George Goble

George H. Goble

Senior Systems Engineer 
Engineering Computer Network
Purdue University

BSEE 1975

George H. Goble earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1975. Geroge is a true trailblazer in the field of computing, his accomplishments include creating the very first parallel processor by wiring two DEC VAX processors together;  a precursor to TCP/IP called PNET; broadcasting one of the very first web “videos” of a solar eclipse.

Outside of computing, George was also very active with working on refrigerants, creating R-406a and GHG-X8. In 1996, he also won the IgNobel prize for Chemistry for the fastest time to light a charcoal grill.

In the past two decades, his understanding of filesystems was crucial in fine tuning performance of servers and backup systems.