1990s –The first web browser, Mosaic, was created in the 1990s by students and staff at the University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing. Other highlights of the decade include the introduction of the Java programming language, the Intel Pentium Pro processor, Windows 95, and IBM's Deep Blue beating Gary Kasmarov at chess. During the decade, the IEEE Computer Society celebrated its 50th anniversary and experienced unprecedented growth. Membership peaked at 107,049 in 1990, including 12,456 student members and 27,157 affiliates. The number of conferences sponsored by the Society also saw a rapid growth. The practitioners preferred smaller special topic conferences of 200-300 attendees instead of large board-based conferences. Towards the end of the nineties, we had a staff of over 120. In addition to our Headquarters in DC and the publication office in California, we have also an office in Tokyo and centers in Budapest, Moscow and Beijing.
IEEE Transactions on Parallel & Distributed Systems is launched.
Membership reaches 107,049.
1997: IEEE Internet Computing begins publication.