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An American Computer Software Engineer, and the holder of 23 patents, he received his Bachelor of Science (BSc), degree from Brown University in 1975, and his Master of Science (MS), degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1977, both in Computer Science. After graduation, he joined Intel Corporation in Santa Clara, California serving as the Chief Architect of the Intel 80386 and Intel 80486 microprocessors including the code generation phase of Intel's Pascal compiler for the 8086. During his 35 years at Intel he also co-managed, along with Donald Alpert, the design of the Intel P5 Pentium microprocessor family. In addition, he headed the joint Architecture Research with Hewlett-Packard that developed the Itanium family architecture, Intel's 64-bit Enterprise product line that implements the Intel Itanium architecture. Intel markets the processors for enterprise servers and high-performance computing systems. The Itanium architecture originated at Hewlett-Packard (HP), and was later jointly developed by HP and Intel. As of 2008, Itanium was the fourth-most deployed microprocessor architecture for enterprise-class systems, behind x86-64, Power Architecture. He was an Intel Fellow and was the recipient of the IEEE 1995 Eckert–Mauchly Award, “for contributions to computer and digital systems architecture”. He was also awarded the IEEE Ernst Weber Engineering Leadership Recognition in 1997. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2002. He retired from Intel in 2013. In 2014, he was made a Fellow of the Computer History Museum “for his seminal work on industry-standard microprocessor architectures”.
Noted For:Chief architect of the Intel 80386 and Intel 80486 microprocessors
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