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 Transputers - a Look Back at a Great Microprocesso

O'Reilly looks back at Transputers.

"INMOS introduced the first transputer in 1985. The transputer was an innovative device. For the first time, a processor had been combined with a communications subsystem for the specific purpose of constructing scalable, parallel machines. Transputers communicated with each other over four, high-speed serial links. The transputer also implemented a hardware process-scheduler, allowing easy implementation of multi-processing."

 (Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 3, 2004 )


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