Transputer Project underway

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Two TNMOC volunteers have embarked on a restoration project of two Inmos Transputer Development System units. In the longer term, they plan to to restore a large system based around a network of 100 T9000 Transputers originally used for fast data capture at CERN.

The Inmos Transputer was a British-designed, novel parallel microprocessor architecture from the early 1980s. The Transputer was unique in that each processor had a built-in simple operating system, memory and four high speed (20 Mbit/s full duplex) bi-directional serial links. The Transputer is essentially a computer system on a chip. The links on the Transputer allow connection to up to four other Transputers or peripherals such as video graphics, floppy and hard disc drives, Ethernet networking and standard RS-232 serial ports.

Amongst other influences, evolutions of the transputer link technology have been promoted by 4Links in SpaceWire technology that is being designed into more than 100 satellites.

You can read about project progress here.

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