Burton Smith

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Burton J. Smith
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Smith at Supercomputing in 2007
Born(1941-03-21)March 21, 1941
DiedApril 3, 2018(2018-04-03) (aged 77)
OccupationTechnical Fellow at Microsoft

Burton J. Smith (March 21, 1941 – April 3, 2018) was an American computer architect. He was a Technical Fellow at Microsoft.[1]

Smith co-founded Tera Computer Company and from 1988 until 2005 he served as its chief scientist and a member of the board of directors. He was also the company's chairman from 1988 until 1999.[2]

Smith died on April 3, 2018 at a hospital in Burien, Washington of complications from heart disease at the age of 77.[3]

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  1. "Distinguished Alumni of Cate School" (PDF). Cate School. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Burton J. Smith, 2007 bio
  3. "Honoring Burton Smith, a creative visionary in computing". Microsoft.

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