John L Hennessy

Digital Library

ACM-IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award

USA - 2001


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

ACM Fellows

USA - 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.