Artifact Details

Title

Gelsinger, Pat oral history, part 1 of 2

Catalog Number

102781030

Type

Moving image

Date

2019-01-09

Participants

Brock, David C., Interviewer
Fairbairn, Doug, Interviewer
Gelsinger, Pat, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA

Duration

01:53:46

Format

MOV

Description

In this interview, Pat Gelsinger discusses his family background and youth in a Pennsylvania farming community, his introduction to electronics at Lincoln Tech, and his recruitment from there to Intel in 1980. He recounts the development of his career at Intel, moving from testing and reliability into microprocessor design, while continuing his education at Santa Clara University and then at Stanford. Gelsinger details his leadership roles in the development of the Intel 80386 and 80486 microprocessors, the context for this work, and his interactions with key figures at Intel. He describes the rivalry between Intel’s CISC approach to microprocessor design and the RISC approach championed by his Stanford advisor, John Hennessey, as well as his professional mentorship relationship with Intel’s Andy Grove. The interview concludes with Gelsinger’s discussion of his tenure at Intel’s first Chief Technology Officer.

Category

Transcription

Collection Title

CHM Oral History Collection

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X8899.2019
 

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102781029 Gelsinger, Pat oral history, part 1 of 2