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Acorn and ARM
Professor Steve Furber
Monday 16th November 2009, 7:45pm

Steve worked at Acorn between 1980 and 1990, and was a designer on early projects such as the MK14 computer, before being a principal designer of the BBC Micro and the original ARM processor, and many other products.

In 1990 Steve became Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Manchester Advanced Processor Technologies group. His research covers asynchronous systems and more recently the SpiNNaker neural systems project, all using ARM processors or derivatives of them. He was made a CBE in 2008 for his services to computer science.

Steve will be talking about all of these things and more, so this is a fantastic opportunity to witness one of the key people behind the Acorn and ARM revolution talking about his involvement and his vision of the future. There should be plenty of time for questions, but please try to resist the temptation to ask when RISC OS will run on SpiNNaker!

Steve gave a version of this talk at the Vintage Computer Festival in July 2013. A transcript can be found on the 4corn site.