ACM A.M. Turing Award
United States – 1983
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With Dennis M. Ritchie, for their development of generic operating systems theory and specifically for the implementation of the UNIX operating system.

Software System Award
United States – 1983
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Dennis M. Ritchie, Ken Thompson

For their development of generic operating systems theory and specifically for the implementation of the Unix operating system.

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The UNIX time-sharing system, Communications of the ACM, July 1974 (with Dennis M. Ritchie)