Gordon Bell Reflects on Race to Build the Fastest Computer
MAR 06, 2015 08:13 AM
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Gordon Bell Reflects on Race to Build the Fastest Computer

Gordon Bell talks about the race to build the world's fastest supercomputer as he accepts the IEEE Computer Society's 2014 Seymour Cray Award for designing several computer systems that changed the world of high performance computing, the two most important being the PDP-6 and the VAX-11/780.

The Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award recognizes innovative contributions to high performance computing systems. Dr. Bell accepted his award at SC14 Conference on 18 November 2014 in New Orleans, LA.

Gordon Bell is a Researcher Emeritus at Microsoft's Silicon Valley Laboratory. He was the architect of various mini- and time-sharing computers and led the development of DEC's VAX. Bell has been involved in the design of products at Digital, Encore, Ardent, and a score of other companies. He has led the National Research and Education (NREN) and author of the first High Performance Computer and Communications Initiative.

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