Currently alive, at 96 years of age.
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1948 – Received his B.S. in Engineering Physics from South Dakota State University.
1952 – Earned his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the University of Wisconsin.
1970 – Dr. Amdahl left IBM Corporation to create more innovative mainframe computers.
1979 – He became Amdahl’s Chairman Emeritus and a consultant to the company. He was the founder and eponym of Amdahl Corporation.
1980 – He retired from Amdahl in August.
– Co-founded Trilogy Systems Corporation to produce fault tolerant wafer-scale chips and a high-performance CPU.
1987 – Andor International, Ltd. was founded by Dr. Amdahl in 1987 to continue innovations in technology.
1994 – Dr. Amdahl co-founded Commercial Data Services, Inc. (CDS). CDS is a development stage company with plans to design a computer with the power and functionality of traditional mainframe at a comparable size and serviceability of smaller personal computers and network servers.