A US computer manufacturer. Amdahl is a major supplier of large mainframes, UNIX and Open Systems software and servers, data storage subsystems, data communications products, applications development software, and a variety of educational and consulting services.
Amdahl products are sold in more than 30 countries for use in both open systems and IBM plug-compatible mainframe computing environments.
Quarterly sales $397M, profits $13M (Aug 1994).
In 1997 Amdahl became a division of Fujitsu.
- Amdahl’s law
amdahl’s law parallel (Named after Gene Amdahl) If F is the fraction of a calculation that is sequential, and (1-F) is the fraction that can be parallelised, then the maximum speedup that can be achieved by using P processors is 1/(F+(1-F)/P). [Gene Amdahl, “Validity of the Single Processor Approach to Achieving Large-Scale Computing Capabilities”, AFIPS […]
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