Gerald J. Popek
|Gerald J. Popek|
|Born||September 22, 1946
Passaic, New Jersey
|Died||July 20, 2008
Los Angeles, California
Locus Computing Corporation
|Alma mater||New York University
|Known for||Popek and Goldberg virtualization requirements|
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Gerald Popek graduated from Rutherford High School in Rutherford, New Jersey in 1964, where he was the class valedictorian. He graduated from New York University in 1968 with a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering.
In 1970 he completed an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University. In 1973 he completed a Ph.D, also in Applied Mathematics, at Harvard and moved to UCLA. At UCLA he worked on virtualisation, network security, reliable operating systems and Databases. He became Director of the Center for Experimental Computer Science.
Between April 1981 and June 1983 Popek served on the DARPA "steering committee" for BSD UNIX formed by Duane Adams of DARPA to guide the design work leading to 4.2BSD. Other members of the committee were Bob Fabry, Bill Joy and Sam Leffler from UCB, Alan Nemeth and Rob Gurwitz from BBN, Dennis Ritchie from Bell Labs, Keith Lantz from Stanford, Rick Rashid from Carnegie-Mellon, Bert Halstead from MIT and Dan Lynch from ISI.
In June 2009 he was posthumously awarded the 2009 USENIX Lifetime Achievement Award.
- Popek, Gerald J.; Goldberg, Robert P. (1973). Formal requirements for virtualizable third generation architectures. p. 121. doi:10.1145/800009.808061
- "Popek's page at the UCLA Laboratory for Advanced Systems Research". Retrieved 2008-09-23.
- Popek, G.; Walker, B.; Chow, J.; Edwards, D.; Kline, C.; Rudisin, G.; Thiel, G. (1981). "LOCUS a network transparent, high reliability distributed system". ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review 15 (5): 169. doi:10.1145/1067627.806605
- "20 Years of Berkeley Unix: From AT&T-Owned to Freely Redistributable - DARPA Support". O'Reilly. Retrieved 2008-09-23.
- "Locus Computing Corp. (company profile)". EDN. 1989. Retrieved 2008-09-23.[dead link]
- "PLATINUM technology And Locus Computing Finalize Acquisition; Locus Computing officially becomes a PLATINUM technology subsidiary". Business Wire. 1995-08-17.
- "CarsDirect.com Names Internet Pioneer New Chief Technology Officer; Gerald Popek Joins from Platinum Technology to Lead Technology Team at First Internet Car Company". Business Wire. 1999. Retrieved 2008-09-24.
- "NetZero Names Internet Pioneer Gerald Popek New Chief Technology Officer; Former CarsDirect.com Executive To Lead Technology Team for Leading Free ISP". Business Wire. 2000-10-23. Retrieved 2008-09-24.
- "NetZero, Juno to unite in merger". Retrieved 2008-09-24.
- "EXECUTIVE PROFILE Gerald J. Popek Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, United Online Inc.".
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