Michael J. Flynn

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Michael Flynn
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Born (1934-05-20) May 20, 1934 (age 88)
New York City
Nationality American
Institutions Stanford University
Alma mater Manhattan College
Syracuse University
Purdue University
Known for Flynn's taxonomy
Notable awards Harry H. Goode Memorial Award

Michael J. Flynn (born May 20, 1934)[1] is an American professor emeritus at Stanford University.[2]

Early life and education

Flynn was born in New York City.


Flynn proposed Flynn's taxonomy, a method of classifying digital computers, in 1966[3]

In 1995 he received a Harry H. Goode Memorial Award.

In 2009, Flynn received an honorary doctorate from the University of Belgrade.

Flynn co-founded Palyn Associates with Maxwell Paley and in 2014 is Chairman of Maxeler Technologies.


  • Flynn, Michael J. (1995). Computer architecture: pipelined and parallel processor design. Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett. ISBN 0-86720-204-1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>


  1. IEEE Biography
  2. Oliver Choy; Ray Cheung; Peter Athanas; Kentaro Sano (2 March 2012). Reconfigurable Computing: Architectures, Tools and Applications: 8th International Symposium, ARC 2012, Hongkong, China, March 19-23, 2012, Proceedings. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 6–. ISBN 978-3-642-28364-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Edwin D. Reilly (2003). Milestones in Computer Science and Information Technology. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 103–. ISBN 978-1-57356-521-9.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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