Amdahl Corporation

Amdahl Corporation

The Amdahl Corporation was founded by Dr. Gene Amdahl in1970. Amdahl Corporation specializes in IBM mainframe–compatible computer products.

About Amdahl Corporation

Amdahl Corporation is an information technology company which specializes in IBM mainframe-compatible computer products. Founded in 1970 by Dr. Gene Amdahl, a former IBM employee, it has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu since 1997. The company is located in Sunnyvale, California. Amdahl was a major supplier of large mainframe computers, and later of UNIX and Open systems software and servers, data storage subsystems, data communications products, application development software, and a variety of educational and consulting services. In the 1970s, when IBM had come to dominate the mainframe industry, Amdahl created plug-compatible machines that could be used with the same hardware and software as offerings from IBM, but were more cost-effective. These machines gave 'Big Blue' some of the little competition it had in that very high-margin computer market segment.

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