Forest Baskett

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Forest Baskett (born May 11, 1943) is an American venture capitalist, computer scientist and former professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University. [1]

He is a venture capitalist at New Enterprise Associates. Baskett designed the operating system for the original Cray-1 super-computer and was an original pioneer of Very Large Scale Integration. [2]

Baskett received a BA in Mathematics from Rice University, a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.

He became a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 1994 for his vision and leadership in the development of hardware and software for high-performance workstations. [3]

Baskett was the doctoral advisor of computer scientist Andy Bechtolsheim while at Stanford, and was involved in the founding of Sun Microsystems. [4]

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  2. "Forest Baskett at Cray and contributions to VLSI". Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  3. "National Academy of Engineering". Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  4. Funding a Revolution: Government Support for Computer Research, pg. 119. National Academies Press. 1999. doi:10.17226/6323. ISBN   9780309062787 . Retrieved December 27, 2018.