DSpace DSpace

University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy >
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities >
Charles Babbage Institute >
Oral history interviews >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/11299/120173

Title: Oral history interview with Glenn Henry
Authors: Henry, Glenn
Keywords: Computer history
IBM San Jose
IBM Rochester
IBM Boca Raton
IBM System 3
IBM System 32
IBM System 38
IBM AS/400
IBM Midrange Series
Software engineering
Software management
Issue Date: 7-Aug-2001
Publisher: Charles Babbage Institute
Citation: Glenn Henry, OH 355. Oral history interview By Philip L, Frana, August 7, 2001, Austin, Texas, Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. http://purl.umn.edu/120173
Abstract: Glenn Henry begins by briefly outlining his education and early work career prior to joining IBM. The majority of the interview focuses on Henry's work as a software systems engineer and manager at IBM in the 1970s. Henry was centrally involved in the software development and hardware definitions for IBM's early Midrange Series computers. He had managerial roles at IBM San Jose and IBM Boca Raton before leading a large team at the home of IBM Midrange Series hardware and software development, IBM Rochester. He details the programming effort for the operating System 3, the incremental advance with System 32, and the quantum leap IBM took with the development of System 38, a system Henry proposed--and one were the software was largely driving the definition of the hardware. The interview is particularly rich in detailing the relationship between software and hardware development as well as the technical and managerial successes and challenges with System 38.
Description: Transcript, 66 pages
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/120173
Appears in Collections:Oral history interviews

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
oh355gh.pdf164.85 kBPDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.