John Hennessy

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Birthday
22, 1952
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
New York

About

Became known as the godfather of Silocon Valley after founding Atheros and MIPS Computer Systems, Inc.

Before Fame

He studied engineering at Villanova University and earned his Ph.D in computer science while attending Stony Brook University.

Trivia

He authored Computer Organization and Design: the Hardware/Software Interface with David A. Patterson.

Family Life

He married Andrea Berti, his high school sweetheart.

Associated With

He helped to update the MIX processor designed by Donald Knuth to the MMIX processor.