Mark Hill, the man behind the improvement in vital computer memory status, was honored with 2019 Eckert Mauchly award by the Association of Computer Machinery and IEEE computer society. Mark Hill is a professor of computer science at the University of Wisconsin Madison.
Hill is regarded as the leading memory system researcher in the world today. He has given excellent services to improve vital computer memory status and would be remembered by the generations.
Gurinder Sohi, a fellow computer researcher said, “Mark has made significant contributions to the design and evaluation of memory systems for over three decades. It is great to see his contributions recognized by his winning the most prestigious award in computer architecture.”
Hill has been working as a professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Wisconsin Madison since 1988. He is also a chairman of Computer Community Consortium and member of the board of directors at the Computer Research Association.
He has been working on improvement in vital computer memory since 1980. And his project becomes a memory model for current programing language Java and C++ which are used in email checker software pages. Side by side, Hill has also contributed to evaluating parallel computers which can be significantly more powerful than older linear computers.
He was also a part of Wisconsin Wind Tunnel project. Hill made a parallel simulation for the project which run on the parallel computer. His invention of parallel simulation is now adopted by the Linux operating system.