Duane Call

Duane Call

Duane Bowen Call co-founded Computer System Architects (CSA). CSA was an incubation and research company that developed products, product concepts and created companies. Clients and products included HP Labs, the T-Series Supercomputer for Floating Point Systems, Trellis Voice Mail, Vinca Corporation, the One Man LAN and the Transputer Education Kit featuring the INMOS Transputer. These projects included innovations in telephony and practical uses of Transputer-based parallel processing. Call received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (Computer Science) from the University of Utah under the direction of Robert (Bob) Barton. He worked as a researcher and administrator for Burroughs Corporation and helped found the Brigham Young University Computer Science Department. Call was a founder of Vinca Corporation with Richard Ohran, Ladd Christensen and Raymond J. Noorda. Vinca produced StandbyServer, a server mirroring product that used parallel processing communications electronics developed at CSA. The assets of CSA were purchased by Vinca in 1995. Vinca was purchased by Legato Systems in 1999, which in turn was purchased by EMC Corporation in 2003.

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