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Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.

by Roland Buresund last modified 2007-09-05 15:38

Frederick P. Brooks, Jr., is Professor and Chairman of the Computer Science Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He is best known as "the father of the IBM System/360," having served as project manager for its development and later as manager of the Operating System/360 software project during its design phase. Earlier, he was an architect of the IBM Stretch and Harvest computers.

At Chapel Hill, Dr. Brooks has participated in the establishment and guiding of the Triangle Universities Computation Center and the North Carolina Educational Computing Service. He has published Automatic Data Processing, the System/360 Edition of Automatic Data Processing, and chapters in several other books.

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