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Ethernet Pioneer Bob Metcalfe Takes Home Computing's Most Prestigious Prize

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Metcalfe has been named the 2022 Turing Award winner in recognition of his role in the creation of Ethernet, and gets a cool $1M to go with the honor.
computer networking pioneer Bob Metcalf has been recognized for the creation of Ethernet, receiving one of the highest honors of the computing world. MIT graduate Metcalfe has been named by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) as the winner of the 2022 A.M Turing Award, often referred to as the “Nobel Prize of Computing.” Thanks to the generosity of Google, this prestigious award has a juicy cherry on top – a $1 million prize.Where would we be without the invention, standardization and commercialization of Ethernet? Thankfully, we have no idea, as Bob Metcalfe came up with this still core and omnipresent networking standard back in 1973, while working as a computer scientist at the fabled Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC).

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