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Ira D. Baxter,
an American entrepreneur, Ph.D. in computer science from University of California, Irvine, 1990, and CEO [1] [2] of Semantic Desigs [3]. He is the principal architect of Semantic Designs' Design Maintenance System (DMS), principal designer and compiler implementer of PARLANSE [4], a parallel programming language [5], and architect and principal engineer on CloneDR [6], an AST-based Clone Detection technology.
Ira Baxter [7]

Software Dynamics

Involved with computing since 1966, Ira Baxter started Software Dynamics in 1976, a systems software house, where he designed compilers, time-sharing and distributed network operating systems, and the chess program SD Chess written in compiled Basic to run on a 6800 based microcomputer [8]. A program called Chess D by Ira Baxter was on the Stand-By list of the WCCC 1983 in New York [9].

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External Links


  1. ^ Semantic Designs People: Ira D. Baxter, Ph.D.
  2. ^ Martin Wirsing, Rémi Ronchaud (eds.) (2004). Report on the EU/NSF Strategic Workshop on Engineering Software-Intensive Systems. May 22-23, 2004, Edinburgh, GB, pdf
  3. ^ Semantic Designs
  4. ^ Semantic Designs: PARLANSE Parallel Programming Language for Windows Pentium/80x86
  5. ^ multithreading - Threads in x86 assembler (using the GNU assember: as) - Stack Overflow
  6. ^ Semantic Designs, Inc: Clone Doctor
  7. ^ Image from DMS: Software Tool Infrastructure
  8. ^ Douglas Penrod (ed.) (1977). Computer Chess Newsletter, Issue 2. p. 9, pdf from The Computer History Museum, Courtesy of Peter Jennings
  9. ^ The Fourth World Computer Chess Championship (labeled 22nd ACM), pdf from The Computer History Museum, pdf from Danny Kopec
  10. ^ DBLP: Ira D. Baxter
  11. ^ hosted by Modern Mechanix, Photo 4: Ira Baxter’s chess playing system display, which competed in the Microcomputer Chess Tournament at the Faire. The level of play was impressive, and the winning program, called SARGON, was a 16 K byte Z-80 assembler program written by a husband and wife team, Kathe and Dan Spracklen.

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