Glenn Henry

Glenn Henry

Founder / Past President

Glenn Henry joined IBM in 1967 and became the leading architect and software manager for several IBM systems, including the System/38, the RT/PC and AIX. He received major corporate awards for his work on the System/38 and AIX, and in 1985, was appointed an IBM Fellow.

In 1988,  Mr. Henry left IBM to become Dell's first VP of R&D and later became a Senior VP & CTO at Dell, working directly for Michael Dell. In 1994, he and three others left Dell to try to create a low cost Intel-compatible (x86) processor.  After wandering for a year, funding was procured, and Centaur Technology Inc. was formed in early  1995 with Mr. Henry as President.

Twenty-four years and many shipped x86 processors later, Mr. Henry resigned as President and returned to his passions of architecture and design and implementing the next generation AI hardware accelerator.

Mr. Henry is an inventor on more than 350 U.S. Patents,  and his career is reflected in an oral history at the Computer History Museum, and in a documentary about Centaur ("The Rise of the Centaur").