UW Alum Dr. Gene Amdahl, Pioneer of Mainframe Computing, Dies at 92

Dr. Gene Amdahl died today at the age of 92.  As a young computer scientist at IBM in the early 1960s, Amdahl played a crucial role in the development of the System/360 series, the most successful line of mainframe computers in IBM’s history.  He received his doctorate in theoretical physics from the UW in 1952.

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