Roy Levin joined Microsoft Corp. in August 2001 to found the Microsoft Research Silicon Valley lab.
From 1996 until he joined Microsoft, Levin was director of Compaqâ€™s Systems Research Center in Palo Alto, Calif. Previously, he was a senior researcher at the center from its founding in 1984, by Digital Equipment Corp.
During those years, he was a primary contributor and project leader for the Topaz programming environment and its microkernel operating system, the first to provide high-performance, lightweight process scheduling and interprocess communication on a multiprocessor workstation.
He also was project leader and a primary contributor to Vesta, a software configuration management system embodying novel technology and tools for source control, version management and building of large software systems.
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