Amdahl 580 Computer

Amdahl 580 Computer

Amdahl Corporation was founded by Dr. Gene Amdahl.

Dr. Amdahl was born in South Dakota and grew up on a farm. He attended South Dakota University where he obtained his B.A. degree and later obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.

Gene Amdahl was a brilliant computer scientist.. He was an employee at IBM from 1952 to 1970, at which time he left IBM to found his own company Amdahl Corporation and proceeded to make IBM mainframe compatible computers which were smaller, faster and cheaper than IBM's own machines.

Amdahl Corporation had achieved $321 million in sales by 1979. Dr. Amdahl left the company to pursue other directions, and founded Trilogy Corporation.

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