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Turing Award winner John L. Hennessy is invited to attend the 2021 Big Data Expo online and share his opinions on digital technologies. [Photo provided by executive committee of Big Data Expo]
During the 2021 Big Data Expo, which will be held in Guizhou's provincial capital of Guiyang on May 26-28, Turing Award winner John L. Hennessy will attend the opening ceremony online and deliver a number of speeches on digital technology.
John L. Hennessy, born in 1952 in the United States, is an academician at the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences and American Philosophical Society, former provost of Stanford University and president of Alphabet Inc.
Marc Andreessen, a famous internet expert and inventor of the world's first web browser, speaks highly of Hennessy and calls him "the godfather of Silicon Valley".
In 2017, Hennessy and David Patterson won the Turing Award for their work in developing reduced instruction set computers (RISC). RISC-based processors are widely applied in smart phones, tablet computers, and internet of things equipment.
Of the 16 billion microprocessors produced annually, 99 percent are RISC-based.
During Hennessy's 16-year service at Stanford University, the university produced the founders of Google, Dell, Tesla and Cisco, and enhanced its connections with Silicon Valley.
This year's Big data Expo will be held both online and offline and will include conferences, exhibitions, release conferences, competitions and various other activities. The expo's forums will continue focusing on cutting-edge big data theories and technologies.