最上一排: Steve Wood (left), Bob Wallace, Jim Lane.
中: Bob O’Rear, Bob Greenberg, Marc McDonald, Gordon Letwin.
最下一排: Bill Gates, Andrea Lewis, Marla Wood, Paul Allen. December 7, 1978.
Dave Cutler (KE)
Lou Perazzoli (MM)
Gary Kimura、Tom Miller(FS)
Darryl Havens (IO)
Mark Lucovsky (Win32)
Steve Wood (Win32, OB)
Rob Short (Hardware)
Jim Kelly (SE)
Chuck Lenzmeier (Net)
Mark Lucovsky (Win32)
David Neil Cutler, Sr. (born March 13, 2021) is a noted software engineer, designer and developer of several operating systems including the RSX-11, VMS and VAXELN systems of Digital Equipment Corporation and Windows NT from Microsoft.
David Neil Cutler, Sr. was born in Lansing, Michigan and grew up in DeWitt, Michigan. After graduating from Olivet College in 1965, Cutler went to work for DuPont. One of his tasks was developing and running computer simulations on Digital machines. He developed an interest in operating systems and left DuPont to pursue that interest.
Cutler’s software career started at a small company he founded called Agrippa-Ord, located in Monument Square, Concord, Massachusetts (or possibly in Acton, Massachusetts), marketing software for the LINC and PDP-8 computers.
Cutler holds over 20 patents and is an affiliate professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Washington.
David Cutler usefully summarised his own career in the foreword  to Inside Windows NT.
In addition to his engineering skills, Cutler is known for his sardonic humor. He generally referred to the RSX fork list as the "fork queue"  Sometimes even his error messages turn out to have a double meaning.
David is also an avid auto racing driver. He has previously competed in the Toyota Atlantic Championship (now Champ Car Atlantic) from 1996 to 2002, scoring a career best of 8th on the Milwaukee Mile in 2000.
In April 1975, DIGITAL began a hardware project, code named Star, to design on a 32-bit virtual address extension to its PDP-11. In June 1975, Dave together with Dick Hustvedt, and Peter Lippman were appointed the technical project leaders for the software project, code-named Starlet, to develop a totally new operating system for the Star family of processors. These two projects were tightly integrated from the beginning. The three technical leaders of the Starlet project together with three technical leaders of the Star project formed the "Blue Ribbon Committee" at DIGITAL who produced the fifth design evolution for the programs. The design featured simplifications to the memory management and process scheduling schemes of the earlier proposals and the architecture was accepted. The Star and Starlet projects culminated in the development of the VAX 11/780 computer and the VAX/VMS operating system.
At DEC he is widely credited for terminating the 1979-80 Desktop RSTS project and scrapping the manufacturing prototype. Compared to the subsequently announced IBM-PC, RSTS had 40,000 running applications, ANSI languages and DBMS. Not to mention a reputation as a robust, stable and reliable multi-user, multi-tasking operating system. RSTS also had a virtual operating mode that allowed it to faithfully emulate other operating systems such at RSX, RT11 and the IBM-1403. But it’s not fair to blame Cutler for this loss; it was Ken Olsen who couldn’t understand why anyone would want to have his/her own computer on the desk.
Prism and Mica projects
DIGITAL began working on RISC technology in 1986 and Cutler, who was then working in DEC’s Seattle facility, was elected to head Prism, a project to develop the company’s RISC machine. Its operating system, code named Mica, would embody the next generation of design principles and have a compatibility layer for UNIX and VMS. The RISC machine was to be based on ECL technology and was one of three ECL projects DIGITAL was undertaking at the time. On the basis of the R&D cost involved in funding multiple ECL projects to yield products that would ultimately compete against each other, Prism was cancelled in 1988 in favor of a system running Ultrix on processors produced by MIPS. Of the three ECL projects, the VAX 9000 was the only one that was commercialised.
Cutler left Digital for Microsoft in October 1988 and led the development of Windows NT. Later, he worked on targeting Windows NT to Digital’s 64-bit Alpha computer (itself based on the Prism design), then on Windows 2000. After the demise of Windows on Alpha (and DEC, itself), Cutler was instrumental in porting Windows to AMD’s new 64-bit architecture. He was involved with the Windows XP Pro 64-bit and Windows Server 2003 SP1 64-bit releases, as well as Windows Vista. He moved to working on Microsoft’s Live Platform in August 2006. Dave Cutler was awarded the prestigious status of Senior Technical fellow in Microsoft.
此人好像84年写过三本书：《APPLEII程式师手册》、《APPLE IIDOS高级技巧》、《从Apple II到图形游戏制作》。
Steve Wood (born 1952) is an American technology-industry programmer, manager, and investor best known as an early Microsoft employee.
Wood graduated with a BS from Case Western Reserve University and an MSEE from Stanford. He was Employee No. 6 at Microsoft, but in 1980 one of the first original employees to leave, after his wife Marla Wood, then a bookkeeper, organized the non-exempt employees and filed an overtime pay dispute (later settled) against the company. He remained close to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and they joined together in various technology ventures. Wood held jobs with Asymetrix, Starwave, Interval Research, McCaw Cellular and Notable Technologies.
In 1996 Wood co-founded Wireless Services Corporation (now SinglePoint), which provides mobile messaging, and led it as President and CEO until 2004, and remains as Chairman. He is now President and CEO of Dategrity Corporation and he remains active on technology company boards and industry promotion groups.
He and his wife Marla have two children and live in Sammamish, Washington.
The Woods’ combined personal net worth is estimated at $15 million.
Mark Lucovsky is an American software developer who worked for Microsoft and who is now employed by Google. He is noted for being a part of the team that designed and built the Windows NT operating system.
Lucovsky received his bachelor’s degree in computer science in 1983 from the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. He worked at Digital Equipment Corporation, where he came to the attention of Dave Cutler and Lou Perazzoli. When Cutler and Perazzoli moved to Microsoft to work on their next generation operating system, they asked him to join them.
Among his contributions to Windows NT was an eighty-page manual that he wrote with Steve R. Wood defining the Windows application programming interfaces for software developers working on the Windows NT platform. He also managed check-ins to the Windows NT source code, tracking each check-in and discussing it with the developer before allowing it to be committed. Lucovsky was instrumental in moving the Windows team from the homegrown SLM revision control system to Source Depot.
Mark Lucovsky has stated that Steve Ballmer picked up a chair and threw it across the room, hitting a table in his office, on hearing that he (Lucovsky) was about to leave Microsoft for Google. Lucovsky also described Ballmer as saying: "Fucking Eric Schmidt is a fucking pussy. I’m going to fucking bury that guy, I have done it before, and I will do it again. I’m going to fucking kill Google," then resumed trying to persuade Lucovsky to stay at Microsoft. Ballmer has described this as a "gross exaggeration of what actually took place."
Lucovsky worked on the Microsoft .NET My Services product (codenamed Hailstorm) prior to moving to Google. At Google, he has recently served as a Technical Director for the Ajax Search API.
Lou Perazzoli was with Microsoft Corporation from 1988 to 2000, hired on as one of the initial architects for Windows NT which evolved into Windows XP. Mr Perazzoli managed the core O/S team for the first five releases of Windows NT. During Windows 2000, he was the General Manager of the Core OS group consisting of 400+ engineers, program managers, testers and the performance group.
He was promoted to Distinguished Engineer in 2000 and moved to new responsibilities consulting on architectures for embedded systems and web clusters.
Prior to Microsoft, Lou was with Digital Equipment Corporation from 1975-1988, and at NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, engineering design support on satellite telemetry and data analysis.
Mr Perazzoli has a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science (double major) Virginia Tech, 1973.
Landy Wang is a Distinguished Engineer in the core Windows operating system group at Microsoft.
After discovering the intricacy of operating systems in college, he realized he had found his calling and spent 12 years designing XENIX and UNIX operating systems for a number of smaller companies. Realizing that he wanted his efforts to expand beyond the UNIX community and improve the (much larger) world of those using Windows, Microsoft became the natural next step.
He has designed, implemented and debugged the entire virtual memory subsystem of Microsoft’s Windows NT-based operating systems since 1997. He is passionate about improving both quality and performance throughout the system, participating from the architectural review stages all the way down to the bit-level debugging and performance tuning.
He gives many presentations both internally and externally and enjoys discussing various technical aspects of the system. Collaborating with as well as mentoring energetic and enthusiastic colleagues throughout the company was one of the primary facets that attracted him to Microsoft in the first place.
While he has received numerous patents at Microsoft, he is most proud of the ones that have been jointly credited as they exemplify the underlying team effort.
He is happily married to Kathryn and they enjoy raising their 6 year old son Jason – teaching him to chase his rainbows with joy and tenacity!
Havens is a member of the Windows Core Architecture Team responsible for the oversight of the evolution of the Windows operating system architecture. Havens recently returned to the company following several years of retirement. He first joined Microsoft in 1988 as one of the original team that developed the Windows NT operating system, and was the architect and implementer of the I/O system. Havens came to Microsoft from 12 years at Digital Equipment Corporation where he worked on hardware, firmware and software, including file systems, compilers, and operating systems.
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