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|The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by ImageDoctor: 5:02am On May 16|
Meet the father of the internet.. Of course you never heard of him because he is from Africa and the main stream media wouldn’t want to brand the “creator of the internet” title to a African American man.
Philip Emeagwali, a computer scientist, is but one example. He uses his mathematical and computer expertise to develop methods for extracting more petroleum from oil fields.
In case you may have not known, it was his formula that used 65,000 separate computer processors to perform 3.1 billion calculations per second in 1989. That feat led to computer scientists comprehending the capabilities of supercomputers and the practical applications of creating a system that allowed multiple computers to communicate. He is recognized as one of the fathers of the Internet.
Supercomputers range in price from $30 million to $100 million, and computer companies had reservations about building them for fear few agencies would make such pricey purchases.
“At that time, the argument was, ‘We shouldn’t build computers that way because who can program them?’ ” said Emeagwali, who is also a civil engineer. “I answered that question by successfully programming them.”
Future applications for Emeagwali’s breakthroughs with the use of data generated by massively parallel computers include weather forecasting and the study of global warming. CNN
There were many mathematicians and scientists who contributed to its development; computers were sending signals to each other as early as the 1950s. But the Web owes much of its existence to Philip Emeagwali, a math whiz who came up with the formula for allowing a large number of computers to communicate at once.
Emeagwali was born to a poor family in Akure, Nigeria, in 1954. Despite his brain for math, he had to drop out of school because his family, who had become war refugees, could no longer afford to send him. As a young man, he earned a general education certificate from the University of London and later degrees from George Washington University and the University of Maryland, as well as a doctoral fellowship from the University of Michigan.
At Michigan, he participated in the scientific community’s debate on how to simulate the detection of oil reservoirs using a supercomputer. Growing up in an oil-rich nation and understanding how oil is drilled, Emeagwali decided to use this problem as the subject of his doctoral dissertation. Borrowing an idea from a science fiction story about predicting the weather, Emeagwali decided that rather than using 8 expensive supercomputers he would employ thousands of microprocessors to do the computation.
The only step left was to find 8 machines and connect them. (Remember, it was the 80s.) Through research, he found a machine called the Connection Machine at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, which had sat unused after scientists had given up on figuring out how to make it simulate nuclear explosions. The machine was designed to run 65,536 interconnected microprocessors. In 1987, he applied for and was given permission to use the machine, and remotely from his Ann Arbor, Michigan, location he set the parameters and ran his program. In addition to correctly computing the amount of oil in the simulated reservoir, the machine was able to perform 3.1 billion calculations per second.
The crux of the discovery was that Emeagwali had programmed each of the microprocessors to talk to six neighboring microprocessors at the same time.
The success of this record-breaking experiment meant that there was now a practical and inexpensive way to use machines like this to speak to each other all over the world. Within a few years, the oil industry had seized upon this idea, then called the Hyperball International Network creating a virtual world wide web of ultrafast digital communication.
The discovery earned him the Insti*ute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers’ Gordon Bell Prize in 1989, considered the Nobel Prize of computing, and he was later hailed as one of the fathers of the Internet. Since then, he has won more than 100 prizes for his work and Apple computer has used his microprocessor technology in their Power Mac G4 model. Today he lives in Washington with his wife and son.
Isn’t it funny how many of you never knew this before, when it has been published by major publications like Time and CNN just to name a few? Why hasn’t their been a documentary or any reference to his story in the history books our children read? Why is Africa so behind on internet connections when it was founded in Africa?
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|Re: The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by EVILFOREST: 5:52am On May 16|
Your should endeavor to SPELL his tribe out.
No be only when BAD THING happen, people go upload “IGBO”.
UPLOAD every detail about him, at least for research and history purposes before another Tribe claims him under the NOSE of NDIGBO and BIAFRANS at large....
After all, NIGERIA has been a SHOPRITE all these years harboring many shops within its confines. So therefore, NIGERIA has got many countries within itself .
In other COUNTRIES, COUNTRY and PLACE of RESIDENCE come first before locality, but in NIGERIA, Family and TRIBE come first before this gridlock marriage called NIGERIA.
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|Re: The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by fernandoc(m): 6:11am On May 16|
I always tell my students about him to inspire them.
|Re: The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by mrNEMZY(m): 7:22am On May 16|
So an Igbo man created the internet?
|Re: The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by bqlekan(m): 7:45am On May 16|
EVILFOREST:why do some Nigerians respond unintelligently to intelligent discourse?
|Re: The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by bqlekan(m): 7:46am On May 16|
@imagedoctor, why not attach a picture or two?
|Re: The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by fiercehillz(m): 7:54am On May 16|
Lie of the century...chai.
He has no connection, I repeat "no connection" with the internet... He neither designed the fastest nor the most cost effective computer... He was even the first runner up in the competition and since an individual or a team is not allowed to go home with two awards, the judges decided to give him an award as the first runner up.
The development of the internet started before he was born in the 1950s... He neither designed any model nor any protocol.
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|Re: The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by ikennamadu1(m): 7:58am On May 16|
For your big head now u make sense.. Your assertion is as senseless as you...
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|Re: The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by fiercehillz(m): 8:04am On May 16|
Tribal sentiment has blinded you completely... SMH... I have vowed not to insult anybody this period. At least I have a big head that is effective and free from self esteem issues... Please the internet you wrongly claim your blooda invented is still much in use...please make use of it and stop misinforming people biko.
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|Re: The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by LazyGold(m): 8:11am On May 16|
|Re: The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by fiercehillz(m): 8:15am On May 16|
|Re: The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by LazyGold(m): 8:19am On May 16|
He only developed an Oil Reservoir nothing even closer to the World Fastest computer and it was stated on his Wikipedia page
At first you guys said he invented the World Fastest Computer
But now you are saying he invented the Internet
|Re: The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by Kingkun69(m): 9:32am On May 16|
fiercehillz:cant you read ONE OF THE FATHERS we did comprehension in school nau English is not hard but using the brain is the real problem
|Re: The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by fiercehillz(m): 10:19am On May 16|
He is not one of the fathers bros... Check Wikipedia for the complete list of "internet pioneers"... Shalom
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|Re: The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by GreatrAnalyst: 10:57am On May 16|
Is this in a bid to promote a Nigerian tribe as great or what? Emeagwali is a phenomenon, but he never invented the internet. 'Internet' wasn't even a product of a single person. Many contributed to it and then largely the PhD works of the British Sir Tim Berners-Lee blew it open.
People just copy ignorance and spread it apace.
|Re: The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by pcicero(m): 11:28am On May 16|
SMH, these people will never learn.
|Re: The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by Ifeoluwaseun(m): 12:09pm On May 16|
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|Re: The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by Lamzzyy(m): 12:47pm On May 16|
fiercehillz:Yo why you answering this bag of pooo OP is obviously making this post out of tribalism. He doesn't even know what HTTP means funny enough he made all his achievement with a computer someone already made since the 18's
|Re: The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by Timmypromise(m): 1:38pm On May 16|
Igbos and the way they hype their tribe
Even if the man created the internet the white still take the Glory
|Re: The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by Ttrrffyyghuuh: 2:03pm On May 16|
The first attempt at the idea called the internet was at the DOD (department of defence) and it was called ARPANET (The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) it was the first network to implement the TCP/IP protocol suite.
It was used to connect multiple computers in American universities. Tim berners lee is actually the name that should pop up when you're looking for a major contributor to the idea of the internet and he didn't even invent the internet this is a quote from him
I just had to take the hypertext idea and connect it to the Transmission Control Protocol and domain name system ideas and—ta-da!—the World Wide Web ... Creating the web was really an act of desperation, because the situation without it was very difficult when I was working at CERN later. Most of the technology involved in the web, like the hypertext, like the internet, multifont text objects, had all been designed already. I just had to put them together. It was a step of generalising, going to a higher level of abstraction, thinking about all the documentation systems out there as being possibly part of a larger imaginary documentation system
|Re: The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by catalan15(m): 2:34pm On May 16|
|Re: The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by biosilicon: 3:33pm On May 16|
The black man is great.
1) All races evolved from the black race
2) The black race were the inventors of mathematics, Arts & paints,
3) Africa is the first home of humans
4) Africa introduced medicine to the world
5) Africans invented writing
6) Africans invented Architechture.
Stop bleaching your skin. Stop denying whom you are. Resist the brainwashing that Africans are inferior. It is a wicked lie!!
|Re: The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by biosilicon: 3:58pm On May 16|
Some of you are blinded by tribalism some of you simply can not comprehend what was posted.
|Re: The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by Darivie04(m): 4:10pm On May 16|
|Re: The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by Darivie04(m): 4:13pm On May 16|
biosilicon:Lol keep swimming in your own pool of ignorance.
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|Re: The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by biosilicon: 4:24pm On May 16|
I just feel sorry for you. Truly.
|Re: The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by Israellionel: 6:33pm On May 16|
Sentiments Aside. The Dude Didn't Create The Internet. Let Us Call This What It Is. #OneNigeriaIsAllICraveFor
|Re: The Creator Of The Internet Was A Black Man – Google Confirms by coolie1: 8:31pm On May 16|
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