ACM-IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award
United States – 2001

For being the founder and chief architect of the MIPS Computer Systems and contributing to the development of the landmark MIPS R2000 microprocessor.

United States – 1997

John L. Hennessy is a pioneer of RISC technology and a founder of MIPS Computer Systems. His work demonstrated to the field the symbiosis possible among compiler technology, instruction set architecture and processor design.