Gene Amdahl addressing a UW–Madison Alumni gathering, March 13, 2008
|Died||November 10, 2015 (aged 92)|
|Alma mater||South Dakota State University (B.S., 1948) |
University of Wisconsin–Madison (M.S.; Ph.D., 1952)
|Known for||founding Amdahl Corporation; formulating Amdahl's law; IBM 360, 704|
|Awards||National Academy of Engineering (1967) |
Computer History Museum Fellow (1998) 
|Institutions||degrees in theoretical physics from the University of Wisconsin.|
|Thesis||The Logical Design of an Intermediate Speed Digital Computer (1953)|
|Doctoral advisor||Robert G. Sachs|
Gene Myron Amdahl (November 16, 1922 – November 10, 2015) was an American computer architect and high-tech entrepreneur. He was known for his work on mainframe computers at IBM alongside Fred Brooks and Gerrit Blaauw and later his own companies, especially Amdahl Corporation. He formulated Amdahl's law, which states a fundamental limitation of parallel computing.
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- Gene Amdahl 1998 Fellow
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- Amdahl, Gene M.. Interview with William Aspray. Amdahl, Gene oral history. Computer History Museum. 2000-09-24. Assessed on 2016-11-15.
- Anderson, William S. (2007). "An Interview with Gene M. Amdahl". IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Newsletter 12 (3): 10–16. doi:10.1109/N-SSC.2007.4785613. ISSN 1098-4232.
- CHM. "Gene Amdahl— CHM Fellow Award Winner". Retrieved March 27, 2015.
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- Oral history interview with Gene M. Amdahl Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota. Amdahl discusses his graduate work at the University of Wisconsin and his design of WISC. Discusses his role in the designing of several computers for IBM including the STRETCH, IBM 701, and IBM 704. He discusses his work with Nathaniel Rochester and IBM's management of the design process. Mentions work with Ramo-Wooldridge, Aeronutronic, and Computer Sciences Corporation