John Cocke

1925 - 2002

John Cocke

John Cocke (May 30, 1925 – July 16, 2002) was an American computer scientist recognized for his large contribution to computer architecture and optimizing compiler design. He is considered by many to be "the father of RISC architecture."He attended Duke University, where he received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1946 and his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1956. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Cocke has received more than 93,359 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 65th most popular computer scientist.

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Among computer scientists, John Cocke ranks 64 out of 187Before him are Nolan Bushnell, Jacques Vallée, Richard M. Karp, Martin Hellman, John Henry Holland, and John Draper. After him are Manuel Blum, Alfred Aho, Edwin Catmull, Dana Scott, Leonard Adleman, and Stephen Cook.

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Among people born in 1925, John Cocke ranks 204Before him are Mohammed Mzali, Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, Kalle Svensson, Nancy Roman, June Whitfield, and Charles Chaplin Jr.. After him are Yogi Berra, Shehu Shagari, Mike Connors, Prosper Grech, Matías González, and Robert Jonquet. Among people deceased in 2002, John Cocke ranks 133Before him are Michel Henry, Lawrence Tierney, Branko Stanković, Yousuf Karsh, Herb Ritts, and Ted Williams. After him are Eusebio Tejera, André Clot, Daniel Gélin, Marion Dönhoff, Tinus Osendarp, and Martti Miettunen.

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Among people born in United States, John Cocke ranks 3,819 out of 12,171Before him are Audre Lorde (1934), Robert N. Bellah (1927), Andrea True (1943), Edward S. Curtis (1868), Henry Adams (1838), and Donald Barthelme (1931). After him are Charles Best (1899), Red Auerbach (1917), Manny Ayulo (1921), Paul Wesley (1982), Richard Estes (1932), and John C. McGinley (1959).