Artifact Details

Title

Mashey, John oral history

Catalog Number

102738835

Type

Text

Date

2018-07-18

Contributor

Markoff, John, Interviewer
Mashey, John, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA

Extent

64 p.

Format

PDF

Description

Computer scientist John Mashey describes his early childhood growing up as a youngster on a farm in Allegheny Country in Western Pennsylvania. He talks about his high school years, graduating in 1964, and the describes his time as an undergraduate at Penn State University in Pittsburgh using the newly acquired IBM mainframe computer systems, the IBM 7074 and IBM System/360 model 50. After graduating with a PhD in computer science, Mashey was offered a place at the prestigious Bell Laboratories, which he accepted, and where he began working on the Unix operating system and its Programmer's Workbench (PWB) utility. Mashey then went on to work at MIPS, which made RISC microprocessors and where he worked on operating system and architecture development; Convergent Technologies, where he was Director of Software; and Silicon Graphics, where he was Vice- President and Chief Scientist.

Category

Transcription

Subject

ASSIST; Pennsylvania State University; Bell Laboratories; UNIX; Programmer's Workbench (PWB); ACM National Lecturer; System fo Online Information Development (SOLID); Convergent technologies; MIPS Computer; RISC microprocessors; Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC); Silicon Graphics; Big Data; Origin 3000 ccNUMA

Collection Title

CHM Oral History Collection

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X8712.2019

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