Transputers Epoch

Transputers Epoch

Nzenwata Uchenna J*., Adegbenle Adedeji A., and Adedokun Adewale J

Department of Computer Science, Babcock University, Nigeria

Global Journal of Artificial Intelligence

The transputer (Transistor Computer) was an innovative computer design of the 1980s from INMOS, a British semiconductor company based in Bristol. The transputer was conceived of as a building block for electronic systems comprising a processor, memory and a communication system. 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. In this paper discusses the original purpose of the transputer, the architectural and the network design. It also lay emphasis on the factors that birth the dead end of the tranputer technology and the restoration project.

Keywords: Transputer, Ocam, Inmos, Floating Point Unit, Memory Management Unit.

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Nzenwata Uchenna J., Adegbenle Adedeji A., and Adedokun Adewale J. Transputers Epoch. Global Journal of Artificial Intelligence, 2019; 1:5.


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