanford AI Laboratory (SAIL); Stanford University Drawing System (SUDS); Structured Computer-Aided Logic Design (SCALD); Timing Verification; Hertz Foundation; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL, LLL); SCALD Timing Verifier; Automatic physical design; SCALD Packager; S-1 Project; S-1 Mark I; S-1 Mark IIA; Branch prediction; Cache coherence; LLNL Special Studies Group (0 Group); Star Warriors; Rubin, Jeff; Farmwald, Mike; Valid Logic Systems; Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE); Electronic design automation (EDA); Daisy, Mentor, Valid (DMV); Hardware modeling; Anderson, Jerry; Miranker, Glen; Price, Mike; Scheffer, Lou; semiconductor history