• Nov 13, 1938
    (b.) -
    Jul 31, 2007


Brinch Hansen was one of the pioneers of concurrent programming and operating systems (kernels). He coined the then-Danish word for computer: Datamat (English: datamaton). In the 1960s, Brinch Hansen worked at the Danish computer company Regnecentralen, first in the compiler group headed by Peter Naur and Jørn Jensen, and, later, as the chief architect of the RC 4000 minicomputer and its renowned operating system kernel (RC 4000 Multiprogramming System). In 1972, he wrote the first comprehensive textbook on Operating System Principles.
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    Nov 13, 1938
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    Jul 31, 2007
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    Noted pioneer of concurrent programming and operating systems (kernels)
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