VLIW / EPIC / IA-64 pioneer Bantwal Ramakrishna Rau passes away ( was Re: Bob Rau dies)

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30 Dec 2002 23:59:12 -0500

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From: faust <urfaust@optushome.com.au>
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Date: 30 Dec 2002 23:59:12 -0500
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  jle@forest.owlnet.rice.edu (Jason Lee Eckhardt) , emitted these

>Computer Pioneer, HP Fellow Dies
>HP announced that Bob Rau, an HP Fellow, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, at his home in
>Los Altos, Calif., after a year-long struggle with cancer. Private services
>have been held.


"Bantwal Ramakrishna Rau Bob Rau was a Senior HP Fellow and director
of the Compiler and Architecture Research (CAR) Program at
Hewlett-Packard Laboratories.

Rau was a pioneer in the field of VLIW computing, having been active
in this area since its inception in 1980. Many of the central
architectural and compiler ideas in the VLIW and EPIC style of
computing were conceived of and developed by him

He started HP Lab's research program in VLIW and instruction-level
parallel (ILP) processing. This resulted in the development of the
Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing (EPIC) style of architecture
that is the basis for the IA-64"

He was awarded the ACM/Eckert-Mauchly Award for pioneering
contributions to statically-scheduled instruction-level parallel
processors and their compilers.

He was a graduate of IIT Madras , India and did his Masters and PhD at


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