Transputer is a word meaning transistor computer. It is officially spelled with lower case. It was made by British semiconductor firm INMOS Ltd. It was the first general purpose microprocessor intended to be used in parallel multiprocessor computers. It was to be a range of chips of varying power and cost, that were assembled to form a full computer. The name indicated the role that individual transputers had: they would be used as basic building blocks, as transistors had been.
Near 2,000 references. [Computer Science Bibliography Collection]
Growing article, with links to many related topics. [Wikipedia]
Large resource, many topics: graphics; programming languages; artificial intelligence, robotics; operating systems, microkernels; parallel programming environments; transputers, system simulation; network protocols, load-balancing.
Atari ATW800 Transputer workstation brief history, description, several photos. [Atari History Museum]
Books, INMOS technical notes, mail list, OCCAM language contacts. [Chip Directory]
Emulates one T414 transputer (no FPU or bit blit instructions), supplies file and terminal I/O services; purely interpretive (slow), easily portable C source code compiles on Macintosh and many Unix, BSD.
Interfaces with INMOS style transputers using 10/20 MBits/sec asynchronous serial link. Decode modes available that mimic original INMOS ISA development board I/O ports, allows legacy software compatibility under DOS.
Enthusiast site on Atari Transputer Workstation (ATW), a.k.a. Abaq.
Forum supporting those applying Communicating Sequential Processes, CSP, model of parallel processing. Works on areas such as Java threads and high level language hardware compiling.
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