Gene Amdahl had designed the revolutionary family of 360 computers for IBM, but left the company in 1970 to create a rival organization. For five long years, his company worked feverishly, developing a computer that was faster and less expensive than IBM's systems. The 470V/6, introduced in 1975, was an immediate success. The following year, Amdahl Corporation went public. Today, Amdahl enjoys annual sales of $1.5 billion, and is expanding into the information services industry. The fascinating history of the company that beat the odds is available for the first time in The Legend of Amdahl.