Gerald J. Popek

Dr. Popek
Gerald John "Jerry" Popek (September 22, 1946 – July 20, 2008) was an American computer scientist, known for his research on operating systems and virtualization.wikipedia
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Popek and Goldberg virtualization requirements

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With Robert P. Goldberg he proposed the Popek and Goldberg virtualization requirements, a set of conditions necessary for a computer architecture to support system virtualization.
They were introduced by Gerald J. Popek and Robert P. Goldberg in their 1974 article "Formal Requirements for Virtualizable Third Generation Architectures".

Robert P. Goldberg

Robert Goldberg
With Robert P. Goldberg he proposed the Popek and Goldberg virtualization requirements, a set of conditions necessary for a computer architecture to support system virtualization.
With Gerald J. Popek he proposed the Popek and Goldberg virtualization requirements, a set of conditions necessary for a computer architecture to support system virtualization.

History of the Berkeley Software Distribution

4.3BSD4.2BSD4.4BSD
Between April 1981 and June 1983 Popek served on the DARPA "steering committee" for BSD UNIX formed by Duane Adams of DARPA to guide the design work leading to 4.2BSD.
To guide the design of 4.2BSD, Duane Adams of DARPA formed a "steering committee" consisting of Bob Fabry, Bill Joy and Sam Leffler from UCB, Alan Nemeth and Rob Gurwitz from BBN, Dennis Ritchie from Bell Labs, Keith Lantz from Stanford, Rick Rashid from Carnegie-Mellon, Bert Halstead from MIT, Dan Lynch from ISI, and Gerald J. Popek of UCLA.

Passaic, New Jersey

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Born in Passaic, New Jersey Popek graduated from Rutherford High School in Rutherford, New Jersey in 1964, where he was the class valedictorian.

Locus Computing Corporation

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In order to pursue the commercial opportunities of LOCUS he formed the Locus Computing Corporation in 1982, taking on the roles
Locus Computing Corporation was formed in 1982 by Gerald J. Popek and Gregory I. Thiel

USENIX

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In June 2009 he was posthumously awarded the 2009 USENIX Lifetime Achievement Award.

United States

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Gerald John "Jerry" Popek (September 22, 1946 – July 20, 2008) was an American computer scientist, known for his research on operating systems and virtualization.

Operating system

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Gerald John "Jerry" Popek (September 22, 1946 – July 20, 2008) was an American computer scientist, known for his research on operating systems and virtualization.

Virtualization

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Gerald John "Jerry" Popek (September 22, 1946 – July 20, 2008) was an American computer scientist, known for his research on operating systems and virtualization.

Hardware virtualization

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With Robert P. Goldberg he proposed the Popek and Goldberg virtualization requirements, a set of conditions necessary for a computer architecture to support system virtualization.

Rutherford High School (New Jersey)

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Born in Passaic, New Jersey Popek graduated from Rutherford High School in Rutherford, New Jersey in 1964, where he was the class valedictorian.

Rutherford, New Jersey

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Born in Passaic, New Jersey Popek graduated from Rutherford High School in Rutherford, New Jersey in 1964, where he was the class valedictorian.

New York University

NYUUniversity of the City of New YorkNew York
He graduated from New York University in 1968 with a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering.

Harvard University

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In 1970 he completed an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University.

University of California, Los Angeles

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In 1973 he completed a Ph.D, also in Applied Mathematics, at Harvard and moved to UCLA.

LOCUS (operating system)

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Around 1980 he worked on the LOCUS distributed operating system, an early implementation of the single-system image idea.

Single system image

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Around 1980 he worked on the LOCUS distributed operating system, an early implementation of the single-system image idea.

DARPA

Defense Advanced Research Projects AgencyAdvanced Research Projects AgencyARPA
Between April 1981 and June 1983 Popek served on the DARPA "steering committee" for BSD UNIX formed by Duane Adams of DARPA to guide the design work leading to 4.2BSD.

Berkeley Software Distribution

BSDBSD Unix*BSD
Between April 1981 and June 1983 Popek served on the DARPA "steering committee" for BSD UNIX formed by Duane Adams of DARPA to guide the design work leading to 4.2BSD.

Unix

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Between April 1981 and June 1983 Popek served on the DARPA "steering committee" for BSD UNIX formed by Duane Adams of DARPA to guide the design work leading to 4.2BSD.

Bob Fabry

Other members of the committee were Bob Fabry, Bill Joy and Sam Leffler from UCB, Alan Nemeth and Rob Gurwitz from BBN, Dennis Ritchie from Bell Labs, Keith Lantz from Stanford, Rick Rashid from Carnegie-Mellon, Bert Halstead from MIT and Dan Lynch from ISI.

Bill Joy

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Other members of the committee were Bob Fabry, Bill Joy and Sam Leffler from UCB, Alan Nemeth and Rob Gurwitz from BBN, Dennis Ritchie from Bell Labs, Keith Lantz from Stanford, Rick Rashid from Carnegie-Mellon, Bert Halstead from MIT and Dan Lynch from ISI.

Samuel J Leffler

Sam Leffler
Other members of the committee were Bob Fabry, Bill Joy and Sam Leffler from UCB, Alan Nemeth and Rob Gurwitz from BBN, Dennis Ritchie from Bell Labs, Keith Lantz from Stanford, Rick Rashid from Carnegie-Mellon, Bert Halstead from MIT and Dan Lynch from ISI.

University of California, Berkeley

UC BerkeleyUniversity of California at BerkeleyBerkeley
Other members of the committee were Bob Fabry, Bill Joy and Sam Leffler from UCB, Alan Nemeth and Rob Gurwitz from BBN, Dennis Ritchie from Bell Labs, Keith Lantz from Stanford, Rick Rashid from Carnegie-Mellon, Bert Halstead from MIT and Dan Lynch from ISI.

BBN Technologies

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Other members of the committee were Bob Fabry, Bill Joy and Sam Leffler from UCB, Alan Nemeth and Rob Gurwitz from BBN, Dennis Ritchie from Bell Labs, Keith Lantz from Stanford, Rick Rashid from Carnegie-Mellon, Bert Halstead from MIT and Dan Lynch from ISI.