GOD Boxes and Computing Evolution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Apr 19, 1994) — 

Former IBM Fellow, Dr. Andrew Heller, will discuss such topics as "why evolution (death of Dinosaurs) is good" and why improved healthcare is bad for the computing industry at the upcoming High Performance Computing Seminar sponsored by the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC).

Heller's talk, 'GOD (GIGA everyting ON the Desktop) Boxes, a Parable on the History of Computing and Why It's Going Where It's Going,' will be Tuesday, May 10, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 120 of Baker Systems Engineering on the campus of The Ohio State University. Along with this topic, he will discuss client server and distributed computing trends and directions outside the parable.

In his 23 years at IBM, he was honored by being the youngest person ever appointed to the prestigious post of IBM Fellow, along with numerous other technical and business honors. In his last position at IBM, he served as the General Manager of the Independent Business Unit that created and developed the AIX operating system and the RISC RS6000 workstation and server line.

Most recently, Heller served as Chairman and CEO of Hal Computer Systems, a very aggressive system startup with operations in Silicon Valley and Austin, Texas, until the company was purchased by Fujitsu, Ltd. He currently operates his privately held consulting firm of Heller Associates based in Austin, Texas.

The seminar is open to the public. For more information, contact Elaine Hamilton, Ohio Supercomputer Center, 614-292-8215. The OSC is a state-funded resource of high performance computing for Ohio's scientists and engineers, both academic and industrial.