Gerrit Blaauw

Dutch computer scientist

Gerrit Anne "Gerry" Blaauw (born 17 July 1924) is a Dutch computer scientist. He is known as one of the principal designers of the IBM System/360 line of computers, together with Fred Brooks, Gene Amdahl, and others.[1]

Gerrit Blaauw.

In 1982 he was elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.[2] In 1997 he co-authored Computer Architecture: Concepts and Evolution with Brooks.[3]

Blaauw was born in The Hague. He graduated from Delft University of Technology in 1946.


  1. "Gerrit Blaauw" Archived 2011-07-24 at the Wayback Machine in Unsung Heroes in Dutch Computing History, a website created for the IEEE Computer Society's Web Programming Competition (CHC61), 2007
  2. "Gerrit Blauw". Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  3. Computer Architecture: Concepts and Evolution, Gerrit A. Blaauw and Frederick P. Brooks, Addison-Wesley Professional, 1264 pp., February 1997, ISBN 978-0-201-10557-5

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